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Published by kay.thomson, 2018-06-27 10:08:46

BAFTX Brochure 2018

BAFTX Brochure 2018

2018


OUR SCHOLARS SAID...

“The generosity of the benefactors of this amazing
opportunity has granted me the possibility to grow and
share what I have learned with my community. I am sure
that this experience will prepare me to become a useful

asset to society and in the future to be able to return
the generosity bestowed on me to future generations.”

Diana Olmos, Junior Achiever 2018

“I am extremely blessed to be awarded this scholarship.
 Thank you for believing in me and supporting my

dreams.  You have inspired me to do philanthropic deeds
in the future and be an active member in my community.
Your support will help alleviate my financial worries as I

take on this next chapter in my life.” 
Anthony Pham, Undergraduate scholar 2018,

University of Houston

“I am extremely grateful to receive this scholarship. By
receiving this award, I will be able to achieve my goal of

being the first to ever graduate in my family.”
Christina Grueso, Undergraduate scholar 2018,

Houston Baptist University

“I am truly grateful for this opportunity that will expand
and sharpen how I think.  The opportunity to study

abroad will let me own a diverse set of knowledge that
will strengthen my passions, my future, my culture and
myself – a future trailblazer.” 
Aylene Menchaca, Junior Achiever 2018 

“Thanks to the award I was given, I have been motivated
to do even better in both in school and in my personal
life.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” 
Heriberto Triana, Associate scholar 2018,
Houston Community College 


WELCOME

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change
the world" Nelson Mandela

Education is uniquely and powerfully transformative, can drive
communities, economies and industries to great heights .... yet many
young people are denied access due to lack of funding.  The British
American Foundation of Texas (BAFTX) seeks to level this playing field so
that young, gifted and ambitious people from underprivileged
backgrounds may receive the education they need to achieve their
potential, for the good of us all.

BAFTX was founded in 2006 by Susan Howard, Julie Harris and Tim Horner,
then Vice President and subsequently President of British American
Business Council of Houston.  Susan then led BAFTX for 9 years with
dedication and passion, shaping the organization and making it a great
success.

We are proud to build on Susan's work and as we do, our students are a
constant inspiration to us and a reminder of the epic work still to be done
in access to higher education.  None of our scholarships would be possible
without our generous benefactors, supporting our events and capital
campaigns, believing in the value of our work and the achievements of
BAFTX scholars.  We are infinitely grateful, not only for donations, but also
the trust our donors place in us to ensure scholarships are awarded to the
most deserving.

2017 was a great year for BAFTX and ended with a very successful Starry
Knight gala. We kicked off 2018 with our annual Wine Women and Song
event, followed by a Royal Wedding party for 200 guests on May 19 at
Royal Oaks Country Club, which created quite a stir, including live TV
coverage. Donors were invited to our 11th annual Awards Ceremony in
April 2018 to meet with their scholars and present awards as well as hear
an inspiring speech by Jesús Terrones of Cameron. 

Looking to 2019, BAFTX is hosting another Wine Women and Song, which
gets bigger and better each year, and another gala, which will take
place at the brand new and super glamorous Post Oak Hotel in Houston.

We are looking forward to another year of great events and impressive
scholarship applications, supported by our donors and volunteers, helping
our scholars access education, fulfill their potential and change the world.

Kay Thomson, Executive Director


MISSION

The Foundation was established by the British American Business
Council of Houston as a beacon going forward into the future, to light
an awareness of the opportunities available culturally and to affirm a
commitment to the academically gifted, yet financially disadvantaged
youth of today, encouraging them to become our global leaders of
tomorrow.

The scholarships will be awarded at various increments and programs
to finance aspiring middle school, high school, undergraduate and
postgraduate students. We will also be focusing on funding young
adults who may require re-education, post traumatic recovery or
provide aid to continue education during long term illness.

