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For the Betterment of New Braunfels

What is the Braunfels Foundation Trust?

The Braunfels Foundation Trust is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization founded after the devastating flood of 1972. The people of Braunfels, Germany presented a monetary gift of $1,500 as seed money.

What is the purpose of the Foundation Trust?

The purpose for which the Foundation Trust was created was the advancement of education and science, the lessening of the burdens of government, the combating of community deterioration, and the social welfare in the Greater New Braunfels Area.

Today, the Trust emphasizes youth education programs and scholarships.

Learn more about the Braunfels Foundation Trust at their website at

Living Legends 2019 Nominations

The Braunfels Foundation Trust (Trust) needs your help in identifying our next Living Legends of New Braunfels. The Annual Celebration Luncheon for the Trust featuring the 14th Class of Living Legends of New Braunfels is set for Monday, October 7, 2019, at the McKenna Events Center.

The Trust supports vocational, technical training and continued education in Comal County through scholarship programs for graduating high school seniors and recognizes 8th grade students with The Braunfels Foundation Award. The Trust also provides facilities for Communities in Schools of South Central Texas.

The Trust honors up to three (3) Living Legends at the event.  We need your assistance in identifying the Living Legends for 2019.

In recent years, the word ‘Legend’ has come to refer to any person whose name promises to be particularly enduring. A New Braunfels area Living Legend will have made a significant contribution to this immediate area, our state, or our nation.  This person shall reside in the area and be widely known for making a difference through their certain and well-known accomplishments.

To nominate an individual for consideration as a Living Legend, please use the form below to tell us why you think this person should be selected.  Please limit your submittals of nominees to no more than three (3) total.  Please use separate nomination forms for each nominee. Nominations will be accepted through June 30, 2019. Nomination forms are also available at the Chamber office.

Nominations may be emailed to or mailed to BFT,  P.O. Box 311417, New Braunfels, Texas 78131-1417, Attn: Debbie Meek or delivered to 390 S. Seguin Avenue, New  Braunfels, and postmarked by June 30, 2018.  Questions: Contact Debbie Meek at 830-708-2906 or

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