November 12, 2018
Mission Statement
The Bedford Area Educational Foundation supports the highest quality public education for students attending Bedford County public schools. 

The Foundation develops strong links between our community and our public schools, enhances our children's education, and awards enrichment grants to local teachers.
Thank You 
to  Our 
Sponsors!

Education Champion

Education Benefactor








Education Leader










Education Partner


















Education Advocate



















Sharon Missonary Baptist Church



St. John Episcopal Church of Bedford

Women's Auxiliary of Peaks of Otter Baptist Association
Education Sponsor








Support BAEF!

Mail your check to:
BAEF 
P. O. Box 2434
Forest, VA 24551

Thank you!
Board of Directors
Debby Allen
Tim Black
Sara Holdren
John Mack
Marsha U. Melton
Lisa Parker
Rita Otey
Lisa Parker
John Stinnett
Donna Templeton
Clare Terry
Wyatt Walton

Board Emeritus
Jennie Allman

BAEF Announces the John White Memorial Grants for Bedford County Public Schools Teachers of the Year
The Bedford Area Educational Foundation announces the John White Memorial Grants. Mr. White was instrumental in the establishment of the Foundation in 2000 and continued to provide unwavering support of the Foundation throughout his life. His goal was to encourage teachers in their efforts to provide the best education for the children of Bedford County. With that in mind, the Foundation began to work with individuals and businesses in the community to fund innovative classroom projects as requested by teachers.

In his memory, the Foundation, along with the generous support of the White Family, will award a $250 grant to each school in Bedford County annually to give to their school's Teacher of the Year. The grant will be used for educational resources for the classroom and will be awarded to 20 teachers throughout the county.

We are excited about this opportunity to honor John White's memory while continuing to encourage Bedford County teachers and students in their educational endeavors.

Pictures from the BAEF Back-To-School Breakfast
Thank you to everyone that attended the Annual Back-To-School Breakfast on October 11, 2018 at the CVCC Bedford Campus!

We learned about the many projects that BAEF supports throughout Bedford County Public Schools, recognized the companies, foundations, and organizations that sponsored BAEF in the past year, and enjoyed a lovely breakfast buffet. 

We hope you enjoy the pictures below from this year's event. To view the entire Back-To-School photo album on Facebook, please  click here.

Thank you again for supporting the Bedford Area Educational Foundation!

Dr. Schuch, Superintendent of Bedford County Public Schools, looking through virtual reality goggles.


Liberty High School art project created from recycled items. These art projects were used as centerpieces for the Back-To-School Breakfast.


Students from Otter River Elementary School
presenting projects to g
uests.


Kelly Steele from New London Academy
explaining a 3D Printing project.

Students from Otter River Elementary
explaining an Ozobots Coding project.

Inspirational Quote

 
There's Still Time to Support BAEF in 2018!
The Bedford Area Educational Foundation is committed to helping our local Bedford County teachers provide the best possible education for our children.  BAEF always receives more requests for funding than we can afford to support. But with your generosity, we are able to fund many of these projects, and would like to fund more. 

We sincerely ask for your new or ongoing support, which will help BAEF support projects like those listed above. The BAEF Giving Levels and Benefits are detailed below.
 
Thank you for your support of BAEF and Bedford County's schools, teachers, and students. You make the difference! Thank you again!

Education Champion - $5,000 and above
  • Your company is recognized as a Title Sponsor of our Annual Breakfast, held in October and attended by local educators, dignitaries and business leaders.
  • A representative of your company is welcome to speak at the Annual Breakfast.
  • Invited to and recognized at all publicity events, including photo opportunities while distributing grant checks to teachers and schools.
  • Logo Recognition as Education Champion on all publicity materials, including flyers, programs, website and Facebook page.
  • Premiere recognition at the Annual Breakfast verbally, on table signage, and in the program.
  • An engraved plaque recognizing your company as an Education Champion.
Education Benefactor - $2,500
  • Company name prominently displayed and recognized as an Education Benefactor on all publicity materials, including flyers, programs, website and Facebook page.
  • Logo recognition as Education Benefactor on BAEF website and Facebook page.
  • Recognized at the Annual Breakfast verbally, on table signage, and in the program.
  • An engraved plaque recognizing your company as an Education Benefactor.
Education Leader - $1,000
  • Company recognized on flyers, programs, website and Facebook page.
  • Logo recognition as Education Leader on BAEF website and Facebook page.
  • Recognized at the Annual Breakfast verbally, on table signage, and in the program.
  • A certificate recognizing your company as an Education Leader.
Education Partner - $500
  • Company recognized on flyers, programs, website and Facebook page.
  • Logo recognition as Education Partner on BAEF website and Facebook page.
  • Recognized at the Annual Breakfast verbally, on table signage, and in the program.
  • A certificate recognizing your company as an Education Partner.
Education Advocate - $250
  • Company recognized on flyers, programs, website and Facebook page.
  • Logo recognition as Education Advocate on BAEF website and Facebook page.
  • Recognized at the Annual Breakfast verbally, on table signage, and in the program.
  • A certificate recognizing your company as an Education Advocate.
Education Sponsor - $100
  • Recognized with special thanks on programs, website and Facebook page.
If you have any questions about BAEF, our mission, the sponsorship levels above, or how you can help, please feel free to contact me at info@bedfordeducation.com. Thank you again.

Sincerely,
Michele Shaffer
Executive Director
February 1st is the Current Grant Deadline!
Don't forget to mark your calendars for the February 1st deadline!

Click here to download the BAEF grant application.



 
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