SAIC joins National Partnership
The Border Patrol Foundation (BPF) is pleased to announce that SAIC has become a national partner of the foundation. The BPF honors the memory of fallen U.S. Border Patrol agents and provides support and financial resources to their families.
“As a company with a long history supporting U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), SAIC is proud to partner with the Border Patrol Foundation and support its mission to provide financial resources to the families of fallen border agents,” said Craig McIntire, Vice President of Border Security Solutions, SAIC. “Our partnership further strengthens our support of the U.S. Border Patrol as they work tirelessly to secure our nation’s borders.”
“We are honored that SAIC has partnered with BPF and grateful they have extended their support to our national partnership program.” said Ron Colburn, president- Border Patrol Foundation
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Anduril joins National Partnership
The Border Patrol Foundation (BPF) is pleased to announce that Anduril has become a national partner of the foundation. The BPF honors the memory of U.S. Border Patrol agents and provides resources to families of the fallen and agents seriously injured in the line of duty.
“We’re extremely proud to partner with the Border Patrol Foundation and support their critical mission to provide resources for border patrol agents and their families,” said Matthew Steckman, Chief Revenue Officer, Anduril. “We’ve had the opportunity to work closely with the United States Border Patrol through the Autonomous Surveillance Towers program, helping agents use technology to stay safer and make their jobs easier. We look forward to our continued partnership.”
“We are excited to have Anduril among our national partnerships,” says Ron Colburn, President of the Border Patrol Foundation. “We want to express our gratitude on their support to our noble cause and look forward to their participation at events.”
Anduril Industries is a venture-backed defense technology company with headquarters in Southern California and offices in Washington, DC, Seattle, WA, Boston, MA and London, UK. Anduril fuses artificial intelligence with the latest hardware advancements in order to radically evolve the defense capabilities of the United States and its allies. The company's products and people are currently in the field actively supporting operations with the US Department of Defense, the US Department of Homeland Security and the UK Ministry of Defense as well as other agencies. Anduril's investors include Founders Fund, General Catalyst, Lux Capital, 8VC, and Andreessen Horowitz. For more information, visit www.anduril.com.
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.