BEF Receives $10,000 From College Football Playoff Foundation

The UO Duck presents a $10,000 check to BEF co-founder Brooke Cottle.

                      The UO Duck presents a $10,000 check to BEF co-founder Brooke Cottle.

The University of Oregon selected the Bethel Education Foundation as the agency to receive $10,000 from the College Football Playoff Foundation. The UO Duck presented the check to BEF co-founder Brooke Cottle at Autzen Stadium during a break in the Ducks’ football game against Stanford.

Each PAC-12 school – including the UO – received the money and former Bethel principal Glen Martz recommended that the UO donate the $10,000 to the BEF. In addition to the windfall, UO athletes will be on hand to help BEF board members present 2016 mini-grant awards to surprised Bethel educators.

BEF Awards $30,000 In Grants

Irving kindergarten teacher Su Roehl celebrates with her students after being awarded a grant from the Bethel Education Foundation.

The Bethel Education Foundation surprised teachers throughout the district by handing out $30,000 in mini-grants.

Click to see the award presentations

BEF Board members were joined by a student band from Prairie Mountain School to make 39 surprise presentations, with the grants ranging up to $1,500.

Teachers asked for funding for iPads, gardening equipment, OBOB books, science materials, field trips, and much more.

The BEF works year-round raising money to provide the supports teachers need to enhance students’ education.

Click here to donate to the BEF and continue the work they do on behalf of Bethel kids.

Bethel Education Foundation Supports Enriching Bethel Programs

Bethel School District, November 1, 2015, By Pat McGillivray

bethel-education-foundation-news-funding-the-dreamEach year Bethel teachers are surprised with funded grants from the BEF. More than $125,000 has been provided to Bethel teachers for enriching programs for their students Bethel teachers have an opportunity that other teachers can only dream about. Funding – up to $1,500 – for activities, programs, projects and products that will enhance students’ educational experience.

The Bethel Education Foundation is accepting grant applications after a year of fundraising to support Bethel programs.
Click here to donate to the BEF.

The BEF has already given away more than $125,000 since it was formed by a group of active Bethel parents in 2009. 177 grants for field trips, school gardens, equipment, math software, new novels, school assemblies, and many other projects have already been funded.

It will be a happy holiday season for a few dozen Bethel teachers whose 2015 grant requests will be funded by the BEF.