Bowman Education Foundation (BEF) is a volunteer-driven non-profit founded in 2011 to support Ackerman Charter School District. Our primary objective is to provide resources to the Ackerman Charter School District to sustain a challenging and enriching educational experience that maximizes the learning potential of every student.
WHAT WE FUND
BEF supports a variety of projects, including classroom and enrichment supplies as well as facilities improvements that directly enhance students’ learning. Classroom projects give teachers the opportunity to offer a richer learning experience and would not be available without the foundation's support.
The types of classroom improvements we have funded in past years include overhead LCD projectors, voice amp systems and SMART boards® for every classroom, flex seating, computer mice, musical instruments, library books, and ceramics supplies. We’ve also funded online curriculum programs to help students build 21st century skills and improvement projects to enhance students’ experience in larger-group settings outside the classroom.
BEF had a very successful Big Day of Giving online fundraiser on May 6, 2021. We are working to raise funds to build an outdoor classroom near our school's garden and to purchase a stage for putting on drama and musical performances in the New Gym. Stay tuned for more information about these two exciting projects in the fall, and save the date for next year's Big Day of Giving, May 5, 2022!
Our next meeting is on Thursday, August 26, at 5:30 p.m. Contact Maren Whitson at email@example.com for details.