May 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!
Grant Application Deadlines
Grant applications to the Bedford Area Educational Foundation are due on the following dates: 
  • January 1
  • April 1
  • September 1
  • November 1

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

Board Emeritus
Jennie Allman

Summer Vacation is Here, but Mark Your Calendars for BAEF's Back-to-School Breakfast!
BAEF wishes the student, teachers, and staff of Bedford County Schools a happy and safe summer vacation!

Our Back-to-School Breakfast will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the Bedford CVCC campus. Please mark your calendars, and we hope to see you there!



Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is a free, online reading program designed to help students turn the "summer slide" - the learning loss which can occur over the summer months - into a "summer leap" by discovering the joy and magic of reading for fun.

These book lists for grades PreK-K, grades 1-2, grades 3-5, grades 6-8, and grades 9-12 include favorite books and series like Clifford, Dog Man, Fly Guy, Captain Underpants, and I Survived. 

Click here to sign up for the Scholastic Reading Challenge!

Here's an example of the Summer Reading List for Grades 3-5:





September 1st is the Current Grant Deadline!
Don't forget to work on your BAEF grant application over the summer for the September 1st deadline!

Click here to download the BAEF grant application.



 
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 . It is only through our friends' generosity that we are able to provide project grants that impact Bedford County students educations. The sponsorship levels and benefits are detailed below. We would love to welcome you as a new and renewing sponsors to our BAEF family in 2018! Please consider making a gift to BAEF today!

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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