Baker County Education Foundation
Leaving A Legacy
BAKER COUNTY EDUCATION FOUNDATION’S
8TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP DINNER
The Baker County Education Foundation would like to announce the honorees for the 8th annual "Leaving a Legacy Scholarship Dinner’. We will be recognizing Ms. Gail Brown and Mrs. LuAnne Williams. Both of these individuals retired from the Baker County School District. Ms. Brown worked in the school system for 30 years as a classroom teacher, Dean of Students, Vice Principal, Principal, and continues to train substitute teachers, as well as our beginning teachers. Mrs. Williams worked 35 years in the school district as a Kindergarten teacher, Principal of Westside Elementary and Macclenny Elementary Schools. After retirement she taught at the Adult Education Center for 3 1/2 years. 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, March 27, 2018, 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. For further information or to purchase tickets, please contact the School Superintendent's Office at 259-0401 or 259-0428. Proceeds from this event will be used for student scholarships.
BCEF 2015-2016 Annual Report
BAKER COUNTY EDUCATION FOUNDATION
2016-17 ANNUAL REPORT
The Baker County Education Foundation had another great year in 2016-17! The Foundation provided $21,100.00 for student scholarships, $3,100.00 for a prior graduate scholarships, $20,454.67 in grants for teachers and schools, and $15,230 for special projects. A total of $59,884.67 was awarded in 2016-17.
During the last 28 years, the Foundation, a non-profit organization, has funded 604 student scholarships, 171 employee and/or prior graduate scholarships, 434 grants for teachers and schools, and 43 special projects, totaling $1,132,340.55. 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 285 employees contributing during the 2016-2017 year and giving a total of $17,642.50. 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 business partners have participated in helping the Foundation achieve these goals. For 2016-17 they were: Walmart Distribution, First Federal Bank of FL, GFWC Women's Club, In-steel Wire Products, Macclenny Lions Club, Fox Hunters Association, Baker County Farm Bureau, and several local families, who gave memorial or “in honor of” contributions. These are joined by literally hundreds of school district employees and private individuals.
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