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BEF Awards Over $25,000 In Grants

Jun 28, 2021 06:00AM ● By Pamela Johnson

Shown L-R are School Board members Mark Flannery, Lori Colombo, Jennifer Altomonte, Michael Reed and Eric Ormberg, and BEF Board Members Christine Copper, Rachelle Jean-Louis, and Leanne Marino.

On June 8, the Bellingham Educational Foundation awarded $25,497 to the Bellingham School District for the following grants: Stall Brook Stallion SEL Club, BHS Science Lab Extension Update, Orff Instruments for All at Bellingham Memorial School, Makerspace Coding Robots at DiPietro Elementary School, Glider Challenge at Bellingham Memorial School, The Biology of Birds at Bellingham High School.

There were nine grant applications submitted this year, totaling over $74,000. Thank you to all who applied.

Since 2013 the BEF has awarded $242,623 back to our schools. A big “thank you” goes to our community for your continued support and donations.

We are excited to get back to our normal fundraising efforts and look forward to our upcoming events. To stay current with our upcoming events, check out our website,

Shown below (L-R): School Supt. Peter Marano, Asst. Supt. Carolyn Rafferty, and BEF Board Members Christine Cooper, Rachelle Jean-Louis and Leanne Marino.


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