October 30, 2017
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 

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:
P. O. Box 2434
Forest, VA 24551

Thank you!
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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
John A. White

BAEF in Action!

BAEF's Annual Back-to-School Breakfast
Thank you to all of our friends and supporters that attended the Annual BAEF Back-to-School Breakfast on October 5, 2017 at the CVCC Campus in Bedford. It was the best attended event we've ever had, and we truly appreciate our community's dedications to BAEF's mission! Thank you!

Thank you again to our Title Sponsors: Genworth Foundation, Piedmont Community Health Plan, and The Greater Lynchburg Community Trust!

We hope you enjoy the pictures below from the Back-to-School Breakfast. You can view the entire picture album on Facebook by  clicking here.

LEGO Grant Project Funded by BAEF

Guest Before the BAEF Back-to-School Breakfast Begins

Bill Bodine, President & CEO of the Greater Lynchburg Community Trust, and the Trust's Latest Intern - Greater Lynchburg Community Trust is a BAEF Education Champion!

Students Explaining a BAEF Grant Project to Guests

Thank you to the Liberty High School students who created the artwork centerpieces for the Back-to-School Breakfast!

Middle School Students Demonstrate a BAEF Funded Grant Project

Dr. Doug Schuch, Bedford County Schools Superintendent, speaks to BAEF Back-to-School Breakfast guests.

BAEF Board of Directors

Grant Application Deadline is November 1st!
Don't forget! The next deadline to submit a grant application to the Bedford Area Educational Foundation is Wednesday, November 1st!

Click here to download the application!

Recent BAEF Grant Awards
Congratulations to those teachers and schools that received grant awards from the Bedford Area Educational Foundation in October 2017!

BAEF awarded 13 grants totaling almost $9,000 in October! More details are coming soon about the grant projects.

Congratulations again!

BB&T is a New Education Partner Sponsor!
Thank you BB&T for supporting the Bedford Area Educational Foundation and becoming a NEW Education Partner! We truly appreciate BB&T's support!

Message from the Bedford Area Educational Foundation
The Bedford Area Educational Foundation is committed to helping our local Bedford County teachers provide the best possible education for our children. Thank you to all of the companies, foundations, and individuals that have supported BAEF this year. We truly appreciate your support!

Please spread the word about BAEF, and forward this email to a friend or colleague, and like BAEF's Facebook page. We're working hard to let the community know who we are and what we do, and good word of mouth is invaluable. Thank you!

If you have any questions about BAEF, our mission, or how you can help, please feel free to contact me at info@bedfordeducation.com. Thank you again.

Michele Shaffer
Executive Director