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The latest from BAFTX .....

 
Applications are open
Applications for all our programs, from middle school Early Starters through high school Junior Achievers to Undergraduates, Graduates and Community Service scholarships, are open online.  If you know anyone who might meet our criteria and benefit from a college scholarship, please send them this link.
 
Wine, women and song
Looking for Christmas gifts for your favorite girlfriends? How about tickets to a sparkling event to brighten up January? Our Wine, Women and Song with its champagne reception, live music from The Fab 5, raffle, tombola and lots of fun will be at the Junior League on Saturday 21st January. Buy your tickets here.
 
Shop and sponsor.....
Amazon has so far donated over $39 million to non profits in the USA. Your holiday shopping can now benefit BAFTX too. Click here and 0.5% of your spending will be donated to BAFTX by Amazon. Bookmark it and know that when you treat yourself and your family, you're treating students to college too!
 
BAFTX Alumni News
We recently caught up with Ziba who is sponsored by BAFTX. She's majoring in Biochemistry and Biophysical Sciences at U of H. She's enjoying working alongside leading researchers and gaining practical experience. She'll be heading to Baylor soon and will then practice medicine and research. More about our alumni here.
 
Save the date for the party of the year!
We are very excited to be organizing our 2017 Gala already.  Our previous galas have set high standards and been very glamorous, fun and festive ... our next one will be nothing less. Mark November 11, 2017 in your calendars, you won't want to miss this!
 
Thanks to H-E-B!
BAFTX has just been awarded $1000 from H-E-B’s Tournament of Champions Charitable Trust, a special fund that receives its money from an annual golf tournament sponsored by H-E-B’s vendor community. We are very grateful to H-E-B and will ensure their donation, as with all donations, is put to excellent use.
 
Get involved!
BAFTX is currently seeking volunteer board members. If you can commit to a meeting every other month, and would like to make a difference to the future of young people in Texas, please email us on info@baftx.org for further information.
 
Thank you for your capital campaign donations
The current economic conditions make philanthropy difficult so we are especially grateful to our benefactors who donated this Fall to our capital campaign. BAFTX has been reaching out to more schools, colleges and students than ever before, ensuring that your donation is awarded to the most deserving candidates. Of course, we are still accepting donations, email info@baftx.org for more information.
 
Be social with us.....
We are spreading the word about our activities and how we are ensuring that tomorrow's leaders receive the education they need.  We recently appeared in the Houston Chronicle and are active online - please "like" and "share" our links below to hear more about our students, programs and events.
 
All the very best
As the year draws to a close,  BAFTX would like to wish you and your family a very happy and restful holiday and all the best for a successful, healthy and peaceful 2017.