The success of our youth is helping them to B STRONG!


The Braden Aboud Memorial Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health and educational development of El Paso's youth.

What We Do

Since 2007, more than $1,500,000 has been returned through in-kind and monetary donations to schools, teams and organizations throughout the El Paso region. 

  • Braden Aboud 5K Run/5K & 1 Mile Walk
  • B STRONG Shoe Giveaway
  • B Warm El Paso Blanket Drive
  • B a Success Backpacks
  • B STRONG AD IN Tennis

In addition to the marquee events, the foundation distributes funding throughout the year to programs such as the After School Project, B Safe Swimming Project and scholarships to graduating seniors from the El Paso area.

Who We Are

It takes more than a village - it takes a community of leaders. Since 2007, the foundation has been 100% volunteer-ran, with a board of volunteers at the heart of this organization. Each member represents a cross section of professionals and community leaders, and each brings their expertise to drive the various annual projects of the foundation.

2018 Committee Members

  • Lori McCuaig
  • Lynette Brown
  • Lynn Kobren
  • Malena Field
  • Mark Tomlin
  • Mary Wakefield
  • Mike Norwich
  • Mo Bailey
  • Randy Shinaut
  • Robin Kobren
  • Ross Walker
  • Ruth Katz
  • Sabrina Crowley
  • Sam Belford
  • Sandy Whitney
  • Sarah James
  • Scott Kobren
  • Susie Shinaut
  • Susy Auza-Smith
  • Tina Gute
  • Gary Aboud - Executive Director/Founder
  • Cindi Aboud - Executive Director/Founder
  • Julie Tomlin - Run/Walk Team & School Liaison
  • Amy Marcus - B STRONG Shoe Giveaway Coordinator
  • Ana Isabel Sandoval - B STRONG Office Director
  • Adrian Flores
  • Andy Lambeth
  • Angela Munro
  • Carolyn Grantham
  • Catherine Payne
  • Cecelia Duran
  • Chana Burton
  • Christi Hines
  • Cindy Cohen
  • Gayle Belford
  • Gilbert Izquierdo
  • Jennifer Lambeth
  • Jill McBeth
  • Katy Freytag
  • Kimmie Caldwell
  • Laura Norwich