Baker County Education Foundation

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    The Baker County Education Foundation (BCEF) is so very fortunate to have members who have invested in our students and community throughout the past 30 years!  Did you know that 44% of our school staff contributes to the Baker County Education Foundation through payroll deductions? This is amazing!!!  

    This year the BCEF has set a goal to have at least 50% of our staff contributing in payroll deductions.  Each year we ask every employee to contribute from $1.00 to $5.00 per paycheck to support the Foundation. 

    The Foundation contributes each year to Teacher Mini-Grants, School-Wide Grants, District-Wide Grants, Credit Recovery Grants, Dropout Prevention Grants, Student Scholarships for graduating seniors, and Prior-Graduate Scholarships.  Last year the Foundation gave a total of $72,310.00 within these listed areas. Contributions from our employees helped make this possible.  

    In an effort to raise our participation in payroll contributions, we are reaching out to all of our employees.  If you do not already contribute, please consider joining us.  For further information on payroll deductions, please contact Shirley Crawford at 904-259-0428.

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Leaving A Legacy


    Paula Barton    Tim Thrift  Judy Webb      

        The Baker County Education Foundation would like to announce the honorees for the 10th annual “Leaving a Legacy Scholarship Dinner.” We will be recognizing Ms. Paula T. Barton, Mr. Tim Thrift, and Mrs. Judy Webb. These individuals have made great contributions to the Baker County School District.

        Ms. Barton retired from the Baker County School District with 34 years of service. She served as a classroom teacher, Dean of Students, Assistant Principal, Community Education Coordinator and Superintendent. She currently is serving as a school board member. Mr. Tim Thrift was a social studies teacher at Baker County High School. He retired with a total of 34 years of service and became known as one of the most favorite teachers of all time. Mrs. Judy Webb worked as a bus driver with the Transportation Department. She retired with 30 years of service. She safely transported hundreds of children daily. These individuals have given many years of great service to the Baker County School District.  

        The Leaving a Legacy Scholarship Steak Dinner will be held on Tuesday, April 7th, 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, April 3rd. For further information or to purchase tickets, please contact the Superintendent's Office at 259-0428. Proceeds from this event will be used for student scholarships.

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    Rack Up Thrift Store donates $4,000 to Baker County Education Foundation for Scholarships. They were recognized at the February 19th School Board meeting. 

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AT&T Grant

  • Baker County Education Foundation receives AT&T grant. For more information about this grant click here

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Scholarship Applications

BCEF 2018-2019 Annual Report

    2018-19 ANNUAL REPORT

    The Baker County Education Foundation had another great year in 2018-19! The Foundation provided $33,650.00 for student scholarships, $3,900.00 for a prior graduate scholarships, $20,324.14 in grants for teachers and schools, and $14,435.50 for special projects. A total of $72,309.64 was awarded in 2018-19.

     During the last 30 years, the Foundation, a non-profit organization, has funded 682 student scholarships, 181 employee and/or prior graduate scholarships, 471 grants for teachers and schools, and 48 special projects, totaling $1,265,129.85. 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 2018-2019 year and giving a total of $17,747.00.  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!              
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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


  •         CFEF     Matching Grant Logo  

    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.

  • Tag

    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