BASD Education Foundation

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BASD Education Foundation

Proudly serving the students and teachers of the
Beaver Area School District since 1985 

BASD Education Foundation Announces New Student Emergency Fund

 BASD Students in Need, Now More Than Ever

      The BASD Education Foundation remains committed to ensuring all students of the BASD have the necessary learning resources during the COVID-19 school closures.  This week, the BASD Education Foundation established a new “Student Emergency Fund.” 

      Your help can make all the difference.  A tax deductible donation of $10 will provide a BASD student with home internet access for one month, allowing them to access online learning.  Make an online gift by clicking here, or your donation check can be mailed to:  BASDEF, 1300 Fifth Street, Beaver, PA  15009.  In the check memo, write “Student Emergency Fund.”

      Read the joint statement below from Dr. Carrie Rowe, BASD Superintendent, and Leigh McIntosh, BASD Education Foundation President. 

Student Emergency Fund Joint Announcement March 26 2020

2019/20 Mini-Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the following teachers and students who received mini-grant awards for creative and innovative projects that will enhance the quality of education for students in the Beaver Area School District:
Karen Steffes
High School Art Teacher 
Media Arts Initiative 
Kerri Misko and Kara Reffitt
Math, Science & STEAM Teachers
Vertical Garden 
Laura O'Rorke andCarmen DeSanzo
High School Social Studies & Phys. Ed. Teachers
Restorative Stretch and Intention Setting 
Ellie Taraborrelli 
Elelmentary Art Teacher
Elephants of India 
Mary Ann Ross
Speech and Language Teacher
Bringing Board Games to the Playground 
Desarai Porada, Victoria Moore, Jennifer Miller
Tanya Gillette, Francine Hogan 
Jason Householder and Kirsten Porter 
Dutch Ridge Elementary Teachers
STEAM Student Interest Passion Project
Eric Stahl
11th Grade
Media Arts Initiative
Jason Doughty and Olivia Jarovich
10th & 12th Grade
Environmental Mural in High School Hallways
Starry Nighton Beaver Campus
Ciana Novak
Grade 10
Bobcat's Beautification 

Your Amazon purchases can benefit the BASD Education Foundation

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Adaptive Merry-Go-Round

On the evening of September 17, 2019 members of the BASD Education Foundation, School District, and Community gathered to celebrate and cut the ribbon on the new merry-go-round at Dutch Ridge Elementary.  Thanks to a generous grant from the Trill Fund and a partnership between the BASD Education Foundation and School District, students at Dutch Ridge and in the community have access to a new wheelchair accessible merry-go-round during recess and after school.
2019 Scholarship Recipients
The BASD Education Foundation proudly presented more than $40,000 in scholarship awards to members of the Class of 2019!
Slideshow of 2019 Foundation Scholarship Recipients
The BASDEF is proud to sponsor the #savethepool initiative.  The Foundation has committed to match up to $100,000 in donations for pool repair and upgrades through fundraising efforts over the next 5 years.  If you would like to help, send a check with the designation #savethepool to the address at the right.  Donations  can also be made through PayPal:
  Click here for the link to the Foundation's Facebook page where you will find details about matching donations for #savethepool

BASD Education Foundation Trustees

Leigh A. McIntosh, CEcD, President

Karin Pilarski, Vice-President 

Joe Bevevino, Treasurer

Bea Diaz-Cothen, Esq.,  Secretary

Joe Biss

Eric McIntosh

Sara Roper, MD

Tom Schaughency

Beth Spence 

Terri Williams,  Ph.D.

Heather Woodske 

Dr. Betty Sue Schaughency, Emerita

Dr. Carrie Rowe, District Liaison 

About Us
Donations  can also be made through PayPal:
How Can I Help?
The success of the Foundation’s efforts depends on both financial support and community involvement. Please consider the Foundation as a serious candidate for memorial gifts, charitable contributions, and group donations from community organizations. Of equal importance, the Foundation will benefit from and be made more effective by the active concern and initiatives of the members of the community who may see fit to offer their ideas, recommendations, and active support to the work of the Foundation.

If you would like to contribute to the Foundation or would like more information, please contact any of the Trustees or write to the:
Beaver Area School District 
1300 Fifth Street
Beaver, PA 15009
T: 724.774.4021 F: 724.774.8770

BASDEF TAX ID# 25-1533595

Another way to support the Foundation is by shopping at AmazonSmile.  For each purchase Amazon will make a donation to the BASD Education Foundation.  For more information, click here:
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