Beat The Odds 2021 Recap

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Beat The Odds 2021 Recap2021-05-28T13:39:08-06:00

Meet the 2021 Honorees

Row 1, L-R: Leslie Albarran, Dayton High School; Godasi Ndihokubwayo, Northside HS. Row 2, L-R: Asiah Donahue, Klein Forest HS;

Dat Van, Alief Early College HS; Mara Nezami, Wisdom HS.

What is Beat the Odds?

Learn more about the Beat the Odds Scholarship Program: view the criteria and meet past honorees.

About Beat The Odds

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Watch the 22nd Annual Beat the Odds Awards Celebration

CDF-Texas was so pleased to honor this year’s resilient scholars as well as uplift the vital work the
CDF-Texas Team is doing to change the odds for all Texas children.  

Special thanks to the sponsors who make this work possible. We were also glad to have CDF President and CEO Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson give a keynote speech that stirred us into action. Andas always, it was a privilege to celebrate the 2021 Beat the Odds Honorees whose courage in sharing their stories continues to inspire us. You are movement builders! 

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#30DaysofThx was a donor-centered countdown to this year’s Beat the Odds Awards Celebration. Starting April 20, we featured the folks who make our work possible, from long-time supporters to behind-the-scenes volunteers. It was an intentional effort to publicly express appreciation without time or space constraints, and it was from the heart. 

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Thank You, Sponsors!

  • Bentsen Family Fund
  • Regina J. Rogers
  • Marek Family Foundation
  • Community Health Choice/Harris Health
  • Jim Postl
  • Joyce Ahearn

Scholarship Underwriters:

Tina Bentsen given in memory of the late B.A. Bentsen and Senator Lloyd Bentsen, and in honor of Lan Bentsen
Esther Friedman Family Foundation / Morton Cohn / Ann & J. Kent Friedman given in memory of Esther Friedman Blonstein, Pearl Friedman Cohn and Bobby Sue Cohn

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