October 26, 2017 – The Bakersfield City School District (BCSD) Education Foundation presented a check for nearly $50,000 to BCSD teachers at the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. The BCSD Education Foundation is a charitable, non-profit organization whose mission is to partner with the community to provide resources that directly impact the lives of children through innovative educational programs. Several grant opportunities are available to BCSD teachers through the Education Foundation which are approved at the monthly meetings held at the BCSD Education Center.
The BCSD Education Foundation raises funds via events such as the spring Bakersfield Luau, the fall Golf Tournament, and their signature holiday event “Teddy Bear Picnic.” During the 2016-2017 school year, the foundation introduced a new giving campaign, the Tree of Knowledge, which is on permanent display in the front lobby of the BCSD Education Center, and features multicolored leaves and a limited number of foundational rocks with donor name inscriptions. Every dollar raised via these campaigns goes directly back to benefit students in the classroom.
Below is a detailed list of funds raised from events and projects by the BCSD Education Foundation during the 2016-2017 school year totaling $49,067.45.
2016 Golf Tournament
2016 Teddy Bear Picnic
2017 Bakersfield Luau
Tree of Knowledge
For more information on the Education Foundation, visit http://bcsd.com/communitypartnerships/.