Brazos Education Foundation

Office Hours are Monday - Friday (8:30 am - 5 pm) and after hours by appointment.

Phone 254-732-1946

It's time to take part in the biggest giving day of the year! Celebrate GivingTuesday whether that be through giving your time, your gifts, talents or monetary contributions. Every gift, both big and small, helps make a difference. 

No matter what holidays you celebrate, that means plenty more good times to be had before we ring in 2022. It also means it’s time to check in with your 2021 goals! From giving to volunteering to kicking a habit you hoped to leave behind, check out these tips to check in with yourself and finish out 2021 strong! 

Remember to take care of yourself this holiday season and give back when you can. The spirit of the holiday is all about spending time with the ones you love and giving back where you can! Help spread holiday cheer this year for yourself and others by following these ten steps!

Think about the heroes in your life, whether it’s somebody you know, people in your community or even those across the globe. There are also tons of organizations you could partner with this holiday season to show heroes that you care. Here are some ideas to get you started.

How will you lead with kindness? There are so many ways you can put your best foot forward in the world. Wake up each and every day asking yourself how you can spread kindness in the world.

November is often associated with a time of giving thanks, and this year is no different. In order to get the most out of the month, we’re deeming this as the year to start early. Make the entire month about showing gratitude to those you love, and even strangers.

The spooky season is coming to an end before we know it, but that doesn’t mean we’re over October. Scary doesn’t always have to be bad. Instead, use these final weeks as a reminder to do some scary-good deeds and give back to your community.

In order to lead a truly altruistic life, it’s important to take stock of your own mental health, as well as those around you. There are a ton of free resources and tactics you can use to check-in and improve your mental clarity.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (aka FAFSA) opened Oct. 1, 2021, for the 2022-2023 school year. And in a year where change feels near constant, the FAFSA application has undergone a few tweaks as well.

Kalman Chany, the president and founder of Campus Consultants, a firm that guides families through the financial aid process, provides a breakdown of why families should pay extra close attention to this year’s application.

It’s hard to believe that another month has come and gone. As we enter October and inch closer to the holiday season, year-end giving and volunteering also ramps up.

Promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in all that we do helps us develop a more informed and inclusive picture for different causes and issues at hand.

Students pursuing a college degree generally have a sense of where their institution ranks in comparison to others, but not necessarily how their particular course of study measures up. Now they can find out. Using data from the latest College Scorecard, two new studies look much more granularly at how specific programs -- say, the bachelor’s degree in accounting at the University of Texas at Austin -- rate in helping recent graduates recoup their investments.

International Day of Peace, recognized on September 21 every year, is the perfect opportunity to promote peace in the world around us.

Spending quality time with those you love is not only good for the soul, it’s a great step toward living an altruistic life. But how do you put the quality in quality time? Check out these ways to make the most of quality time to help you on your journey toward an altruistic lifestyle. 

It’s hard to believe that the end of the year is approaching so quickly. Wasn’t it just 2020, after all? Time flies faster than you think, which is why it’s important to think about your end-of-year giving plan now. 

Life has been hard lately on us all, but September is National Self-Care Awareness Month. It’s a month dedicated to checking in with yourself, being kind to your inner monologue and truly making sure you get what you need to fill up your cup.

Although there are a ton of heavy issues going on in the world today, nonprofit organizations are a bright spot in the world, helping to provide relief and aid to a variety of important causes.

here are several iconic images when people think of a college campus. A vast green quad filled with students and sun. Tree-lined paths leading to stately buildings. A professor overseeing a lecture hall of undergraduates. You would have to add to those images the university dormitory, more commonly referred to today as the "residence hall" to emphasize the building's place as a center of student life. Your visit to campus is an opportunity to check it out for yourself. Some schools offer general tours that include a stop inside; others provide separate residence hall tours that are timed so as not to disrupt student life and learning. In either case, there is a lot you can learn in a walk-through of a residence hall to help with your search for colleges.

When you open yourself up to actively listening, you’ll be surprised at how much you gain in return. Check out these tips to implement active listening into your lifestyle, as well as what you can take away in return!

The Biden Administration has given student loan borrowers another reprieve on their repayments and collections, granting them a “final extension” until January 31, 2022. Set to expire at the end of September, the pause will instead buy some 40 million individuals with outstanding debt and interest a further window to potentially save some money and be in a better position to start payments again next year.

August 14 is recognized as Financial Awareness Day. You can celebrate by planning your own future, teaching others to plan for theirs or giving back to your community.

