September 25, 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

You're Invited to BAEF's Back-To-School Breakfast!
You're invited to BAEF's Annual Back-To-School Breakfast on October 11th at the CVCC Bedford Campus!

Please RSVP by October 2, 2018 to Michele Shaffer at 540-587-8744 or  click here  to RSVP via email.

We hope to see you there!





Georgia Pacific Donates $1,000 to BAEF
Thank you Georgia Pacific for recently donating $1,000 to BAEF, and becoming an Education Leader!

Pictured is Tim Chatlos - Georgia Pacific Public Affairs Manager, John Mack - Bedford Area Educational Foundation Board Member,  and Andy Bliss - Principal of Big Island Elementary School

November 1st is the Current Grant Deadline!
Don't forget to work on your BAEF grant application this fall for the November 1st deadline!

Click here to download the BAEF grant application.



 
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. For the September 1, 2018 grant deadline, BAEF received 14 grant requests totaling $29,137 for a variety of worthwhile projects, including funding for chromebooks, virtual reality goggles, kiln supplies, an LCD projector, and an author visit.
 
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 in 2018, which will help BAEF support projects like those listed above. If you have already supported BAEF this year, we will happily increase your level of donor support and recognition if you make another gift. If you have not already supported BAEF this year, now is your perfect opportunity. You still have time to make your gift and be recognized at the Back To School Breakfast on October 11, 2018. 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
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