The Bartlett Education Foundation was formed in 1998 as a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization with the mission
“To promote academic excellence in the Shelby County Schools within the Bartlett area by providing educational opportunities over and above that which is provided by the regular school budget.”
The mission is accomplished through a Grant Program available to all teachers in the Bartlett area (public) schools each year. These grants are used to carry out innovative projects that enrich the standard curriculum in ways that directly affect students’ day-to-day classroom experiences as well as improve the education system as a whole.
The grant program has grown year over year awarding over $130,000 in grants to the Bartlett area public schools since 1998. Grants are awarded each fall, with the main criteria of enhancing the classroom experiences that directly involve students, motivational learning, hands-on learning, and the number of students served by the grant. Grant money is provided through various fund raising activities and corporate donations. Major supporters are: Brother International, Saint Francis Hospital Bartlett, Walmart, Kele Inc., First Tennessee Bank, BancorpSouth, First South Financial, Trustmark Bank, City Auto, Warr & Geurin Garage and the Bartlett Kiwanis.
A Board of Directors administers the Foundation and is made up of business and community leaders who volunteer their time, talents and resources. It is a working board managing the fundraising arm of the organization.
|Officers||Members at Large||Members At Large|
|Bill Brigance – President||Lisa Johnson||Sammie Hawkins|
|Becky Bowers – Vice President||Rachel Landsdown||Jason Sykes|
|Sue Coleman – Secretary||Ginny Leverette||Bob Spencer|
|Todd Ruston - Treasurer||Marian Reimann||Less Brueck|
If you or your business would like to make a donation, Contributions can be mailed to the Bartlett Education Foundation or can be dropped off at the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce at 2969 Elmore Park Road, Bartlett TN 38134. The BEF is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization with donations are tax deductible.