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Commissioner Tuhabonye participates in the Texas Holocaust & Genocide Commission's quarterly meeting on July 18, 2019 in Odessa, Texas.

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Gilbert speaks at the Wellness Fair for employees of the Texas Comptrollers of Public Accounts. The Comptroller is the chief steward of the state's finances, acting as tax collector, chief accountant, chief revenue estimator and chief treasurer for all of state government, in addition to administering a number of other programs.

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Gilbert participates in the Trailblazer Speaker Series at the International School of Texas in Austin, Texas on April 26, 2019. The International School of Texas is a non-profit, independent private school serving the areas of Bee Cave, Lakeway, Steiner Ranch, Four Points, River Place, Westlake and the surrounding communities. The school’s mission is to provide students with rigorous academics while growing global citizens and global leaders.

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Commissioner Tuhabonye participates in the Texas Holocaust & Genocide Commission's quarterly meeting on April 11, 2019 in Laredo, Texas.

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Gilbert participates in a 5th Grade Leadership event at Casis Elementary in Austin, Texas, where he will speak to inspire kids to find their passion and make a career out of it. Gilbert will also speak about the importance of philanthropy. Casis is a synergistic educational environment that combines the efforts of a dedicated and talented faculty, children eager to learn, and very active parents.

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Commissioner Tuhabonye participates in the Texas Holocaust & Genocide Commission's quarterly meeting on January 17, 2019 at the Texas State Capitol in Austin.

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Gilbert speaks about perseverance to a conference of children’s advocacy center executives who work to help restore the lives of abused children. The Children’s Advocacy Centers™ of Texas is the statewide membership association representing all local children’s advocacy centers in the Lone Star state. The membership reflects the vast diversity of Texas, all with their own unique approaches to fulfilling our shared mission of protecting and providing for children. This year, 58,432 children received services from one of the 71 children's advocacy centers across the state of Texas.

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Gilbert gives a motivational speech to members of the Texas Association of School Administrators at their statewide conference dedicated to providing the latest information on assessment, testing, and accountability in education-elementary, secondary, and post-secondary. Founded in 1925, the Texas Association of School Administrators is the professional association for Texas school administrators, providing networking and professional learning opportunities, legislative advocacy, and targeted communications to support the work of superintendents and other school leaders.

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Run for the Water presented by Keller Williams Realty is the second largest fully charity-produced road race in Austin, Texas. The event is solely produced by and benefits the Gazelle Foundation, an Austin-based non-profit improving the lives of citizens of Burundi, Africa, through the building of water systems. Simply by registering to run, you are providing access to clean water for one Burundian for life. Join us on November 4th for the 10 Mile, 5K or Kids K races in Austin, Texas or participate in the Global Run by running in your city!

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Gilbert speaks to community college students & staff at Lone Star College–Kingwood about civic engagement. Lone Star College is a community college in the Kingwood section of Houston, Texas, United States. Lone Star College–Kingwood is a part of the Lone Star College System.

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Gilbert participates in the Texas Center for the Judiciary’s Inspirational Luncheon in Houston, Texas on September 6th, 2018. Gilbert will be the guest speaker to the roughly 100 State Trial and Appellate Judges and their spouses attending the 2017 Annual Judicial Education Conference. The Texas Center for the Judiciary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to provide outstanding judicial education to Texas judges so that a qualified and knowledgeable judiciary and staff may administer justice with fairness, efficiency, and integrity.

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The Gazelle Foundation presents the Annual Spring for the Water on Wednesday, May 9th. Spend an evening with Gilbert Tuhabonye and the Gazelle Foundation to transform lives in Burundi, all while enjoying drinks, hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and unforgettable entertainment. Proceeds will go directly toward building water systems that help provide Burundians clean drinking water for life. http://gazellefoundation.org/springforthewater/

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Coach Tuhabonye leads the St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Cross Country team to the 2017 Southwest Preparatory Conference Championships in Ft. Worth, Texas. Go Crusaders!

