Educational Institutions

Beverly Education Foundation Inc.

  • Beverly, MA
  • www.bevedfoundation.org

Mission Statement

The Beverly Education Foundation, Inc. provides a public / private partnership to support the Beverly Public Schools. This collaboration is necessary to offset budgetary challenges facing our schools. The Beverly Education Foundation, Inc. shall enhance and support improvements in the educational experience for Beverly Public School students as well as providing professional development for its faculty facilitating greater learning opportunities for our children. Through our activities we shall model for the Beverly Public School students the important and necessary role we all have in our community. We hope to encourage the idea that we make our community stronger because we are not just beneficiaries of the community, but the benefactors. Efforts of the Beverly Education Foundation, Inc. will aid our children and children's children to become more flexible in thought, responsible in deed, and active members of society.

Main Programs

  1. 1 to 1 Learning Initiative
  2. Teacher/Parent Grants
  3. Honor A Teacher
  4. Greening the Grid with Viridian Energy
  5. Textile Recycling with Baystate Textiles

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Service Areas

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Massachusetts

The geographic area served is the city of Beverly, Essex County, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

ruling year

1999

Principal Officer since 1997

Self-reported

Mr Douglas B Walker

Keywords

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Dedicated Volunteers, Lean Operations, Affect Education City-Wide, Support 21st Century Teaching and Learning

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Also Known As

Beverly Education Foundation

EIN

04-3398414

 Number

1773641769

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Engineering and Technology Research, Services (U40)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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The Beverly Education Foundation achieved a remarkable year of funding targeted programs to enhance STEM; to promote environmental education and awareness throughout the District, to provide best practices and professional development for the District's educators; and to offer funding for inclusive opportunities to those students who qualify for federal assistance and who are economically disadvantaged. Family Math and Science Nights and Science Fairs were held in all elementary schools and for the first time ever, at Briscoe Middle School. One 6th grade Briscoe student placed1st at the Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair becoming the 2015 recipient of the Genzyme Award in Science. In October of 2014, the Beverly Education Foundation featured David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States (AOTUS) and Beverly High School Class of 1963, as a speaker to the BHS students as well as to the public that evening. The "Collector in Chief" shared stories from his transformation of the record-keeping institution of our nation's history and the National Archive's ongoing embrace of technology. Mr. Ferriero was joined by his English teacher, Mr. Hollerer, and many of his classmates in a reception prior to the evening talk with School Committee and City leadership. This past year, the Beverly Education Foundation received a record amount of donations for Honor A Teacher, in honor of teachers, paraprofessionals, support staff, and custodians who made a difference in the lives of their students and their families. Teacher/Parent Grants are directly funded through the Honor a Teacher campaign. This year, the Beverly Education Foundation funded 8 grant requests totaling $9,450.00 for the BHS Advanced Placement Art Program at the Peabody Essex Museum, technology access at Briscoe Middle School, Reading & Author Festival, Accelerated Reader, and hands-on learning at the Cove School Vernal Pool, and Learning Commons maker space at Centerville.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

1 to 1 Learning Initiative

The 1 to 1 Learning Initiative at Beverly High School (BHS) is a program where every student has a laptop in new wireless classrooms. This program commenced four year ago and has been met with great excitement and enthusiasm by both teachers and students. The Beverly School District is placing key 21st century learning tools in the hands of Beverly High School students for use anytime, anywhere. The 1 to 1 Learning Initiative will enable each student to: *Learn at their own pace with tools that complement their learning style and educational interests.*Communicate with potentially millions of other students for a global educational opportunity.*Review materials covered in class via on-line portals maintained by their teachers 24/7.*Connect in-school education with ""real world environment"".*Access the vast on-line resources available to enhance true digital learning. The BHS 1 to 1 laptop program has reached a milestone as it is finishing up its fourth year of great success. This year's seniors leased a brand new laptop as Freshmen and over their fours yearsat BHS have paid off their leases. Most are leaving as an owner of a laptop that still has a couple more years of life left! While the participation approaches 98%, many students struggle financially to participate in the program. Either they cannot make their payments on a regular basis or cannot afford the program at all and use loaners during the school day. The Beverly Education Foundation has provided over $60,000.00 for the 1 to 1 Learning Initiative. The Foundation helps bridge the digital divide by providing subsides for students and families who could not afford them otherwise. This funding allows each student a laptop while maintaining the philosophy that all must have skin in the game. The 1 to 1 is once again an Apple Distinguished Program for Innovation. Increased technology integration has resulted in more awards for BHS Media classes for student work.

