Baker County Education Foundation
The Baker Conservative Women’s Network and Heroes Forever Organization presented two checks for $1000 each to the Baker County Education Foundation at the September 7th school board meeting. The money will be used to sponsor four senior scholarships. We are so thankful for their support. Our students will benefit from their generous donation.
Alayna Markley: Walmart DC #6099 Scholarship - $500.00
Launa Parker: Walmart DC #6099 Scholarship - $500.00
Aubrey Gainey: Baker County Farm Bureau Scholarship - $500.00
Allyson Crossland: Baker County Farm Bureau Scholarship - $500.00
Kaileigh Combs: Insteel Wire Products Scholarship - $420.00
Shanna Robinson: Insteel Wire Products Scholarship - $420.00
Nadleigh Norman: Insteel Wire Products Scholarship - $420.00
Carson Crawford: GFWC Women's Club of Macclenny Scholarship - $500.00
Abby Hodges: GFWC Women's Club of Macclenny Scholarship - $500.00
Taylor Suggs: Macclenny Lions Club Scholarship - $500.00
Brandon Lancho: Maines & Mary Finley and Harold & Mary Dopson Finley Scholarship - $1,000.00
James Ferguson: MSGT Berry F. Rhoden, Sr. Scholarship- $1000.00
Ansley Crews: Eddie Kramer Memorial Scholarship - $500.00
Demi Raulerson: Kim Brannan Memorial Scholarship - $500.00
Joleene Simmons: Fox Hunters Club Scholarship - $600.00
Kaylee Long: In Honor of Paul & Willa Mae Thrift Scholarship - $500.00
Kannyn Knabb: In Honor of Paul & Willa Mae Thrift Scholarship - $500.00
Blakely Mallory: The Taylor School Scholarship - $200.00
Anthony Howell: BCEF "Leaving a Legacy" Scholarship (STEM) - $4,000.00
Ja'Meya Ragin: Baker County Retired Educators Scholarship - $250.00
Lauren Fiser: Advisory Council of First Federal Bank of Florida Scholarship - $500.00
Mallory Burnsed: Baker County Education Support Professionals Scholarship - $400.00
Ryne Jacobs: Baker County Education Support Professionals Scholarship - $400.00
Sarah Williams: Florida Power & Light Company Scholarship - $500.00
Khai Chrome: In Honor of Francis Frost Scholarship - $1,000.00
Ira Walker: Baker County Community Service Scholarship - $1,000.00
Zane Mobley: Baker County Community Service Scholarship - $1,000.00
Nicholas Lowther: Baker County Community Service Scholarship - $1,000.00
Luke Do: Baker County Community Service Scholarship - $1,000.00
Caiden Hodges: Baker County Community Service Scholarship - $2,000.00
Shaylee Grovo: Baker County Community Service Scholarship - $2,000.00
Blakely Mallory: Baker County Community Service Scholarship - $1,000.00
Selena Girardo: Baker County Community Service Scholarship - $500.00
Thai-son Nguyen: Baker County Community Service Scholarship - $500.00
James Ferguson: Baker County Community Service Scholarship - $4,000.00
Ryan Romeo: Betty Taylor Memorial Scholarship - $150.00
Jameka Jones: Laverne & Dorothy Arline Memorial Scholarship - $1,000.00
Alayna Ledford: Walter & Lorraine Davis Scholarship - $1,000.00
Ryleigh Burnsed: Lydia Masterson Pons Scholarship - $1,000.00
Logan Kemp: Wildcat Warrior Scholarship - $500.00
Benjamin Callahan: Baker County Education Foundation Memorial Scholarship - $500.00
Isaac Cabral: Baker County Education Foundation Memorial Scholarship - $500.00
Alexis Ortiz-Smith: Mr. Tim Thrift Teaching Excellence Scholarship - $500.00
Grace Johnson: Mr. Tim Thrift Teaching Excellence Scholarship - $500.00
Logan Kemp: Servant's Heart Scholarship - $1,000.00
Brayden Jackson: Servant's Heart Scholarship - $1,000.00
Alyssa Taylor: Ray Mangiafico Memorial Scholarship - $500.00
Sarah Beth Murphree: Baker County Veterans Council Scholarship - $1,000.00
Baker County Education Foundation 2021 Prior Graduate Scholarship Recipients
Elizabeth Reagan: BCHS Class of 1958 Scholarship - $500.00
Chelsea Moore: Neil & Beatrice Kirkland Scholarship - $500.00
Joshua Trippett: Tiffany Harvey McInarnay “I Can Do This” Scholarship - $1,000.00
Jennifer Lovett: Norma G. Kirkland Scholarship - $500.00
Angela Waite: Norma G. Kirkland Scholarship (Instructional and Non-Instructional Employees) - $500.00
Baker County Education Foundation Mini-Grant Recipients
The Baker County Education Foundation Mini-Grant Recipients were presented checks at their school sites recently. A total of $24,194.22 was awarded. We would like to congratulate these teachers and principals on receiving these grants. Our students will benefit from their hard work.
JoAnna Anderson Macclenny Elementary School Reading Rescue - $743.97
Charles Navarra Westside Elementary School Guided Reading Resources - $653.84
Jana Kazmierczak Keller Intermediate School Helping Students Focus - $632.68
Kristina Akins Baker County Middle School Improving Behavior and Academics Through Gaming - $437.33
Jacob Anderson Baker County Middle School Virtual Reality-Learning Through a New Pair of Eyes - $749.98
Crystal Austin Baker County Middle School Austin Publishing - $267.29
Crystal Austin Baker County Middle School Classroom Projector Project - $175.96
Rachaelle Melton Baker County Middle School Feeling the Gap - $719.92
Scott Register CATS Academy CATS Academy Job Study - $743.09
Kimbra Lane Pre-K/Kindergarten Center My Classroom Is A Zoo! - $1,985.00
Jackie Vickers, Kimbra Lane, Sonja St. John Pre-K/Kindergarten Center Rising Stars - $1,890.00
Lynn Green Macclenny Elementary School Kami - $1,485.00
Debbie Fraser, Kelly Murphy Westside Elementary School Adventure Pals in Action - $2,000.00
Jennifer Payne Keller Intermediate School Virtual Learning Assistance - $1,951.48
Naomi Anderson Baker County Middle School Removing the Barriers - $2,100.00
Emily Clevenger Baker County Middle School Your Future is Bright! Career Fair - $2000.00
Staci Staples Baker County High School Media Center CPR - $1,999.84
Tina Bradley Family Service Center "Protect the Hearts You Love" - $1,711.19
Donna Ruis Keller Intermediate/Home base Students Animation: An Avenue to Promote Creativity and Learning - $1,947.65
BCEF 2020-2021 Annual Report
BAKER COUNTY EDUCATION FOUNDATION
2020-21 ANNUAL REPORT
The Baker County Education Foundation had another great year in 2020-21! The Foundation provided $40,760.00 for student scholarships, $3,000.00 for prior graduate scholarships, $23,763.82 in grants for teachers and schools, and $25,685.50 for special projects. A total of $93,209.32 was awarded in 2020-21.
During the last 32 years, the Foundation, a non-profit organization, has funded 776 student scholarships, 191 employee and/or prior graduate scholarships, 508 grants for teachers and schools, and 54 special projects, totaling $1,440,002.78. 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 295 employees contributing during the 2020-2021 year and giving a total of $15,980.00. 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