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The latest from BAFTX .....

 
Get your tickets for the party of the year!
Noble Lords and Fair Ladies, we beseech thee to join the British American Business Council for its Starry Knight Gala, a sparkling evening of feasting and merriment, live music, unique auction prizes and a few surprises, from 6.30pm on November 11th at the Westin Oaks Hotel. Proceeds will benefit BAFTX. Information and tickets are available here.
 
Gala auction - opening early online
This year our gala auction will be online and we've lots from the Houston Grand Opera, HM Consul General, vacation home rentals in Asia, Caribbean and USA, prizes from Porsche, Houston Zoo, Disney, Neiman Marcus .... Register now for our auction at www.501auctions.com/babc, bidding will start the week of the gala, at 12 noon on Monday November 6th.
 
In the best company
Join our gala sponsors British Airways, TD Securities, Phillips 66, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Williams Companies, Wood Mackenzie, CBRE, Enterprise Products Partners, Western Gas Partners and more..... This year, sponsor a table and you'll sponsor a student and present your scholarship at our awards ceremony in April 2018.  More information and sponsor list here.
 
Wine Pull
This year's gala will include a wine pull with unusual and valuable bottles donated by friends of BAFTX.  We have partnered with Double Decanted so you can make a donation if you wish from their BAFTX selection and it will be included in the fun on the night. Click here to donate.
 
Travel is the best education
Our Junior Achievers returned last month from 2 weeks in the UK: London, Bath, Oxford, Portsmouth, Windsor and Brighton. Feedback from our students has been great as always "I have learned how to keep an open mind, and be open to learning new things. I want to spread this ideal with as many people as possible."
 
Kids with Courage Pledge
BAFTX's Kids with Courage Pledge this year was awarded to Camp for All 2U, bringing camp to children in full time medical care. BAFTX sponsored a camp at MD Anderson in July where children were able to forget about treatment and enjoy being kids with archery, canoes and s'mores.  This fantastic nonprofit does incredible work. More information here.
 
Harvey 2017
The effects of tropical storm Harvey have been catastrophic for Texas. As many charities have been providing shelter and food for those in desperate need, BAFTX knows that students will be under pressure more than ever to drop out of education and provide for their families.  Scholarships are, for many gifted young people, the only way to build a brighter future.
 
Save the date
Ladies, are you ready for a repeat of Wine, Women and Song? We have the Fab 5 lined up for you at the Junior League of Houston on Saturday February 24th 2018.  Hoping you will join us for this sell-out party with live music, champagne, raffles, tombola and lots of fun! Tickets will be available at the Starry Knight Gala and on our website from November.
 
The next round.....
Our scholarships for 2018 opened on September 1st. We have college tuition scholarships at undergraduate and graduate level, awards for middle schoolers, summer programs in the UK for high school juniors and our Susan Howard award for those proactive in their communities. More information is here.
 
Donate your birthday
Why not ask your facebook friends to support your favorite charity for your birthday? Using Facebook’s fundraising tool, you can now donate your birthday to a non-profit. Simply click on the fundraising tab on your News Feed, select the charity you want to give to (British American Foundation of Texas is included) and set your fundraising goal and end date. More here.
 
Shop and sponsor.....
Don't forget that shopping on Amazon and Beautykind can benefit BAFTX. Bookmark the links and click to shop, knowing that a percentage of your total bill will go straight to BAFTX to cover college tuition costs for students in Texas.
 
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If you believe in the power of education and the changes it can bring to communities, increasing social responsibility, civic participation and tolerance, reducing poverty and crime, improving economies... and would like to let friends, colleagues and families know about BAFTX, please forward this newsletter.