Most college students are not entrepreneurs, but Bryn Carden, the co-founder of BF Hats, is an exception.
Carden, a Texas Christian University student, studying finance with a real estate concentration through the Neeley School of Business, supports an organization she holds dear to her heart: the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas.
“I have a connection with the Ronald McDonald House through growing up around the medical field and children’s hospitals. I would spend the day with my mom at the children’s hospitals. I was around this environment from the start, and it always held a place in my heart,” said Carden.
As college students studying at TCU, Carden and Fran Jabbour launched BF Hats in January 2021. The duo wanted to bring edge and style together to challenged the ordinary while making a positive difference. A portion of every BF Hats purchase is donated to the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas.
“I cannot express enough the extent of how kindhearted, genuine, and giving the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas team is. They truly let me in with open hearts, which makes giving to the RMDH even more worthwhile,” said Carden.
The Ronald McDonald House of Dallas’ primary goal is to keep families together. The organization supports families that have children receiving vital medical care while inspiring strength and giving love. The Ronald McDonald House of Dallas is funded and operated by hundreds of staff and volunteers united around that purpose. Their unity is one reason why Carden chose American flag hats to release for BF Hats’ new line.
“I chose the American flag hats as flags commonly represent the ‘union’ of people, things, and hearts,” said Carden.
In addition to BF Hats, Carden is the creator of Styles for Smiles, a company that sells bracelets to help fund cleft palate operations for children in developing countries.
When not working on her business hustles, Carden takes part in pageants, which resulted in her first runner-up finish at Miss Texas Teen USA 2019.