BCEF's Spring Fundraiser
The Ball-Chatham Educational Foundation Presents ~ A Parade of Pigs!
The BCEF will be hosting the Parade of Pigs for Kids fundraiser again this spring! The theme this year is, "Lights, Camera, Action!" and monies raised will help fund needed 21st Century upgrades for the Glenwood High School performing arts. Funds will go towards needed lighting and sound equipment used by the Drama Department, Show Choir, Jazz Band and others!
The specially painted ceramic pigs will be unveiled and ready to accept donations at the district’s Celebration of the Visual Arts Show at GIS on March 10th.They will also be on display at the district's Celebration of the Performing Arts show at the high school on March 19. They will then be placed at the host sites around the community until May 16th. On May 17th the ceramic banks will be auctioned off at a cookout on the patio at Island Bay Yacht Club. Click here for informational flyer!
Nominate Someone for the Glenwood Hall of Fame
Nominations for Glenwood Hall of Fame Inductees Sought
The Glenwood High School Hall of Fame Committee invites you to nominate a worthy individual for the GHS Hall of Fame. Find criteria and nomination forms on the Glenwood High School website: http://ghs.chathamschools.org.
About the 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.
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