Brandes Legacy Fund Brings Art to Lockers at BHS

Thanks to $500 in starter funds from BCEF's Brandes Legacy Fund and collaborative funding from BAAC, BHS lockers now display student artwork.

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The Batesville Community Education Foundation benefits Batesville through engaging yet practical school programs that go beyond the basics.

BCEF was established to provide additional funding for innovative learning opportunities that go beyond the basics in academics, athletics, and the arts in the Batesville public schools, enhancing the educational environment for all students. Read more.

We are a proud member of the Indiana Association of Public Education Foundations. INAPEF’s mission is to grow and strengthen Indiana’s education foundations as philanthropic leaders through education, training, collaboration and advocacy to enhance public education.

Support for our programs is provided, in part, by our corporate sponsors.

Thank you to our gold levels sponsors for 2022-23:


For a list of all of our generous corporate sponsors, click here.


Alumni Spotlight

Catch up with Class of 2000 alumnus Branden Nobbe in our latest edition of Alumni Spotlight.



BMS Art on Main Features Seventh Grader's Art

Seventh grader Wesley Edwards is the next artist featured in our Art on Main installation in downtown Batesville.

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How Public Schools Are Funded

How Public Schools Are Funded

How BCEF Benefits Batesville

Stretching the dollars as far as they can go, the schools have little left for unique opportunities such as practical, hands-on experiences and real-world exploration. This is where BCEF steps in, funding programs like the cutting-edge flexible learning spaces initiative and equipment for the popular and effective Project Lead the Way engineering courses. Continue reading.