The Bandera Electric Charitable Foundation is thrilled to announce the successful completion of its annual Members’ Choice Contest, a unique initiative that empowers BEC’s members to vote for the organization they believe should receive a grant of $5,000. The voting took place from April 15 to May 15, allowing BEC members to actively participate in supporting deserving organizations in their community.

The Members’ Choice Contest candidates were thoughtfully selected by the BEC Foundation board, ensuring that a diverse range of organizations addressing various community needs were considered. The competition generated enthusiastic participation from BEC members, who eagerly cast their votes to determine the recipient of the grant money.

"Voting in the Members’ Choice Contest provides us with an opportunity to acknowledge and appreciate the remarkable organizations and their dedicated volunteers within our community. It is a way for us to recognize their commitment, hard work, and dedication,” said Toba Wright, Chair of the BEC Foundation. “By casting their votes, our members actively participate in applauding these exceptional organizations and their volunteers, who play a vital role in making our community thrive. Together, we celebrate their outstanding contributions and the positive impact they create."

After careful consideration of the votes, the BEC Foundation is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2023 Members’ Choice Contest is Triple H Equitherapy. Since 1995, Triple H Equitherapy has been a beacon of hope, healing, and happiness for individuals with disabilities in the Texas Hill Country. The organization is dedicated to improving the lives of children, teens, adults, seniors, and veterans with disabilities through nationally accredited equine-assisted activities and therapies.

"We are deeply honored to have been chosen," expressed Triple H’s Director of Operations, Keisha Gonzales. "The funds we are receiving from the BEC Foundation are immensely appreciated. Moreover, it fills us with profound gratitude to be part of a community that has demonstrated such unwavering support. Winning the Members’ Choice Contest serves as a true testament to the incredible backing we receive."

Triple H Equitherapy offers a wide range of distinctive experiences that traditional therapy cannot replicate. By harnessing the unique qualities of specially selected and trained horses, the organization tailors its programs to meet the specific needs of individuals with physical, mental, emotional, and behavioral challenges.

Their horse-powered programs encompass experiential learning for mentally, emotionally, and physically disabled students, equine-assisted psychotherapy, programs for veterans of all eras and their families, horsemanship, and social programs for seniors, as well as various therapeutic horsemanship and riding activities. Triple H Equitherapy has become a vital resource in the community, providing unparalleled opportunities for individuals with disabilities to thrive and achieve their full potential. For more information about Triple H Equitherapy and their programs, please visit their website at

The BEC Foundation is honored to award Triple H Equitherapy the grant money, knowing that it will contribute to the continuation and expansion of their invaluable programs. This achievement would not have been possible without the active participation and engagement of BEC members, who demonstrated their unwavering commitment to making a positive difference in their community.

Guided by its mission, the BEC Foundation strives to make a positive impact by offering charitable contributions with a focus on education, safety, and fostering a strong sense of community. Since its inception in 2016, the BEC Foundation has contributed more than $200,000 to support qualifying organizations. To learn more about ways to support the BEC Foundation, visit
Posted Wednesday, June 7, 2023