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BSF Gala Video 2020

Every student.

Each year, BSF raises nearly $1 million for our public schools. These dollars fund initiatives that our schools wouldn’t otherwise have such as STEM Lab, support programs for students who need an academic boost, classroom grants, and training that keeps our teachers excited and engaged. 

Every day.

Our district relies on BSF funding to pay for innovative programs, recruiting and retaining high-quality teachers, and additional academic support for students.

BSF to hire new Executive Director

The Bainbridge Schools Foundation is announcing the resignation of its Executive Director, Allyson Brown. Allyson has been with BSF since 2018 and helped deepen the relationship between the island’s public schools and the community. Through her tenure, BSF worked to create a clear vision of how the community invests in education for every student, every day. “We are thankful for Allyson’s service to BSF and the work she has done for our schools. Under Allyson’s leadership, BSF provided more than $1.25 Million in funding for our schools,” stated BSF Board President Anna Steen.

As changes in public education shift in the wake of recent economic and health situations, BSF pledges to continue to support students, staff, and teachers on their growing needs. We want to thank Allyson for her work and support of our schools. If you are interested in joining the BSF team, please see our job description.

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Wondering what life is like for your child’s STEM Lab teacher? Read all about it!

The Great Mascot Challenge has been postponed until the Fall when it can be part of Back to School fun! (Even if it needs to be virtual….)

During the pandemic, please support these local businesses that invest in our public schools!

When you donate to BSF, you . . .

Increase support for Social Emotional Learning

BSF is providing critical funds for the Social Emotional Learning Initiative happening in all of our schools.

Advance Innovation

BSF is the catalyst for innovative and cutting-edge programs in our schools. One of our most successful programs is STEM Lab , serving every K-4th grader.

Support students who struggle

By providing struggling students with targeted support, we ensure they have the skills they need to reach their full potential. 

Train and support teachers

Students learn more from great teachers. BSF provides funds to ensure our teachers can access professional development opportunities and trainings.

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Support Our Public Schools

Please join us! Your donation to BSF creates a rich learning environment for all children. When you donate to BSF you become a champion for our students and our teachers. Exceptional public schools are only possible with your support, so please help our students continue to receive the best possible education.  

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Honor a Teacher With Your Support

Your gift will be used to support our teachers by providing professional development opportunities and mentorship programs for new teachers. Research shows that effective teaching is the most significant predictor of a student’s success. You will help ensure our teachers have the tools and training they need to help every student thrive. When you make a gift of $365 or more, you can dedicate your donation to your favorite teacher and BSF will send them a hand-written note of gratitude. 

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Join Our Sustainable Giving Circle

Make a monthly contribution to BSF and know your charitable giving is in place for the entire year to come. No further action required! This also spreads your support over the year, making it easier on your budget. 

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Learn More About Our Impact

The next world-class engineer, President of the United States, or concert pianist is sitting in a Bainbridge Island public school classroom right now. By investing in their lives, we help them achieve their dreams. Strong schools support every child, including those who need additional assistance along the path to adulthood. Our island benefits when our young people have the skills, knowledge, and inspiration they need now and in the future. 

Learn more about how your donation impacts every student, every day here