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Thank you to the more than 3,800 who participated in the 11th annual Run for the Water in support of the Gazelle Foundation’s mission to bring clean water to the people of Burundi! Because of the joy and support of our volunteers, sponsors, runners, and fundraisers, we will impact 6,166 people in Burundi by providing access to clean water. Thank you for helping us change the world.

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The Gazelle Foundation’s Run for the Water presented by Keller Williams Realty is the second largest fully charity-produced road race in Austin, Texas. The event is solely produced by and benefits the Gazelle Foundation, an Austin-based non-profit improving the lives of citizens of Burundi, Africa, through the building of water systems. Simply by registering to run, you are providing access to clean water for one Burundian for life.

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Commissioner Tuhabonye participates in the Texas Holocaust & Genocide Commission's quarterly meeting on October 26, 2017 at the Museum of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

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Due to Hurricane Harvey, this event has been postponed until 2018. Our thoughts and prayers are with all in Houston. Gilbert participates in the Texas Center for the Judiciary’s Inspirational Luncheon in Houston, Texas on September 7, 2017. Gilbert will be the guest speaker to the roughly 100 State Trial and Appellate Judges and their spouses attending the 2017 Annual Judicial Education Conference. The Texas Center for the Judiciary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to provide outstanding judicial education to Texas judges so that a qualified and knowledgeable judiciary and staff may administer justice with fairness, efficiency, and integrity

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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School and Coach Tuhabonye kick off the 2017 Cross Country Season at the Lockhart Invitational on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Go Crusaders!

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Commissioner Tuhabonye participates in the Texas Holocaust & Genocide Commission's quarterly meeting on July 20, 2017. Click on Gilbert's World to learn about other upcoming events on the calendar.

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Congratulations to Coach Tuhabonye and the St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Boys’ & Girls’ Track Teams for another great Southwest Preparatory Conference season. Go Crusaders!

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Commissioner Tuhabonye participates in the Texas Holocaust & Genocide Commission's quarterly meeting on April 20, 2017 in Rockport, Texas.

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Earlier this year, an independent group of community leaders chose Gilbert to receive The First Tee of Greater Austin’s 2017 “Perseverance" Award. The First Tee of Greater Austin honors individuals whose attitudes and actions reflect the organization’s 9 Core Values. The Nine Core Values are a vital component of The First Tee’s curriculum which teaches character education to young people ages 7-17 through the game of golf. Congratulations to Gilbert!

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Join us February 12, 2017 for the Feed the Peace Awards, honoring Austin Legends Jerry Jeff Walker and Gilbert Tuhabonye for their commitment to social change through art and action. Established in 2010 to honor Willie Nelson for his tireless efforts to create a more peaceful and sustainable world, the award has also been received by Kris Kristofferson, Little Steven Van Zandt, Darden Smith, Ben Harper, Blake Mycoskie, Kyle Chandler & more. Click here for tables or tickets.

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Gilbert joins Mattersight Corporation on January 10th to share his story and motivate employees at Mattersight’s Annual Sales Kick Off Meeting. Mattersight uses cutting-edge customer interactions analytics, and then uses those insights to drive performance, savings, and profit in call centers.

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Celebrate the holidays with Gilbert on Saturday, December 10th from 6:00PM-10:00PM at Whole Foods (downtown), in the Plaza room, just off the top patio. Whether you trained with Gilbert's Gazelles at the beginning of the year, or you've just joined us, we're looking forward to seeing you there! For more information or to sign up, please go to: Gilbert's Gazelles Christmas Party.

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Now in its tenth year, Run for the Water presented by Keller Williams Realty is the second largest fully charity-produced road race in Austin, Texas. The event is solely produced by and benefits the Gazelle Foundation, an Austin-based non-profit improving the lives of citizens of Burundi, Africa, through the building of water systems. Simply by registering to run, you are providing access to clean water for one Burundian for life. Join us on November 6th for the 10 Mile, 5K or Kids K races in Austin, Texas or participate in the Global Run by running in your city!

