March 20, 2023

Off to the Races Recap - Berkley Education Foundation Raises over $70,000!

Off to the Races Recap - Berkley Education Foundation Raises over $70,000!

At the March 11, 2023, Off to the Races event, the Berkley Education Foundation (BEF) raised over $70,000 to support the Berkley School District. 

Off to the Races is the annual fundraiser for the BEF, centered around simulated horse racing and a silent auction. Guests watch races, "bet" on the horses running in the races and win prizes. The event also includes an expansive silent auction (powered by mobile bidding), vacation give-away (the winner of the Golden Race took home a $2,500 vacation), connection with friends and colleagues, and most importantly, funding the #BerkleyDifference.

In its recap message to supporters, the BEF shared, “Thank you for attending, donating, buying horses, sponsoring, betting on horses, bidding on auction items and believing in what we do. With all your support we can continue to fund the #BerkleyDifference and provide enriching experiences for all Berkley Schools students. Thank you for being the #BerkleyDifference.”

Silent Auction - flash sale is open

This year’s silent auction has closed, but the Off to the Races Flash Sale is open! The last few items that didn’t sell in the Off to the Races auction are now back on the site with discounts applied. The Flash Sale will stay open until Sunday, March 19!

The BEF would also like to thank the event sponsors:

  • Silver Sponsor: EDSI & Artichoke Garlic Foundation
  • Bronze Sponsors: Eagle Rock Insurance Agency, Green Lantern Pizza, Holiday Market, Jim Shaffer & Associates, Lifetime Financial Growth, LLC, McCarthy & Smith, Plasti-Fab, Inc., Stantec, Star Trax Events
  • Golden Race Sponsor: M3 Investment Services
  • Prize Sponsor: Clark Hill
  • Race Sponsors: Berkley Area PTSA Council, Berkley City Council, Catching Fireflies, Dog & Pony Show Brewing, Greenleaf Home Services, Huntington Woods Pools & Spas, Michigan Educational Credit Union, MSU Federal Credit Union, Nichols Paper & Supply, SES, Stransky and Company, Thrun Law Firm, P.C., Woodward Corner Market, Yeo & Yeo CPAs and Business Consultants
  • Golden Horse Owners: Berkley Bears Athletics Boosters, Cruise Planners, Galloway & Collens, PLLC, Gayle & David Heller, Greg Kreiner of Lifetime Financial Growth, June & December, McCarthy & Smith, McCourt’s Music, Nova Chiropractic