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    Purpose:

    The Bensalem Education Foundation, Inc. was established as a broad-based, non-profit community organization for the purpose of securing resources from individuals, corporations, community organizations and foundations for distribution in support of programs that benefit and improve the educational opportunities of students in the Bensalem Township School District.

     

    History:

    The Bensalem Education Foundation was formed when a group of concerned citizens and administrators realized that the district was going to have multiple lean financial years. Proud of the quality of programs and opportunities the district has historically offered its students, this team formed a 501c3 organization to support extending the educational mission of the district.


    Timeline:

    Spring 2012 - Group begins meeting monthly 
    June 2013 - Election of officers 
    September 2013 - PA-nonprofit status granted 
    October 2013 - Bensalem Education Foundation (BEF) introduced to the community at Bensalem Fall Festival 
    December 2013 - BEF announces logo contest winner and unveils logo
    December 2013 - BEF receives first donation as recipient of proceeds from the American Celtic Christmas Concert 
    June 2014 - Election of officers and addition of three new board members 
    July 2014 - 501c3 public charity status granted by Federal government
    April 2015 - Inaugural BEF gala
    June 2015 - Election of officers and addition of three new board members
    September 2015 - BEF starts "spirit accounts" for all 9 school buildings in the district
    November 2015- BEF and BTSD co-sponsor grand opening reception at BHS performing arts center; two additional board members added
    January 2016- Joined the National School Foundation Association (NSFA) and Association of PA Education Foundations (APEF)
    February 2016- Distinguished Alumni Award committee started
    May 2016- Robotics team qualifies for World Championships in St. Louis
    June 2016- Family Fun Day co-hosted with Cherokee Day Camp
    June 2017 - Applied for EITC funding