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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School and Coach Tuhabonye host the 2016 Southwest Preparatory Conference Cross Country Championships in Austin, Texas on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Go Crusaders!

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Commissioner Tuhabonye participates in the Texas Holocaust & Genocide Commission's quarterly meeting on October 27, 2016 at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, Texas.

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Join Gilbert in celebrating 23 years of running with joy. It was October 21, 1993, when Gilbert's school was viciously attacked and he ran for his life. His survival led to him running with joy ever since. Share your good wishes with him on Twitter: @Tuhabonye or Facebook!

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Gilbert speaks to an assembly of +/-400 Advanced Placement English and Social Studies students at the junior and senior levels who have been studying genocide.

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Gilbert visits with the Congregation Beth Yeshurun in Houston, Texas on September 21, 2016, where he will speak with the 100 Jewish Men group. The 100 Jewish Men group provides programming to make even better Jewish husbands and fathers of its members.

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Gilbert visits with+/-150 College Interns and business leaders to congratulate and inspire the student participants in the Future Focus Summer Internship Program. The Program arranges full-time, paid, professional internships for first-generation college students from low-income communities. The event is being held on August 11, 2016, at the Broken Spoke in Austin, Texas.

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Gilbert visits with top insurance agents from Texas Mutual Insurance at the Hotel Van Zandt in Austin, Texas on July 15, 2016. Texas Mutual is Texas' leading provider of workers' compensation insurance.

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Commissioner Tuhabonye participates in the Texas Holocaust & Genocide Commission's quarterly meeting on July 14, 2016 at the El Paso Holocaust Museum in El Paso, Texas.

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Gilbert shares his story and discusses genocide with students involved in Texas Tech’s K-12 Global Education Outreach program in Lubbock, Texas. The program endeavors to build a globally-engaged community of learners through outreach opportunities that foster intercultural understanding and enrich the quality of life for our students and communities in West Texas.

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Commissioner Tuhabonye participates in the Texas Holocaust & Genocide Commission's quarterly meeting on April 7 at the Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston in Houston, Texas.

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Gilbert shares his story as a keynote speaker at the 58th Road Runners Club of America’s National Convention on March 19, 2016. The RRCA event, hosted by the Dallas Running Club, is being held in Downtown Dallas from March 17-20, 2016.

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The Abilene Christian University Alumni Advisory Board has named Gilbert Tuhabonye ('01) the university's 2016 Young Alumnus of the Year. The winners will be honored with a luncheon on Alumni Day, Sunday, February 21, 2016.

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Lt. Governor Dan Patrick appointed five members to the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission, including the re-appointment of Gilbert Tuhabonye. This commission provides advice and assistance to public and private primary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education on the implementation of Holocaust and genocide courses and awareness programs.

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Commissioner Tuhabonye participates in the Texas Holocaust & Genocide Commission's quarterly meeting on January 14 at the Texas State Capitol in Austin.

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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School and Coach Tuhabonye host the 2015 Southwest Preparatory Conference Cross Country Championships in Austin, Texas on Saturday, November 7, 2015. Go Crusaders!

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Now in its ninth year, Run for the Water presented by Keller Williams Realty is the second largest fully charity-produced road race in Austin, Texas. The event is solely produced by and benefits the Gazelle Foundation, an Austin-based non-profit improving the lives of citizens of Burundi, Africa, through the building of water systems. Simply by registering to run, you are providing access to clean water for one Burundian for life. Join us on November 1st for the 10 Mile, 5K or Kids K races in Austin, Texas or participate in the Global Run by running in your city!

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Commissioner Tuhabonye participates in the Texas Holocaust & Genocide Commission's quarterly meeting on October 15-16, 2015 at the Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas.

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Commissioner Tuhabonye participates in the Texas Holocaust & Genocide Commission's quarterly meeting on July 16-17 at the Frank Fickett Boy Scout Center in Austin, Texas.