Category

Science & Technology, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$50,000.00

Program 2

Teacher/Parent Grants

The Beverly Education Foundation's Teacher/Parent Grants highlight a private commitment to innovation in public education. Grants are awarded once a year in the spring, for initiatives for the following academic year which are aligned with and enhance and enrich the curriculum. The Beverly Education Foundation looks to encourage and support collaborative efforts among teachers, administrators, parents, and community organizations. We seek to maintain a focus on innovation while linking the grants to system-wide goals and we support major grants that impact a significant number of students. Grant proposals must demonstrate the potential to impact students, educators, and the community beyond its initial scope for lasting benefit. The Beverly Education Foundation supports grants which include a feasible plan for establishing a secondary pool of beneficiaries and the re-use of materials and equipment purchased within the grant. The Beverly Education Foundation provides feedback to grant applicants through the grants review process and through the follow-up reports once the grant has been completed.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$4,000.00

Program 3

Honor A Teacher

The Beverly Education Foundation's annual Honor A Teacherevent supports all educators including teachers, paraprofessionals, ESP, and librarians. Donations of $25.00 may be made in the name of that special teacher who have made a difference. A certificate is sent to the teacher indicating both the donation in their name as well as how important they have been in the student's life. Many parents attach comments to the donation about why they are honoring this teacher. With a donation of $10.00 or more made in the name of the teacher honored, a card will be sent to the teacher indicating the parents' thanks for all the time, effort and caring they have given the student throughout the year. In memoriam donations are thoughtful way to let the families of deceased students, teachers and administrators know that their loved ones have made a difference in Beverly education (donation of $15.00 or more).

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$3,800.00

Program 4

Greening the Grid with Viridian Energy

The mission of Beverly Education Foundation is to stimulate inclusive educational excellence in the Beverly Public Schools; we are aided in that mission by our partnership with Viridian Energy, which provides customers with a green energy alternative to their electricity supplier, and also donates $2 per customer to the Foundation each month. Visit www.viridian.com/bef to sign up. These funds, and others we raise, allow us to contribute to the quality of education in Beverly, and to equal opportunity for the 25% of students in the district who qualify for a free or reduced lunch. For example, we fund the participation of children from this disadvantaged population in 'Nature's Classroom', an annual week-long, off-site environmental education program for 6th graders. The program helps build community, together with awareness of the environment and its protection. We were proud to support the composting program which students returning from 'Nature's Classroom' established at Briscoe Middle School.

Category

Environment, General/Other

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Other Named Groups

Adults

Budget

$500.00

Program 5

Textile Recycling with Baystate Textiles

There are dropboxes located at the McKeown and Memorial School buildings in Beverly. Residents may dispose of unwanted clothing, shoes, linens, accessories, and stuffed animals that otherwise would have been thrown out. Baystate Textiles picks up the items and pays the Beverly Education Foundation based on the weight. That money is re-invested in additional learning, enrichment, and professional development programs for Beverly students.This ongoing recycling program is win-win for everyone involved.Not only does the Beverly Education Foundation earn extra revenue ($100 for every ton of textiles), but the city of Beverly benefits as well. Dumping fees are on the rise and the city needs to reduce costs wherever they can. This program takes tons of waste out of the general waste stream which provides the city significant savings in tipping fees ($74 per ton). It is also a win for the environment as a whole. By recycling textiles, not only are they kept out of the waste stream, but we save the natural resources used in manufacturing them.The Beverly Education Foundation is proud to participate in this partnership with Baystate Textiles along with all 7 schools in the Beverly Public School District.

Category

Environment, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

General Public/Unspecified

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Budget

$0.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Massachusetts

The geographic area served is the city of Beverly, Essex County, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Funding Needs

The Beverly Education Foundation's top 5 needs are Board outreach and development to recruit and grow a talented pool of people to assist in the mission of the Foundation; to obtain committed volunteers to lead specific projects like alumni outreach and distinguished speaker series; to provide better communications and information in all formats to promote greater understanding of the Beverly Education Foundation and its mission to the City leadership, School District, principals, PTO presidents, families and community; to provide inclusive educational excellence to support the Beverly High School's 1 to 1 Laptop Initiative by subsidizing laptops to support 21st century teaching and learning; and to continue to grow the endowment fund to insure of continued vitality of the Foundation for future generations.

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Operations

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Beverly Education Foundation Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr Douglas B Walker

BIO

Doug Walker has been the President of the Beverly Education Foundation since inception. He is a science teacher at the Landmark School in Beverly, Massachusetts and a sailing coach and advisor for the Landmark School as well as the Beverly High School Sail Team and the Manchester Athletic Club team.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

" The Beverly Education Foundation does not have a CEO or an Executive Director. I have served as Treasurer of the Foundation for 15 years and now serve as the Vice-President. In my opinion, the uniqueness of the Beverly Education Foundation is its smallgroup of dedicated volunteers who carry out the vision and mission of supporting quality public education in Beverly; its focus on being lean to obtain the greatest advantage of our tax exempt donations; and its ability to look further down the road to take on more challenging endeavors such as the 1 to 1 Learning Initiative at the Beverly High School. Anna T Green, Vice-President"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr Douglas B Walker

Landmark School

Term: Oct 2013 - Oct 2014

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