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Building Baja's Future

Our History

Our History

The seed for BBF was planted in 2006. At that time, Cecilia Portilla, and her husband, Jacinto Avalos, along with two friends, began offering college scholarships to a few well-deserving Los Cabos college students. With the promise these young students demonstrated, a decision was made to quickly formalize the effort. By 2008, more than 30 young scholars had received financial help for college.

BBF was incorporated in early 2012 and began offering specialized programming to scholars in areas that go beyond financial support. Next, BBF expanded its offerings to help as many young college-aged men and women as possible. In fact, the number of BBF scholars has grown exponentially since 2008.