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Gilbert visits with students participating in the Andy Roddick Foundation’s Summer Learning Program at Pecan Springs Elementary School where he will speak with students about the African continent, running, clean water and the importance of perseverance.

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Gilbert will speak to roughly 500 middle school students at Gorzycki Middle School. The Austin Independent School District students are reading Gilbert’s book, “This Voice in My Heart”, as part of their genocide studies.

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Coach Tuhabonye leads the St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Boys’ & Girls’ Track Teams to the 2015 Southwest Preparatory Conference Championships in Fort Worth, Texas. Go Crusaders!

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Commissioner Tuhabonye participates in the Texas Holocaust & Genocide Commission's quarterly meeting on April 16-17 at the George Bush Presidential Library in Houston, Texas.

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Gilbert will be featured as a guest speaker at the Texas Library Association’s 2015 Annual Conference in Austin, Texas. He will be sharing his life story and discussing his book This Voice in My Heart with members of the Texas Library Association, the largest state library association in the U.S.

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The Gazelle Foundation presents the 6th Annual Spring for the Water on Thursday, April 9th. Spend an evening with Gilbert Tuhabonye and the Gazelle Foundation to transform lives in Burundi, all while enjoying drinks, hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and unforgettable entertainment. Proceeds will go directly toward building water systems that help provide Burundians clean drinking water for life.

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Gilbert visits with the Youth Leadership Council of the Women's Symphony League of Austin, where he will be speaking to high school student members about leadership in school and the importance of community service.

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Gilbert shares his story at the SPUR Leadership Luncheon on February 6th at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center on The University of Texas Campus. The purpose of Spur Leadership is to arm leaders with practical tools to Spur action and influence lives. The event is open to the public. Tickets may be purchased here.

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Gilbert spoke to roughly 800 middle and high school students at the Hutto Performing Arts Center as part of Hutto ISD’s Holocaust and Genocide Education program. Read all about it here.

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Commissioner Tuhabonye participates in the Texas Holocaust & Genocide Commission's quarterly meeting on January 15 & 16 at the Texas State Capitol in Austin.

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Calling all Gilbert's Gazelles Team Members: Join us on Sunday, December 14th from 6:00PM-8:30PM for the annual Gazelle Christmas Party. We're excited to announce it will be held at the Lions Golf Course Clubhouse - just off Exposition in between Lake Austin Blvd and Enfield! Reserve your family's spot today by going to www.gilbertsgazelles.com/christmasparty. Although not yet officially decided, a catered dinner will be provided for $10. And as tradition in the past, we'd love to taste any desert you might want to bring. CLICK TO SIGN UP

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Gilbert visits the offices of Software House International Corporation, a leading corporate reseller of software, hardware, and related services, in Austin, Texas to motivate and inspire its highly successful sales team.

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Coach Tuhabonye and the St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Girls & Boys Cross Country teams take 4th Place at the 2014 Southwest Preparatory Conference Championships in Dallas, Texas. Go Cru'!

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The Gazelle Foundation hosts the 8th Annual Run for the Water fundraising event. Join the fun or volunteer to see why the event keeps winning awards: http://www.gazellefoundation.org/runforthewater/.

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Join Gilbert in celebrating 21 years of running with joy. It was October 21, 1993, when Gilbert's school was viciously attacked and he ran for his life. His survival led to him running with joy ever since. Share your good wishes with him on Twitter: @Tuhabonye or Facebook!

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Commissioner Tuhabonye participates in the Texas Holocaust & Genocide Commission's quarterly meeting at the Dallas Holocaust Museum.

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Gilbert travels to San Antonio as the Keynote Speaker for the Annual Conference of the Association for the Management and Operations of Transportation Infrastructure Assets (AMOTIA).

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A record response for the 2013 Austin Fit Magazine "Best of" awards has netted Gilbert's Gazelles founder/owner Gilbert Tuhabonye two prestigious honors. Read more here: http://www.austinfitmagazine.com/January-2014/The-2013-Best-of-Awards-1/.

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