BASD Education Foundation

BASD Education Foundation

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

2nd Annual Battle of the Decades 5K Family Fun Run - Saturday, October 5

It's that time of year again to pull out your leg warmers, neon spandex, saddle shoes, or bell bottom pants! Beaver Area School District Education Foundation is having our SECOND Annual Battle of the Decades 5K/Family Fun Run/Walk Homecoming Weekend - Saturday, October 5, 2019! You can come check-in or register beginning at 8:15 am and then the 5K FUN officially kicks off at 9:00 am! Early Bird Registration is now OPEN ... for just $25 you can snag yourself a GROOVY race T-shirt and a swag bag FILLED with totally RAD goodies! We'll even have a deejay on hand playing all your favorite hits from each decade! All proceeds benefit 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

2018/19 Mini-Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the following teachers 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:
Julia Grise
High School Mathematics Teacher 
Flexible Spacing - Creating an Outdoor Classroom 
Caitlyn Belhumeur, Rachael Fleming
Special Education 9 - 12
Unified Bocce Team 
Kerri Misko
High School Mathematics Teacher
Driverless Vehicle Amenities 
Michelle Dietz, Stevie Green 
and the 9th Grade English Team
Fiction Literature Circles for English 9 
Susan Pilarski
High School Physical Education Teacher
Gaming Equipment for Adaptive PE 
Erin Bechdel
Secondary Librarian
 Time to STEAM Up the Library
Julie Allison
with students:  Mia Woodske, Marina Hahn, Ava LeMasters,
Cailyn Downer, Lauren Nesbella, Ella Peluso 
Escape Room - STEAM Spies
Kevin Bechdel, Monica Naugler, Phyllis Stedford
Dutch Ridge Technology and Science
Dutch Ridge Farm Lab 
Jaclyn Smithhammer
Special Education Lifeskills
Bobcat Beanery Cafe and Wellness Center 
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

John Guzzetti, O.D., President

Leigh A. McIntosh, CEcD, Vice-President

Joe Bevevino, Treasurer

Bea Diaz-Cothen, Esq.,  Secretary

Joe Biss

Eric McIntosh

Karin Pilarski

Sara Roper, MD

Tom Schaughency

Jeremy Selepec

Scott Wolford

Terri Williams,  Ph.D.

Heather Woodske 

Dr. Betty Sue Schaughency, Emerita

Dr. Carrie Rowe, District Liaison 

 Click here for Trustee bios

About Us
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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