Baker County Education Foundation
Leaving A Legacy
BAKER COUNTY EDUCATION FOUNDATION’S
9TH ANNUAL LEAVING A LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP DINNER
The Baker County Education Foundation is happy to celebrate its 30th birthday. The Foundation began in 1989 and has given over $1,192,800 to students, teachers, schools, and our community. As we celebrate the Foundation's birthday, we will be honoring two special individuals, Mr. John Kennedy and the late Mr. Alan (Pete) Harvey at our 9th annual Leaving A Legacy Scholarship Dinner. Both of these individuals have made great contributions to the Baker County School District.
Mr. Harvey worked in the school system for 37 years as a classroom teacher, Director of Vocational-Technical & Adult Education, Associate Superintendent, and served as Superintendent. After retirement he served as a school board member for 8 additional years. Mr. Harvey served a total of 45 years with the Baker County School District. Mr. John Kennedy is a graduate of Baker County High School. He was instrumental in the founding of the Baker County Education Foundation. At the time of the Foundation's origin, Mr. Kennedy served as President and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Foundation. Mr. Kennedy remains active in the Baker County School District and is a great supporter of many extracurricular activities. Together these individuals have made great contributions to the Baker County School District.
The Leaving a Legacy Scholarship Steak Dinner will be held on Tuesday, April 2nd, at 6:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center at the First Baptist Church of Macclenny. Tickets are on sale for $30 per person. All tickets must be purchased prior to the day of the event and no later than Friday, March 29th. For further information or to purchase tickets, please contact the Superintendent's Office at 259-0428. Also tickets will be available at your school sites. Please contact your front office to purchase them. Proceeds from this event will be used for student scholarships.
BCEF 2017-2018 Annual Report
BAKER COUNTY EDUCATION FOUNDATION
2017-18 ANNUAL REPORT
The Baker County Education Foundation had another great year in 2017-18! The Foundation provided $22,600.00 for student scholarships, $2,600.00 for a prior graduate scholarships, $18,854.66 in grants for teachers and schools, and $16,425 for special projects. A total of $60,479.66 was awarded in 2017-18.
During the last 29 years, the Foundation, a non-profit organization, has funded 637 student scholarships, 175 employee and/or prior graduate scholarships, 455 grants for teachers and schools, and 46 special projects, totaling $1,192,820.21. A tremendous amount of this was made possible through payroll deduction by school employees.
The Baker County Education Foundation was originally founded in 1989 with school district employees being the original contributors through payroll deductions. Payroll contributions remains the main source of funding for the Foundation. The number of employees contributing to the Foundation has grown each year with a total of 292 employees contributing during the 2017-2018 year and giving a total of $18,075.00. The generosity of our school employees throughout the district, which includes instructional, non-instructional, and administrative personnel, has enabled our Foundation to be a great success in our community.
The main goal of the Baker County Education Foundation is to promote quality education. Through the years, a number of organizations, business partners, individual donors and families have participated in helping the Foundation achieve these goals. The Foundation is very proud of the accomplishments it has achieved through their support and financial contributions.
If you are a contributor, we hope that you will continue your support of the Foundation. If you are not involved, please consider becoming a member this year. You will be supporting the development of our greatest assets, our children. Also, the Foundation benefits from the purchase of specialty education vehicle tags. A portion of the tag sale is returned to the Foundation.
Again we thank all of our supporters of the Baker County Education Foundation. We contribute our success to the commitment that each of you have given to our organization. Our employees have made us what we are today!
REMEMBER, YOUR CONTRIBUTION IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE!
Promoting Educational Partnerships Between The Home, The School, and The Community
Take Stock in Children
Take Stock in Children (TSIC) provides tuition scholarships to attend Florida Gateway College for selected eighth graders whose families meet the income guidelines for free or reduced lunch. Students must reside in the county where they are applying. Student applications are provided to eighth grade students around April of each year.
Students receiving scholarships must agree to:
Stay off drugs
Stay crime free
Maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average
Maintain good citizenship both in and out of school
Meet with their assigned Mentor each week at school
Attend and participate in TSIC events, as required
To learn more about this scholarship opportunity or how to become a Mentor, please visit http://www.takestockinchildren.org.
The Baker County Education Foundation, Inc. is a member of the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF). This organization provides support through matching grant funding.
For every educational specialty license plate purchased in Baker County, the Baker County Education Foundation, Inc. receives $20 from the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles.
For questions please feel free to contact the Baker County Education Foundation department.
Robin Mobley Shirley Crawford
Associate Superintendent Executive Secretary
270 South Blvd East 270 South Blvd East
Macclenny, Fl 32063 Macclenny, Fl 32063
Office: (904) 259-0428 Office: (904) 259-0428