December 1, 2023

Support the BEF this Giving Season

Support the BEF this Giving Season

The Berkley Education Foundation launched its annual Dollars for the District giving campaign over Thanksgiving weekend. Read below to learn how the BEF supports all Berkley Schools students and how you can help.

Through the generosity of the Berkley Schools community and the efforts of many dedicated volunteers, the BEF has invested more than $404,000 into the Berkley School District since 2010. These funds have gone directly into the classroom through teacher innovation-grants, supporting STEM activities with the annual Maxfield Science Symposium scholarships and enrichment programs in every school. The BEF also sends every 8th grade student on a college tour annually. This spring, the BEF will send 320 8th grade students from both Anderson and Norup to Oakland University to tour their campus and to Oakland Schools Technical Campus to tour programs that support career technical education. This tour allows students to begin to envision their post-Berkley options for their future careers and education.

Every gift, whether $25, $2,500 or something in-between, helps provide the fuel and energy to keep these programs moving forward. The community can make gifts safely online or by texting the word BEF to the phone number 243725.

Every dollar the BEF raises impacts Berkley Schools students and staff:

  • $500 = One teacher innovation-grant.
  • $150 = Sends five 8th graders on college tours.
  • $100 = One Honorable Mention student scholarship for the Maxfield Science Symposium.
  • $50 = One free enrichment course for an elementary student.