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June BNI Foundation Update

By: Emely Ferrer
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    The BNI Foundation®

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    Emely Ferrer

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I stated at the conference the BNI Foundation is YOUR foundation! We need all of you to get involved. I would like to thank our donors who helped make this year’s US National Conference the most successful in our history! We exceeded our goals and had tremendous fun in the process! This conference was truly a celebration of 20 Years of giving!
There is an overwhelming need to increase our Business Voices Teams. These teams support local schools through career days, school supply drives, mentoring, and many other projects. They have a direct impact on your local children. For more information on how you can help please contact us at info@bnifoundation.org 
- David Kauffman BNI Foundation

BNI Foundation Surpasses US National Conference Fundraising Goal

The 2018 BNI National Conference was a huge success for the BNI Foundation. We raised $26,000, surpassing our $20,000 goal. We also signed up five new Heroes and six new Super Heroes! Heroes and Super Heroes are supporters who commit to donate $50 a month and $100 a month respectively.

In an exciting chance encounter, actor Keifer Sutherland, who was visiting the Red Rock Casino where the Conference took place, was kind enough to offer his support for an impromptu fundraiser at the hotel lounge. Before the night was over, Mr. Sutherland had helped us raise $1,000.

A big thank you to everyone who contributed. With your help the BNI Foundation will do more to help students and teachers this year than ever before.

Summer Givers Gain Grant Cycle is Here

The Givers Gain Grants, educational grants awarded by the BNI Foundation twice yearly, are designed to help educators fund special projects. This summer we will award five $1,000 grants. This grant cycle will begin on June 1. Schools and educational organizations can find more information and a link to the application here.

The funds raised during this year’s BNI National Conference have allowed us to double the number of grants awarded this year to twenty. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, additional grant cycle will be announced.

Beth Misner Recognized by Austin Child Guidance Center

BNI Foundation co-founder Beth Misner has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Community Activist Phyllis Richards Austin Icon for Children Award. The award is presented each year by the Austin Child Guidance Center to recognize outstanding contributions to positive change for children by exemplifying excellence through community engagement. Mrs. Misner is a finalist in the Community Activist category, awarded to an individual who demonstrates excellence in improving outcomes for children.

Established in 1951, the Austin Child Guidance Center works to improve the mental health of children and their families by providing early intervention, diagnosis and treatment. Congratulations to Mrs. Misner and all the finalists for this recognition of their work with children.