BAFTX will provide opportunities to excel here in Texas, or to attain
global education, with exchanges between the UK and USA
educational institutions of excellence. For many, travel broadens their
minds and horizons and solidifies the existence of a world that is
waiting for them beyond the realms of the school bus perimeter.

The primary focus will be in the field of Science and Technology and
International Business.

With the generous support of people like you and the BABC, BAFTX will
strive to finance these bright, hard-working students that are hindered
in reaching their potential through lack of funding, supporting them in
their endeavors and attaining their goals without the added worry of
financial constraints.


SCHOLARSHIPS

THE KIDS WITH COURAGE PLEDGE

Provides young adults with special needs the opportunity to
attend an institute of education or summer camp.

THE EARLY STARTER SCHOLARSHIP

An award for middle school students to be held
in escrow until high school graduation,

then to contribute towards college tuition fees.

THE JUNIOR ACHIEVER SCHOLARSHIP

Provides high school students an opportunity to attend a
two-week British Studies summer program in England.

THE UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

Awards up to one semester's undergraduate tuition at a
university in Texas or in the United Kingdom.

THE GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

Awards up to one semester's postgraduate tuition at a
university in Texas or in the United Kingdom.

THE WOOD MACKENZIE BAFTX ENERGY AWARD

Awards up to one semester's tuition at a
university in Texas.

THE BAFTX - SWANSEA UNDERGRADUATE AWARD

Awards up to one semester's undergraduate tuition at
Texas A&M University or University of Houston
to students from Swansea University, UK.

THE SUSAN HOWARD COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

Award honors young adults who have demonstrated
initiative and tenacity in conceptualizing, initiating
and / or organizing a community service project.


THE BAFTX EFFECT

In 2018, BAFTX scholars Over $1 million
are studying: awarded
Aerospace Engineering
Biochemistry since 2007
Biology
Business Administration All BAFTX scholarships
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry are awarded based
Computer Science
Geoscience on academic talent,
International Business
Mathematics financial need,
Nursing
Occupational Therapy Texas A&M community service
Petroleum Engineering and demonstration
Physics
of ambition and

determination.

HBU

UT Austin 84% of BAFTX
funding is

In 2018, BAFTX University generated by
awarded of Houston events

scholarships

to students from 15 BAFTX Junior Achievers attend a
schools and colleges 2 week summer program in the
in Texas and the UK UK. They are 17 years old, most
have never left the USA before
616 young people have and this experience is life-
benefited from BAFTX changing. 62 Junior Achievers
awards since 2007 awards since 2007.


BAFTX SCHOLARS 2018

In addition to the following, the British American Foundation of Texas
awarded scholarships to students from University of Swansea (UK),

University of Texas at Austin, Houston Community College and Texas A&M.

