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Our Mission

The Barnstable Education Foundation encourages exciting innovative ideas and supports educational initiatives not currently funded by tax dollars.  We believe that the entire community is needed to provide
the very best educational opportunities so that all students can excel and achieve their full potential.

BEF Board


Gale Greene, President

Helen McVeigh, Vice President 

Linda Stewart, Treasurer 

Renate Sands, Secretary

Linda Childs
Jessica Fone 


Donna Clark Eagar
C.L. Fornari
Gale Greene
Karen McDonald
Helen McVeigh
Renate Sands
Norm Weill

Our History

The Barnstable Education Foundation (BEF) was founded in 2008 by a group of concerned citizens. It is an independent 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to bringing today's technologies, training, and creative instruction into the classroom for every student.  The BEF is independent from the town and school committee and exists solely to benefit the students, faculty, and staff of the Barnstable Public Schools. We awarded the first mini-grants in the spring of 2008 and since then, have funded grants across a wide spectrum of academic disciplines:  math, science, language arts, social sciences, the arts, and physical and social wellness.  Grants are teacher initiated and range from small classroom-specific programs to grade level or district-wide projects that enhance Barnstable Public School's excellence.

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