When it comes to our world, it’s always a good time to check in with how we can love it back for providing us with a home all these years.

Friday, July 30 is considered International Day of Friendship. Celebrate with these ways you can show the people you love the most just how much they mean to you.

While normally “back to school” is reserved for children, it turns out that this time of year is important for every age. That’s because you’re never too old to continue learning, and it can help you live up to your true potential in everyday life.

Just because it’s the middle of the year doesn’t mean it’s too late to set and achieve big things yet this year. While reevaluating your existing goals, throw in some hard-to-reach newer goals and set your sights high.

While women have always been highly active and engaged in giving back, a new study about women and philanthropy by Fidelity Charitable depicts how the pandemic took many donors’ generosity to even higher levels.

Four of the Top 10 community colleges recognized for excellence by the Aspen Institute are in Texas. San Antonio College was named the best of the bunch and winner of the $600,000 top prize – given every two years by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program.

Life happens, and focusing on all aspects of your health is easier said than done. Take small steps in each area to start building solid habits!

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday he is allocating $94.6 million in federal COVID-19 relief money for higher education programs to support students as they continue to navigate college during the pandemic.

Making a difference in a child’s life sounds like a daunting task, but small acts of kindness can add up and make a huge difference. Start small, like an hour spent volunteering or mentoring.

Inspiration is a fickle thing. It comes and goes with little warning. The good news is, you can always reignite inspiration when you’re feeling uninspired.

Nearly 40% of graduating students say they will continue their educations rather than try to enter a tumultuous job market, according to a new report released by BestColleges.com.

While summer is a time of fun, it can also be a time to help mold amazing qualities, like giving back to the community. Ask your children to choose an activity that also gives back

If you’re able, use World Blood Donor Day as a time to give back and save lives by donating blood. If you aren’t able to safely do so, consider helping out in one of the various other ways to help spread awareness.

New research from Washington State and Virginia Commonwealth shows positive outcomes from robust interaction with animals, particularly dogs.

Weather across the country is heating up, and it’s the perfect time to get out and enjoy mother nature. As it turns out, when it comes to spending time outside, the benefits go far beyond the fresh air.

While the future is uncertain, mankind remains resilient. We’ve learned to adapt to a “new normal” and are slowly making our way back to activities that we set aside for more than a year. A lot has changed, and some of the new techniques and processes surrounding fundraisers, volunteering and fundraising are here to stay.

The upcoming Memorial Day holiday is all about honoring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. This is the perfect holiday to exercise taking a day “on” instead of a day off.

Award displacement happens when receiving one form of financial aid, such as a private scholarship, results in a reduction of other forms of financial aid. This document discusses the best ways to deal with this issue.

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts will be hosting public webinars about the Texas College Savings Plans, Prepaid College Tuition Plan and Scholarship Opportunities. 

Texas A&M-San Antonio has sparkled during the pandemic, providing students with strong learning options and academic support while continuing to build up its campus. And it doesn't plan on slowing down.

BEF scholarship recipient Alicia Martinez, who died from Covid-19 in January, was presented, posthumously, with he Garland School of Social Works 2021 Honorary MSW Spirit of Social Work Award. Alicia was a graduate of Rapoport Academy in Waco.

To lead a fulfilled life, being healthy is about much more than just the physical. It involves your mental well-being, too. 

You don’t have to choose just one cause or organization to support. You can provide support for various causes and various organizations. Take the time to figure out what feels right for you and your own goals for doing good in the world.

May is recognized as National Recommitment Month. It’s a time of renewal and even to build new habits or relationships. What will you recommit to this month?

Now that the world is showing signs of getting back to a sense of “normalcy,” use this Earth Day as a reminder that when we all work together, we can make a difference.

You have the power to continue to do good in the world and be the positive change, even with everything going on around us.

If you’re looking for a reason to get out there and do more good, look no further. April has been named Global Volunteer Month as a time to bring people together to volunteer from across the world.

While times are undoubtedly hard, there is hope on the horizon. Use April’s National Month of Hope as a reminder to be a light in somebody’s life this month, including your own!

When you feel good, you’re more likely to do good in the world and at work. Make sure you’re able to set boundaries to help improve your work-from-home life.

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Brazos Education Foundation
Office Location
2600 Washington Ave.
Waco, TX 76710
Phone 254-732-1946

Office Hours are Monday - Friday (8:30 am - 5 pm) and after hours by appointment.

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2600 Washington Avenue
Waco, TX 76710

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