BRITISH AIRWAYS
KIDS WITH COURAGE AWARD

Presented by Sally Stiles, Account Manager

to Belinda Munsell, Development Director

Camp for All 2U

ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS PARTNERS
ASSOCIATE AWARD

Presented by Randy Fowler, President

to Victoria Oh

Houston Community College

DIRECT ENERGY
ASSOCIATE  AWARD

Presented by Warren Pereira, Director

to Heriberto Triana

Houston Community College

CONOCOPHILLIPS
UNDERGRADUATE AWARD

Presented by Natalie Riley, Director

to Lydia Schinnerer

Texas A&M University


CONOCOPHILLIPS
UNDERGRADUATE AWARD

Presented by Natalie Riley, Director

to Catherin Franklin

Texas A&M University

EXXONMOBIL
UNDERGRADUATE AWARD

Presented by John Ardill, Vice President

to William Parker

University of Houston

EXXONMOBIL
UNDERGRADUATE AWARD

Presented by John Ardill, Vice President

to Anthony Pham

University of Houston

HAKLUYT
UNDERGRADUATE AWARD

Presented by Andrew Exum

Sarah Syedto Janis Parsley, on behalf of

University of Houston

VEPICA
UNDERGRADUATE AWARD

Presented by Iain Murray, VP & General Counsel

to Namita Kadel

University of Houston


CRESTWOOD EQUITY PARTNERS
UNDERGRADUATE AWARD

Presented by Joel Lambert, General Counsel

to Victor Nga

South Plains College

BRACEWELL
UNDERGRADUATE AWARD

Presented by Heather Brown, Partner

to Christina Strohmann

University of Houston

PHILLIPS 66
UNDERGRADUATE AWARD

Presented by Geoff Reid, Assistant Treasurer

to Aida Zamani

Texas A&M University

PHILLIPS 66
UNDERGRADUATE AWARD

Presented by Geoff Reid, Assistant Treasurer

to Chau Vuong

University of Houston

KING & SPALDING
GRADUATE AWARD

Presented by Martin Hunt, Partner

to Jaimie Crane

Texas Women's University


BABC HOUSTON
UNDERGRADUATE AWARD

Presented by Huw Rothwell, President

to Kristen Manning

Houston Baptist University

BABC HOUSTON
UNDERGRADUATE AWARD

Presented by Huw Rothwell, President

to Christina Grueso

Houston Baptist University

TD SECURITIES
UNDERGRADUATE AWARD

Presented by Kevin Howard MBE, Managing Director

to Kaitlyn Nguyen

University of Houston

TD SECURITIES 
JUNIOR ACHIEVER AWARD

Presented by Kevin Howard MBE, Managing Director

to Edward Joseph Ramirez Pineda

KIPP Houston High School

MARK & SALLY SOOBY
JUNIOR ACHIEVER AWARD

Presented by Mark Sooby

to Ruth Beaubrun

Bellaire High School


BAKER MCKENZIE
JUNIOR ACHIEVER AWARD

Presented by Andrew Kittell, Director,
& Gwen Musial, alumnus, ACS Int'l Schools

to Ahmad Elhajj

Westside High School

ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS PARTNERS
JUNIOR ACHIEVER AWARD

Presented by Randy Fowler, President

to Diana Olmos

Eastwood Academy

WESTERN GAS
JUNIOR ACHIEVER AWARD

Presented by Ben Fink, President & CEO

to Dieungoc Nguyen

De Bakey High School

WOOD MACKENZIE
JUNIOR ACHIEVER AWARD

Presented by James McLennan, Senior VP

to Aylene Menchaca

KIPP Generations Collegiate

SUSAN HOWARD
COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

Presented by Joanne Howard

to Amana Ahmad

Rennaissance Academy


SPONSORS

Thanks to our generous sponsors who understand the power of
education, we are able to provide opportunity to ambitious and

gifted young people.

GALA TABLE SPONSORS

Altivia, Andeavor, Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP, Baker & McKenzie
LLP, BP America, Bracewell LLP, British Airways, Caiman Energy,

CBRE, Emma & David Cochrane, Linda & Willie Chiang,
ConocoPhillips, Crestwood Equity Partners LP, Direct Energy,

Marianne & Neil Duffin, Enterprise Products Partners LLP,
ExxonMobil, Hakluyt, Kevin Howard MBE, King & Spalding, 
Meritage Midstream Services, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP,
Phillips 66, TD Securities, TGS, Vantage Drilling, Vepica, Western

Gas, Williams Companies, Wood Mackenzie.

WINE, WOMEN & SONG DONORS & SPONSORS

British Isles, Janet Carrig, Cheesecake Factory, Linda Chiang,
Emma Cochrane, Anne Davidson, Bridget Dean, Marianne Duffin,

Nadia Durant, Jen Fink, Moira Holden, Josephine's Day Spa &
Salon, Gill Mallon, Jen McLennan, Pat Mitchell, Sandy's Tote, Kathy

Sauvé, Carole Serjeant, Joanna Strachan, TD Securities, The
Houston Trio, Kay Thomson, Elaine Turner, Wood Mackenzie

