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Our Sponsors and Volunteers

The Bensalem Education Foundation (BEF) is pleased to recognize 
our 2017-2018 volunteers:

BEF Board

William Lewis – Co-President

CJ Mills – Co-President

Kevin McKay – Vice President

Marc Cohen – Treasurer

Rosemary Boccella – Secretary

Diana Garaitonandia – Member

Fred Harran – Member

Samuel Lee – Member

Ankit Parikh – Member

Val Ridge – Member

Stacy Kutner – Member Emeritus 


Joshua Albert                                    Beth L'Heureux

Mark Banchi                                      Mary Lieble

Jason Bowman                                  Heather Nicholas

Susan Cantwell                                 Jess Ody

Karen Cook                                       Geoff Per

Michael Craig                                    Maryellen Phillips

William Ferrara                                 Susan Phy

Steve Garstka                                  Jeanette Schilling

Susan Harder                                   Dan Schram   

Leann Hart                                       Ted Schueller 

Anna Hentz                                      Karen Sibley

Leonore Hope                                  Michael Smalley      

Pat Hughes                                      Anna Marie Sneeringer

Charles Keiser                                 Chris Sterman   

Aimee Krause                                  Gloria Tafel


BEF School Liaisons

Belmont – Lauren Miller

Cornwells – Jen Dezure

Faust – Scott Pratt

Rush – Jeannie Szafran

Struble – Michelle Klucsarits

Valley – Zach Taylor, Jon Winters, Natalie Hinshaw

Shafer – Jake Thierjung

Snyder – Karen Marshall

High School – C J Mills

BEF would also like to recognize and thank the following supporters: 
  • PARX Casinos for unrestricted grant for use in high school renovation.
  • Bensalem Alumni Association for partnering with us on the "Owl Walk" project.
  • Staff and management at Bar Louie's for providing discount coupons and raffle prize for networking event.
  • Everyone who donated to the Robotic's Designer Bag Bingo event.
  • American Paddy's Productions who have supported BEF in various capacities since our inception, including monetary donations from the Celtic Christmas Concert since 2013 ($4,000 over three years), talent donation for gala ($750 value), advertising and table presence at events including Philadelphia Fleadh and support of BEF programs including brick pavers ($200) and auditorium seats ($200).
  • The BHS theater group for providing a table during the shows and ad space in the fall play booklet.
  • The staff and educators throughout the district who have participated in the First Fridays events.
  • Frankie Lancos who spent hours helping position BEF with materials and information related to securing donations and planning our first gala.
  • The numerous community and school district volunteers who have donated their time by joining committees or otherwise helping to support BEF's efforts.
  • Riggins  Cafe who has sponsored our "Coffee for the Cafeteria" program and provided coffee samples during events and free gas for the random drawing.
  • Mark Feinman and Bob Wright from the Power Up Program for their time spent helping to explain the program to interested individuals and families throughout the district.
  • Judy Loftus Printing for providing tickets for gala and robotics bingo events.
  • PDQ Printing for assistance with logo, notecards and additional printing needs.
  • Neshaminy Barnes and Noble for raffle gifts and support of our summer reading fundraisers for the last two years.
  • Everyone who has assisted the BHS Fightin' Robotic Owls (FRO) Team #5401 in their quest to get to the World Championships in St. Louis.