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About the Ball-Chatham Educational Foundation
Educational “extras” make a critical difference between a very good school district and a great one. Ball-Chatham Community Unit School District #5 is a great school system with solid funding mechanisms. Because of this, our schools don’t qualify for program funding that covers the many extras our students need. Thus the formation of the Ball-Chatham Educational Foundation (BCEF) in 2001.
The BCEF is a separate entity from the school district. It is a non-profit, autonomous, tax-exempt, 501 (C) 3 organization directed by a board of trustees. Contributions can only be used within the Ball-Chatham School District. The trustees are committed to raising and distributing funds for the educational extras that makes our school system great.Our Mission
The mission of the Ball-Chatham Educational Foundation is to raise and distribute funds for opportunities that enrich the educational experience and enhance the development, creativity and innovative potential of our students and staff.
To learn more about the BCEF, please contact Julie Nortell-Briggs, Executive Director, at 217.483.2416 or BCEFDir@chathamschools.org.
John Kauerauf, President
Tim Schroeder, Vice President
Michelle Steckel, Treasurer
Laura Calderon, Secretary
Dr. Doug Wood, Superintendent
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