BEF Awarded $300,000 Cummings Grant!

PRESS RELEASE - May 23, 2023

The Beverly Education Foundation, Inc, a Beverly, MA nonprofit has been awarded 10 years of funding from the Cummings Foundation.  


The Beverly Education Foundation, Inc. is one of 150 local nonprofits that will share in $30 million through Cummings Foundation’s major annual grants program. The Beverly, MA based organization was selected from a total of 630 applicants during a competitive review process. It will receive $300,000.00 over 10 years.


The Beverly Education Foundation embarked on its mission of enriching and enhancing public education in Beverly, Massachusetts 25 years ago. As an independent non-profit, the Foundation’s programs highlight a private commitment to innovation in public education. We fund innovative initiatives in teaching and learning, support major grants that impact a significant number of students while tied to systemwide goals, and help ensure equal access to educational opportunities. 

Anna Green, Vice-President of the Beverly Education Foundation, stated:

“The Cummings Foundation Grant monies will bolster teacher support, build greater connections between teachers, students and parents and provide innovative programs to prepare Beverly students for their futures.”


The funds received will be used for professional development to promote social and emotional awareness, wisdom, growth and leadership for teachers. Focus shall also be on increasing educational and societal engagement of parents and families, promoting student health and wellness. The Beverly Education Foundation will continue to support students who fall into the digital divide for the 1 to 1 Learning Initiative and increase the use of technology to support the robotics and engineering curriculum, and to provide mentoring and career pathways for our students.

We are SO excited and grateful to receive this funding to further support the Beverly Public Schools over the next 10 years!

Board Members and Beverly Public School students celebrating

the great news at Beverly Middle School.

Honor-a-Teacher through June 5th!

Who could you honor this year? All exemplary educators may be honored, including: teachers, paraprofessionals, librarians, art, music, media, physical fitness and science specialists, coaches, guidance counselors, nurses, support staff and custodians throughout our district who have made a difference in the life of a Beverly student.

Where does the money raised go? All monies raised during our annual Honor-a-teacher campaign goes directly to fund the annual Teacher/Parent Grants which will be awarded in June.

To learn more and to donate please visit: Honor-a-Teacher Today!

More Ways to Support BEF!

  • Community Bag at Stop & Shop - purchase a $2.50 reusable Community Bag at any Stop & Shop Store to send $1 donation to our organization. *Just mention BEF as your designated charity!*

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 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.

To discuss these opportunities, please contact BEF at

Thank you to all our Donors 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
  • Ruth Bossler – Beverly High School representative
  • Janna Dwyer – Beverly Middle School representative
  • Nicolas D'Onofrio – 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, Ian Visnick

The Beverly Education Foundation is a non profit organization that was founded in 1997 and 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.

Please support the Beverly Education Foundation by making your tax deductible donation online today at: or mail a check to: Beverly Education Foundation P.O. Box 407 Beverly, MA 01915.  

Many thanks for your generous support.

Beverly Education Foundation PO Box 407 Beverly, MA 01915

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