The BNI Foundation®

June BNI Foundation Update

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 
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

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,
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.



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