Educational Institutions

Blue Valley Educational Foundation

  • Overland Park, KS
  • www.bvef.org

Mission Statement

To enrich educational excellence through community outreach, financial development and ongoing funding of extraordinary educational programs.

Main Programs

  1. District-Wide Grants
  2. Grants of Educational Excellence
  3. Sunflower Ambassador Program
Service Areas

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Kansas

KS - Johnson County

ruling year

1995

Principal Officer since 2016

Self-reported

Ms. Joy Ann Ginsburg

Keywords

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Education, School, Student, Teacher, Grant

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EIN

48-1159744

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Top Accomplishments:Awarded a $5,000 grant to every Blue Valley school, a grant of at least $5,000 to each of 7 district-wide programs, and more than $39,000 in support for district-wide programs that promote student wellness, character education and personal responsibility in 2015-16.Awarded a total of $439,045 in grants, scholarships, awards and special programs to BVSD students and teachers during 2015-16, for a total of more than $4 million in grants, scholarships and special programs awarded since 1992. Adopted a new 5-year Strategic PlanCelebrated our 25th anniversary with special grants, a Lead Gift campaign and a special donor recognition event. Celebrated the 18th year of the Sunflower Ambassador Character Education program in every Blue Valley school. Top Goals:Raise funding to support teacher grants, district-wide program support and a new program to support new Blue Valley teachers.Increase Endowment Fund.Review and revise current grant criteria and application process.

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

District-Wide Grants

Funding of grants to administrators, teachers, parents and students to better support curriculum initiatives throughout the district and to support programs that promote Goal 2 initiatives, including student wellness, character education, and personal responsibility.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$86,000.00

Program 2

Grants of Educational Excellence

Funding of Grants of Educational Excellence for individual classrooms that provide support for innovative and creative teaching and learning methods.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Program 3

Sunflower Ambassador Program

This annual character education program is administrated by BVEF. Students and staff who exemplify the seven Blue Valley Virtues are nominated by their peers and recognized in their school and at the BVEF Community Breakfast.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Kansas

KS - Johnson County

Funding Needs

Funding grant requests of up to a total of $90,000 from individual teachers to better support curriculum initiatives throughout the district. Funding district-wide grant requests from administrators to implement new programs or expand current ones to better address education initiatives throughout the district. These requests range from $1,000 projects to support for multi-million dollar programs.Funding the BVEF endowment to support the district when state and local budget cuts negatively impact student learning.

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Financials

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BLUE VALLEY EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Blue Valley Educational Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Joy Ann Ginsburg

BIO

Education: University of Kansas, B.A. Experience: National Senior Director, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network; skills and experience include fundraising, membership, philanthropic development, government and community relations.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"At BVEF, we work to ensure educational excellence in the Blue Valley School District by funding projects and programs that support and enhance the two district strategic goals of academic achievement and personal growth for each student. In addition to our strong support for teacher grants that support student academic achievement, we are currently, partnering with our school district to fund grants and underwrite programs that directly impact the second strategic goal of encouraging the personal growth of each student. We also continue to support and administer the Sunflower Ambassador character education program, which honors a student and staff member in each school who exemplify the seven Blue Valley Virtues. "

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Shannon Cates

Shawnee Mission Health

Term: July 2016 - June 2017

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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