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Brian Fontenot

Meet our 2017 Mentorship Cohort

Congratulations to the students selected for our 2017 Mentorship Program. We look forward to developing and enhancing your leadership, communication, emotional intelligence, and other soft skills!

Each student was selected for our mentorship program, exhibiting strong leadership potential, abilities, and strong extracurricular involvement throughout the University of Texas at Austin community and beyond.

Each student will receive an Apple iPad Pro 9.7″ with Smart Keyboard for successful completion of the program curriculum. Learn more about our cohort of students by visiting our cohort page.

 

2017 Mentorship Cohort 

Amie Jean

Ashley Ikwuagwu

Camron Goodman

Gabriel Roberts

Kory Davison

Kyle Davison

Lucia Aremu

Rakiya Cunningham

Samantha Wellington

Tyeria Evans

 

Applications for our 2018 mentorship program are open today, with a December 1, 2017 deadline. Please visit our mentorship program page to learn more.

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Congratulations to our 2017 Scholarship Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of our 2017 Richard Fontenot and Susan Moore-Fontenot Honorary Scholarship!

For 2017, we were able to award four scholarships thanks to donations including our Platinum Sponsor, State Farm.

Each scholarship student received a $1,000 scholarship check, an Apple MacBook Pro 13″ with Touch Bar and Touch ID, and an Apple iPad Pro 9.7″ with Smart Keyboard. Each student also is enrolled in our annual Mentorship Program, developing their emotional intelligence, leadership, and communication skills.

 

Richard Fontenot Honorary Scholarship Winners:

Kyle Davison

Kory Davison

Susan Moore-Fontenot Honorary Scholarship Winners:

Amie Jean

Rakiya Cunningham

 

Learn more about each recipient on our award recipient page.

Scholarship Applications for our 2018 scholarships will open in August 2017. Please visit our scholarship page to learn more.

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Calling All Potential Mentors!

We are excited to soon announce our first class of scholarship award winners and students for our mentorship program! But we are missing one special ingredient: You!

Our Friend for a Journey Mentorship Program is a year-long mentorship program designed to match mentors and students from our applicant pool. There are designated activities for the mentor that also allows the flexibility for mentors to arrange their own activities.

There will be 12 scheduled meetings, led by a dynamic speaker who will a focus on a different topic that impacts college students. Open discussion is encouraged as different viewpoints can help students understand various ways to tackle situations. These power meetings will be life changing.

There are a variety of reasons to become a mentor:

  • Become a “big brother or sister”
  • Create countless memories
  • Experience a sense of pride in another individual’s progression in life
  • Give back to the community
  • Help assist a younger version of yourself

We hope that you will become a mentor to an amazing student. We have designed our mentorship program in such a way that it does not require a large time commitment, but will also be a fun personal enrichment experience for your mentee! You will also have the ability to structure your own actives with your student mentees, supporting your schedule and pre-existing commitments.

If you are interested in learning more, Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm we are going to host a mentorship information dinner. Come join us to find out more! Please RSVP by visiting our RSVP under Events on our website and you will be provided with location details.

Thank you for your support and I look forward to your help in developing our future leaders!

With much appreciation and gratitude,

Brian L. Fontenot, Founder/CEO
BLF Foundation

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor, State Farm. Thanks to your donation, our scholarship has been made possible for our award winners.

You shop. Amazon gives.

Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support us by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.

Click on this link to associate your Amazon Shopping with our foundation. Amazon will remind you each time you visit amazon.com to go to the smile website so that every purchase credits to our fundraiser.

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Amazon Smile Fundraiser

You shop. Amazon gives.

Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support us by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.

Click on this link to associate your Amazon Shopping with our foundation. Amazon will remind you each time you visit amazon.com to go to the smile website so that every purchase credits to our fundraiser.

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FireFan Fundraiser

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Play along with live sports – predict the outcome, win points & bragging rights.

FireFan enables sports enthusiasts to connect, discuss their favorite teams & events, and play against each other in real time by competing to predict the outcome of live sporting events. FireFan unites friends, family, fans, and superstars around their passion for sports through live interaction. Help us raise funds by joining the app. Every token you earn will lead to dollars being donated to the BLF Foundation’s Scholarship Fund.

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Help us reach more students.

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Scholarship Deadline Extension

To All Prospective Students:

Thanks so much in advance for applying to the Susan Moore-Fontenot and Richard Fontenot Honorary Scholarships. The deadline for scholarships submissions has been extended to December 31st 2016 at 11:59 PM CST, with the winner of each scholarship finding out on January 15, 2017. The checks will go out along with the purchase of equipment following that date.

Feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions.

Thanks,
BLF Foundation

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Thank you for your support this weekend!

The Foundations Day Party and/or Sunday Brunch this past weekend was a success because of you! With your support, we were able to raise our initial funds for our scholarship.

Every dollar from your ticket purchase was donated to our scholarship fund. BLF Foundation is a Texas registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, which will allow you to deduct the ticket cost from your taxes. To retrieve your invoice, you can visit Eventbrite for your ticket receipt.

You can continue to make donations online at BLF Foundation’s website:https://blffoundation.org/donate. You can donate by entering your desired amount or contribute at one of the three sponsorship levels listed on our donations page.

Please do share information about the BLF Foundation and tax write offs for donating to your friends and family. All donations are greatly appreciated and help us support countless scholarship recipients.

BLF Foundation is also looking for mentors to work with our scholarship applicants. You can find out more by visiting BLF Foundation’s mentorship page: https://blffoundation.org/mentorship.

Thank you for your support and I look forward to your help in developing our future leaders!

With much appreciation and gratitude,

Brian L. Fontenot

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Scholarship Fundraiser Weekend

Help the BLF Foundation and Brian Fontenot celebrate two scholarship fundraiser events:

Foundations Day Party at RIO with DJ Hella Yella and an OPEN BAR all day | 2 pm – 7 pm on Saturday, August 20th

Sunday Brunch at the Tap Room with DJ A/C, catered by Chef Gil Catering with a Buffet | 1 am – 4 pm on Sunday, August 21st

There is a $20 pre-sell for each event or you can take advantage of a $40 pre-sell for the whole weekend. Pre-sell tickets end on August 6, 2016.

The BLF Foundation is a 501(c)-3 non profit, providing minority college students with mentorship and scholarship opportunities in an effort to help advance our future leaders. More information can be found at: https://blffoundation.org/

100% of your ticket price goes to the scholarship fund.

Please help us to be able to support this scholarship fund! Thank you for supporting this weekend and help the BLF Foundation changes lives in the process. #PartyWithAPurpose

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