2024 Teacher Grant Cycle Is Open!

The Annual Grants Cycle opened on January 2, 2024. Teachers and parents are encouraged to apply for grant funding to support projects, programs and initiatives which benefit Beverly Public Schools educators and students. 


Please note the following dates:


Grant Submission Deadlines & Notification

  • January 2, 2024: Grant Application Cycle Opens
  • Tuesday, January 9 and Thursday, March 7, both from 3:15-4:30 pm via Zoom – Grants Workshops (Please email us to sign up: info@bevedfoundation.com)
  • March 15, 2024:  Application Deadline @ 5 pm. 
  • June 2024: Grant Awards Announced at the Beverly School Committee meeting at Beverly Middle School.


Grants are awarded for programs and initiatives for the 2024-2025 academic year.


For more information visit: Annual Grants Program Info



BEF Teacher Grant Project Showcase:

Hannah Elementary School

"Diversifying Representation of Character Art in the Hannah Elementary School Library"




Awarded in June 2022, the

Diversifying Representation of Character Art in the Hannah Elementary School Library

Grant's goal is to broaden the diversity of characters on the Hannah School Library walls to better reflect the student body, the broader Hannah community; and the world in which we live.







Working with the school's teachers, students had the chance to vote to determine which characters the library walls will portray.


This collaborative process provides another opportunity for students to pay attention to representation and why it matters to everyone, and to contribute to making a change

in their school.




Through better representation, the long term goal is to promote a sense of inclusion and belonging for all who enter the Hannah Elementary School library, and invite all to consider, explore, and celebrate different perspectives, identities, cultures, and experiences.



Cummings Foundation Grant Update

The Beverly Education Foundation is so very grateful for the Cummings Foundation support of our mission to enhance and enrich public education in Beverly.


These funds are already being put to great use! Each Elementary School was provided their $1,200 stipend for this school year to use toward enrichment programs.


Here is one recent example of these grant funds in action:





The students and school staff got to experience together a very large encounter with the Earth Dome to learn interesting facts about countries and continents from all over the world. 🌎


At Centerville Elementary School, the Earth Dome by Mobile Ed Productions visited the school right after winter break.





We look forward to sharing with you all the additional programs and initiatives these funds will support that will continue to benefit our schools, staff and teachers!

More Ways to Support BEF!



We have T-shirts!

Sizes S, M, L available. $15 each.

Please contact info@bevedfoundation.org to get yours today!






2024 Honor a Teacher Campaign coming soon!


Additional Donation Opportunities

  • Matching Donations: Many workplaces powerfully leverage your donation by matching contributions to BEF. Check whether your employer has a matching gift program.
  • Corporate Donations: Mutually beneficial partnerships with businesses and private organizations empower BEF to provide greater support for Beverly Public School students, to strengthen academic programs to provide a greater impact in the Beverly community.
  • Estate & Trust Donations: Leave a legacy gift by directing an estate contribution to BEF. You can plan now for a future gift to the Foundation by including a bequest provision in your Will or Trust.
  • IRA Gifts: Assets such as Individual Retirement Account (IRA) benefits, 401(k) benefits, and life insurance benefits can be donated by naming the Beverly Education Foundation as the designated beneficiary of your contract.
  • Gifts of Stock: When you arrange the gift of appreciated stocks directly to the Beverly Education Foundation, you can avoid capital gains tax which would be incurred if you sold the same securities outright.


To discuss these opportunities, please contact BEF at info@bevedfoundation.org

Thank you for your continued support!

Board of Directors:

  • Doug Walker – President
  • Anna Green – Vice President
  • Andy Cooper – Treasurer
  • Catherine Barrett – Clerk
  • Ann Gavin – Beverly High School representative
  • Janna Dwyer – Beverly Middle School representative
  • Kate Twombly – Beverly Middle School representative
  • Elizabeth Ciampa – Beverly Citizen representative
  • Natalie Pommersheim – Cove representative
  • Lisl Hacker – Hannah representative
  • Sarah Aiello – Ayers representative
  • Tara Fitzpatrick – North Beverly representative
  • Mike Osborne – Centerville representative 


Advisors (Non Voting):

  • Lorinda Visnick, School Committee Representative, Ward 6
  • Scott Houseman, City Councilor, Ward 4
  • BHS Student Representatives – Graham Gavin

The Beverly Education Foundation is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1997 to support public education in Beverly.


During the past 26 years, the Foundation has supported teacher innovation, piloted new educational programs, inspired students, and supported equal access and educational opportunities for all. For more information about the Beverly Education Foundation or to make a donation, please visit:

 www.bevedfoundation.org

 

Beverly Education Foundation PO Box 407 Beverly, MA 01915


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