The Braunfels Foundation Award Good Citizenship Award 2019

Trustees Judge Charles Stephens and Robin Jeffers presented the Braunfels Foundation Award to two eighth students from Canyon Middle School, Kevin Bonilla and Aarin Guerrero.

Trustees Michael Meek and Teresa Johnson presented the Braunfels Foundation Award at Church Hill Middle School to Judah Benjamin Strakos and Ashley Michelle  Whitfield.

Trustee Teresa Johnson and Helgard Suhr-Hollis presented the Braunfels Foundation Award at New Braunfels Middle School to DiAnte Grant and Jane Briggs.

Trustee Teresa Johnson and Helgard Suhr-Hollis presented the Braunfels Foundation Award at Oak Run Middle School to Jovanny Vega and Megan Kramer.

The Big Give S.A.

 The Big Give S.A.

The BFT’s main focus is on scholarships for high school seniors seeking vocational and technical training. The BFT scholarship gives students a “first step” in successfully attaining their goal.

2014 BFT Scholarships recipients2014 Scholarship Recipients

On May 5, the Braunfels Foundation Trust will be participating in the Big Give S.A.  This is a 24 hour day of giving with many local nonprofits represented. The Big Give S.A. is part of the national day of giving called Give Local America. You may know of other organizations in our community participating. 
On May 5, anyone can make an online gift to a participating organization. Minimum donation is $10. There is not a maximum donation.
More information on the Big Give S.A.


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2015 Living Legends


Living Legends 2015

Carter Casteel, Carl Feltner and Carol(Bucky) Warwick Smith

New Braunfels, Texas, August 18, 2015:   The Braunfels Foundation Trust announced, during the Baron and Baroness quarterly social held at McAdoo’s Seafood,  the selection of Carter Casteel, Carl Feltner and Carole “Bucky” Smith as “Living Legends of New Braunfels.”  The “Living Legend” program honors individuals from New Braunfels whose extraordinary service, involvement, and contributions have made New Braunfels this wonderful and most unique place in which to live.

Casteel, Feltner and Smith are the 11th class of Living Legends, and they join a celebrated group of community leaders.  They will be honored at a recognition reception on October 6, 2015, at the New Braunfels Convention and Center Civic.  Tickets for the event will go on sale on August 18.

The Braunfels Foundation Trust was founded after the community of Braunfels, Germany, presented a monetary gift of $1,500 of support following the devastating flood of 1972.

Proceeds from the 11th annual event will benefit programs to support vocational and technical training and continued education in Comal and Guadalupe County through scholarship programs for graduating high school seniors.  The Braunfels Foundation Trust also provides facilities for Communities in Schools of South Central Texas.


On-line tickets to the event on October 6, 2015

Communities in School

Communities In Schools of South Central Texas (CIS) is a local non-profit that provides on-campus Site Coordinators to twenty-six schools from elementary to high school in four school districts in Comal and Guadalupe counties. The CIS  Site Coordinators connect students and their families to critical community resources. They also provide social, academic and counseling services to at-risk students so that they can succeed in school and make positive life choices.

This year CIS will provide services to 18,000 students and nearly 2,800 students will receive intensive case management services which include counseling and life skills, character-building, academic assistance, and health and human services. CIS believes that every child needs and deserves a one-on-one relationship with a caring adult, a safe place to learn and grow, a healthy start and a healthy future, a marketable skill to use upon graduation, and a chance to give back to the community. Last year of the 2,160 students that received intensive services, 99.74% stayed in school, 95% were promoted to the next grade and 98.98% of CIS seniors received a high school diploma.

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