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Belchertown Education Foundation!

The Belchertown Education Foundation (BEF) is an independent, volunteer, non-profit organization committed to enriching the educational opportunities of students in Belchertown public schools.

Latest News

Over $24,000 Raised at Inaugural Fundraising Gala!
October 13, 2018

The entire BEF board would like to extend our sincere appreciation to every individual, family and business who contributed to the great success of our Inaugural Gala. With all of your support and donations we were able to raise over $24,000! It was a FANTASTIC evening, kicking off our Fall Fundraising Campaign!

A special shout out to the Club House and their team for being such a wonderful venue to work with! THANK YOU for the donations of time from volunteers, photos for the evening from Jennifer Underwood Photography, talents of our student entertainers as well as Baby Driver, art work for display from students at each of our five schools, businesses and individuals who donated items to our incredible silent auction, our amazingly generous inaugural corporate sponsors, and to each person who attended and shared their enthusiasm and support.

If you weren’t able to join us, but would like to contribute to our Fall Fundraising Campaign, you can always make a tax-deductible donation online. We also encourage you to stay tuned for more information on how you may be able to help us in reaching our next fundraising goal.

2018 BEF Gala Corporate Sponsors:

Belchertown Education Foundation Awards Over $7,800 in Grants
for Upcoming School Year

Four diverse projects have been funded, including an after school cooking program, a collaboration project funding a new instrument, a garden project, and contemporary classroom design to inspire critical thinking and problem-solving. These projects will soon impact hundreds of students at various grade levels in Belchertown Public Schools. “On behalf of the Belchertown Education Foundation Board of Directors, I share my gratitude to the donors who helped fund the Foundation’s first grants and convey my congratulations to our first grant recipients,” says Lesley Mugford, MD, President of the Belchertown Education foundation Board of Directors.

Learn more about the projects > Grants.