11th Annual Border Patrol Foundation Recognition Dinner nets big support for the families of the U.S. Border Patrol
November 1, 2019
Thanks to the amazing support of our sponsors and attendees, the 2019 Border Patrol Foundation Recognition Dinner, our 11th, was our most successful. We raised over $247,000 for programs that support the families of the United States Border Patrol, and over $57,000 to support the scholarship program, directly!
Check out our highlights!
Family Services Programs
Over $247,000 was raised to support the families of the U.S. Border Patrol!
Since January 2019, BPF has donated over $253,000 through our Family Services Programs.
That brings our total donations over ten years to more than $1,118,284!
Events like the Recognition Dinner are crucial to the fundraising efforts that support these programs for on- and off-duty deaths, injuries, illnesses, and family medical emergencies. We want to thank every attendee, sponsor and volunteer that supported this important event! Your participation, support and generosity are what makes our mission possible.
2019-2020 BPF Scholarship Program
The BPF has experienced many significant milestones in 2019! One of our most exciting was the increase to the Silent Partner Scholarship Program. Previously, children of fallen Border Patrol Agents received a one-time scholarship of $7,500. Because of the generosity of our donors, we are pleased to be able to offer children of fallen Border Patrol Agents scholarships totaling $25,000 toward 4 years of college! Other scholarships, ranging from one-time awards of $1,000 - $5,000 are awarded competitively to children of active-duty and retired Border Patrol employees, as well as active members of the Border Patrol Explorers Program. Since the program began in 2011, BPF has awarded $396,000 in educational scholarships!
Fundraising for the program is now more important than ever! Significant contributions to the Scholarship Program came from events such as:
Night at the Alamo: In March of this year, BPF held a very successful live auction at the annual Night at the Alamo Reception held in conjunction with the Border Security Expo. Thanks to the incredible generosity of many companies and individual donors, BPF raised $33,000 for the scholarship program.
Scholarship Grant: October brought more exciting news when Motorola Solutions Foundation awarded BPF a $50,000 Scholarship Grant!
11th Annual Recognition Dinner: This year’s Recognition Dinner raised an additional $57,000 to support our Scholarship Program that included a $25,000 donation from TRI-COR Industries (TCI), and a $10,000 donation from Elbit Systems of America!
Together with other private donations, this brings funding for the upcoming scholarship cycle to $145,000! We want to thank every donor who has contributed to this amazing program. Your generosity will make a true difference in a young adult’s life and helps bring us one step closer to our goal of providing full-ride scholarships to the children of fallen Border Patrol Agents.
We at BPF are truly grateful for your support. Thank you.
Bob Horn presented with inaugural
"Robert Horn Spotlight Award"
October 15, 2019
On September 20, 2019, Border Patrol Foundation (BPF) honored Robert "Bob" Horn, Partner at Husch Blackwell, with the inaugural "Robert Horn Spotlight Award". This first-year award recognizes charitable and philanthropic efforts in dedicated support of the BPF mission to honor the memory of the fallen U.S. Border Patrol Agents and provide support and resources to their families.
The award, presented at the offices of Husch Blackwell, was adorned with the 10th anniversary BPF challenge coin and read "In grateful appreciation for your guidance in the creation of the Border Patrol Foundation (BPF), and for 10+ years of commitment to the mission and unwavering support for the BPF. Thank you for your outstanding and selfless contributions."
Local BPF board members and several of Bob's family members and colleagues attended the event.
Border Patrol Foundation is truly grateful for Bob's support and were honored to recognize his many contributions.
BPF Silent Partner Scholarship recipient breaking records
August 3, 2019
Stock photo via Jack Spitser/Spitser Photography
Shaine Casas doubled down on his breakthrough performance in the 100 back this morning at US Nationals, not only winning the national title, but dropping another half second too. The 19-year-old posted a blistering 52.72 in finals tonight, winning the event by over a second, and significantly undercutting his personal best of 53.26, which he set this morning. Just a reminder, Casas entered this meet with a best time of 54.51, meaning he dropped nearly 2 full seconds over the course of the day. CLICK HERE to keep reading!
Shaine is a Border Patrol Foundation Scholarship recipient as the surviving son of Border Patrol Agent James Epling, End of Watch December 16, 2003.
Way to go Shaine!!