WELCOME TO ABF

Important Information

The Avery Burton Foundation (ABF) is NOT a suicide prevention agency. ABF is a non-profit 501 c.3 that provides advocacy, educational resources and seeks to end the stigma around mental health. This is done through impactful storytelling via the ABF Resiliency Project and providing Mental Health First Aid (MFHA) tips. 

If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255). In Espanol, please contact 1-888-628-9454.

To reach the NEW Suicide Lifeline, dial 988.  For more Culturally Competent providers, check our RESOURCES PAGE.

ABF MISSION

The Avery Burton Foundation has been established to serve as an educational development and community development public charity. The idea of this organization has been initiated from a challenge faced in many communities of having loved ones who may be silently suffering with issues that are too great for them to handle on their own which in some cases can lead to unfortunate outcomes. 

These programs (and additional future programming) will be developed and expanded through educational systems, civic organizations, religious organizations and any other non-profits that are willing to partner with the Avery Burton Foundation.

Contact Us:  info@averyburtonfoundation.org

FUNDRAISER

Are you Hungry to Support ABF?

Krispy Kreme Digital Dozens Supporting The Avery Burton Foundation

We’ve partnered with @krispykreme to fundraise in support of #MentalHealthAwareness this month and until May 21st with 50% of proceeds to be donated back to ABF when purchasing a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts!

Click the link to learn how to purchase your #DigitalDozen and support ABF!

To learn more about what we do to bring mental health awareness and promote mental health resources, visit the rest of our website here at averyburtonfoundation.org.

#ABF #AveryBurtonFoundation #MentalHealth #MentalHealthMatters #MentalHealthAwareness #KrispyKreme #Fundraiser #Fundraising50% of your purchase goes to the Avery Burton Foundation.  We appreciate all your support!

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Silent Auction

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“Discover the beauty of African artistry and support a meaningful cause at the Avery Burton Foundation’s Silent Auction. We’re raising funds for mental health awareness programs at the Avery Burton Foundation (ABF).

Plus, you can also join us in-person May 16th from 6pm to 9pm at Desert Valley Gallery where Prince Duncan-Williams & Joseph Muchina Mwangi will be exhibiting their artwork. You will be able to meet Joseph during the exhibit opening. Desert Valley Gallery will showcase artworks by Prince and Joseph through the end of May and has graciously designated 15% of sales from the artist’s works sold May 16-18 to be donated to ABF.

From captivating paintings and delicious treats, to tickets, books, and more… every bid helps make a difference in supporting ABF programs such as scholarships for high school seniors, storytelling initiatives, the ABF Mental Health Champions program, educational events, book signing events, and workshops.


Don’t miss out on this opportunity to bid and make a positive impact.

Silent Auction Benefiting The Avery Burton Foundation
Silent Auction Benefiting The Avery Burton Foundation

Avery Burton Foundation

ABF Scholarship ProgrAm

Las Vegas – The Avery Burton Foundation (ABF), a non-profit 501c.3 charity focused on mental health outreach and education, donated $5,000 on May 17th, 2023 to the Public Education Foundation (PEF) in support of the annual scholarship program for Clark County School District high school seniors. The Avery Burton Excellence in Academics & Sports Memorial Scholarship will fund 5 $1,000 scholarships to students selected from over 100 applications this year. Board members, donors, and volunteers were on hand to present the check to PEF representatives.

This year the foundation is awarding five $1,000 dollar scholarships to Clark County high school seniors in partnership with the Public Education Foundation. 

The foundation is named after Avery Burton, a graduate of Foothill High School and the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He took his life after a major depressive episode in 2017.

Founded in 2019, ABF offers outreach, education resources, and Mental Health First Aid tips to schools, colleges, students, families, businesses, and organizations. Additionally, ABF provides annual scholarships to graduating high school students through the “Avery Burton Excellence in Academics and Sports” Scholarship.

From left, ABF Board Member Christina Aldan, and Founder Reggie Burton, front center, present a check for $5,000 to Kirsten Searer, second from right, President of the Public Education Foundation (PEF) as Donor Tim Perez and PEF Director of Scholarships Kelsey Rodman look on.

ABF 2022 Check Presentation to PEF.

About ABF

The Avery Burton Excellence in Academics and Sports Scholarship ensures his legacy will live on through the work of the ABF and storytelling initiatives, including the Resilience Project, which published student essays from a then record 57 applicants in 2021. In 2022, ABF saw applications increase to 103.

The ABF Resiliency Project and publishing the essays ensures students have their voices heard. Additionally, it inspires hope for others struggling with the mental health toll from isolation as a result of distance learning during the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic. For more information please visit: www.averyburtonfoundation.org.  

You can learn more about Avery’s Story in Reggie Burton’s book, “This is Depression,” his personal story of Avery’s life and battle with depression available on Amazon or www.thisisdepressionthebook.com.

3rd Annual "Hike & Heal" Event

Thanks to All Who Attended, Contributed To This Years Successful Event!

Saturday, November 25th, 2023

Event Details

Our 3rd Annual Hike & Heal Event in support of raising awareness with teens, adults, and families coping with mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, and trauma was a huge success!

Was a perfect day to explore The Historic Railroad Tunnels Trail in Boulder City, NV.

Thanks to all the sponsors and attendees for making the day awesome!

With Lake Mead as a backdrop, attendees enjoyed the walk, conversation, and meeting new friends!

To inquire about 2024 sponsorships and group participation inquire at: info@averyburtonfoundation.org or text/call 702.604.4283.

ANNOUNCEMENT

Avery Burton Foundation Partnership with KSNV Channel 3 News Mental Health Matters

ABF Partners with KSNV-TV Channel 3 (NBC Affiliate) on mental health initiative, Mental Health Matters

NEWS 3 Las Vegas

ABF has partnered with KSNV Channel 3 News Las Vegas to bring you Mental Health Matters segment, which introduces you to real life stories in the Southern Nevada community.

ABF is the official resource partner for the program, which airs Monday’s at 6pm PST.

For more information, visit https://news3lv.com/features/mental-health-matters 

Contact us: info@averyburtonfoundation.org

Would You Like To Volunteer With ABF?

Want to volunteer with ABF for an event or to review scholarship applications? Please contact us at info@averyburtonfoundation.org. If you are unable to volunteer, you can support ABF with a donation below.
What Makes an ABF Scholar?

Handles Adversity

Adversity - Def: a state or instance of serious or continued difficulty.

Loves Competition

Competiton - Def: an event or contest in which people compete.

Higher Education

Education - Def: the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, at a school or university.

2024 Avery Burton Foundation Scholarship Winners

Avery R. Burton “Excellence In Academics and Sports” Memorial Scholarship

Brighton Ly

Durango High School

Danilla Renteria-Estrada

Equipo Academy

Hanna Zapata-Ramos

Valley High School

Laiba Ubaid

Valley High School

Ying Zhang

College of Southern Nevada High School West