BCEF to Partner with Hillenbrand for Summer 2017 One Campaign

The Batesville Community Education Foundation (BCEF) is pleased to announce that it has been chosen as one of the non-profit organizations that Hillenbrand will be partnering with this summer for its 2017 One Campaign. One Campaign is a community engagement …

Standing Desks at BMS a Big Hit

With just over $2500 in BCEF-awarded grant money in December, BMS special education teachers got right to work ordering new standing desks for several classrooms. The new desks are already in place, and here’s what teacher Meghan Fledderman had to …

Spirit Store Comes to BHS from the Inside Out

The first project from a pilot program to encourage student leaders to give BCEF input regarding potential grant areas is about to be unveiled at BHS. Last spring, BCEF Executive Director Anne Wilson met with members of the BHS Student …

Alumni Spotlight

Catching up with Jay Gehring, BHS Class of 1976

BHS activities — National Honor Society, Ranked 3rd in class, 3-year varsity letter in cross-country and baseball, 2-year varsity letter in track, 3-year drama club member (played the lead in …

BCEF Receives Second Large Donation from Fritsch Estate

A second donation, worth more than $227,000, has been made to the Batesville Community Education Foundation (BCEF) via the Batesville Community School Corporation (BCSC), according to the stipulations set forth in the will of James E. Fritsch. Mr. Fritsch, who …

BCEF Thanks BT&D’s Jody Fledderman

BCEF would like to thank long-time board member Jody Fledderman, President and CEO of Batesville Tool and Die, for his service. Jody recently stepped down from the BCEF Board of Directors after many years of support. Through his dedication to …

BCEF Awards Nearly $7500 in Grants

In its most competitive grant cycle since its inception, the Batesville Community Education Foundation awarded nearly $7,500 in grants at its December meeting.  Spanning all three areas of focus – academics, arts, and athletics – BCEF is pleased to announce …

BMS Seventh Graders Take on Scrooge

Through a small grant from BCEF’s Student Opportunity Fund (sponsored by the Rotary Club of Batesville), each BMS seventh grader was able to attend the Indiana Repertory Theatre’s adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” on November 16 for a slightly reduced …

BPS Students Giving Back

Giving back to the community. Expressing gratitude in a tangible way.  Some of the BPS students who have loved learning in the expanded garden there joined parents and other BCEF volunteers in the Homecoming parade. They passed out Smarties candies

BCEF Polls Public Opinion through Survey

We need your feedback! Please take this short survey (only 9 questions) to let us know your opinions about BCEF’s programs. Your responses will help guide us as we make future plans regarding the foundation’s work with the Batesville Community …