AWARDS CEREMONY SPONSORS

John Carrig, Patty Dundee, Jen Fink, Kevin Howard MBE,
Martin Hunt, Clare Mawson, James McLennan, Kathy Sauvé,

Carole Serjeant, Kay Thomson

ROYAL WEDDING EVENT SPONSORS & DONORS

Patty Dundee, Gabriela Dror Designs, HM Consul General,
Kim & Bill Johnson, Josephine's Day Spa & Salon, Pat & Kevin
Mitchell, Penhaligon's, Sandy's Tote, Carole Serjeant, Kay Thomson


BAFTX IN FIGURES

Awards Dinner Receptions

2% 1%

Admin Donations

6% 2%

Insurance Ladies Events

2% 12%

Marketing Capital Campaign

4% 13%

Proceeds
2006-2018

Salaries Gala, net

15% 72%

Disbursements
2006-2018

Scholarships

71%


AFTER BAFTX

Some of the roles currently held by BAFTX alumni:

Analyst at JPMorgan Chase & Co
Applications Engineer at Texas Instruments

Associate at Harvest Partners, LP
Campus Information Systems Manager at KIPP Houston Public Schools

Clinical Research Associate at Sarah Cannon Research Institute
Clinical Research Coordinator at University of Pennsylvania
CSP Tax Senior Associate at PwC
EHS Manager at Anheuser-Busch
Environmental Consultant at EOSolutions
Geologist at BP
Geophysicist at Schlumberger
Junior Geologist at Total
Manufacturing Engineer at Aerospace Techniques, Inc.
National Sales Recruiter at Total Quality Logistics
Operations Coordinator at SandBox Logistics
Petroleum Engineer at Apache Corporation
Production Engineer at Chevron
Production Engineer at ConocoPhillips
Regulatory Specialist at US Army Corps of Engineers
Research Assistant at Harvard University
Senior Analyst at IHS Markit
Senior Petroleum Engineer at Ryder Scott Company, L.P.
Software Consultant at Quorum Software
SSHE Programs Advisor at ExxonMobil
Well Integrity Engineer at BP

And following study in Texas funded by BAFTX, many of our
alumni have completed academic and research courses,
including Masters and PhDs, at the following schools:

Bryn Mawr College Notre Dame College

Colorado School of Mines Oxford University

Georgetown University Law Center Rice University

Harvard University The Wharton School

Imperial College London University of Pennsylvania

London School of Economics


UPCOMING EVENTS

WINE, WOMEN & SONG 2019

Our annual luncheon for the ladies get better each year.
Bring your friends for champagne, lunch, raffles, live music from
the Fab 5, speeches and a lot of fun.  We'll see you at the Junior
League on February 2, 2019.
Tickets available from September 2018 at www.baftx.org

12th ANNUAL BAFTX AWARDS CEREMONY

A truly inspiring event, where we invite our generous capital
campaign donors to meet with and present awards to the
students they are sponsoring.  A dinner with brilliant speakers, our
next awards ceremony will take place at the Federal Reserve in
Houston, Spring 2019.

GALA 2019

BAFTX is delighted to announce its 2019 fundraising gala. We will
host this glamorous event at the stunning new Post Oak Hotel in
Houston on November 16, 2019.
Tickets will be available at www.baftx.org from Spring 2019.

"FUN"DRAISING WITH BAFTX...

What a fantastic event, Kay !! Everyone I saw and spoke to was having a
fabulous time !...It was sooo tastefully done...very classy .. we all REALLY
enjoyed the whole thing. Congratulations on a MAJOR success...


British American Foundation of Texas
Board of Directors

Kevin Howard MBE, Chairman
James McLennan, President
John Carrig, VP & Treasurer
Patty Dundee
Nadia Durant
Jen Fink
Joanne Howard
Martin Hunt
Julie Phan Rose
Kathy Sauvé
Pat Schiele

Contact BAFTX

British American Foundation of Texas
PO Box 421234, Houston TX 77242
713-927-1319 | info@baftx.org
www.baftx.org


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