What is the Beaumont Foundation?
The Beaumont Middle School Foundation is a parent-led volunteer organization committed to ongoing academic excellence at Beaumont.
The Foundation is the only way for parents to raise money for teacher staffing above the level allocated by Portland Public Schools, and helps ensure our students receive an enriched education that goes beyond the basics.
The Beaumont Middle School Foundation raised $59,775.99 in the 2011-12 school year, and it hopes to surpass $65,000 this year.
It will take participation from every family to build on previous successes.
Please support our Foundation this year. Your tax deductible contribution directly impacts the education of all our students.
What does the Foundation do?
The primary way the Beaumont Middle School Foundation raises money is through direct contributions. It counts on the support of parents, community members, and area businesses to give what they can.
To that end, the Foundation organizes a number of fundraisers each year – notable events this year include:
$10,000 Match Campaign October 4-December 31, 2012
Parent Mixer October 6, 2012
Educational Movie Event, Election Day November 4, 2012
Futsal Camp November 19-21,2012
UnAuction March 2, 2013
Raffle May 1-24, 2013
The Beaumont Middle School Foundation encourages you to make a generous contribution, and that likewise you encourage grandparents and neighbors to donate too. Anyone committed to your child’s future can support Beaumont by making a contribution to the Beaumont Foundation.
How Much Does the Foundation Seek to Raise?
The Beaumont Foundation’s goal is to raise $65,000 or more for the 2012-13 school year. This money will be spent at the principal’s discretion, on teaching salary- possibly across several positions.
How Will the Beaumont Foundation Reach This Goal?
If every Beaumont family donates to the Foundation or attends a ticketed event, the fundraising goal can be attained. Each and every donation, whether a few dollars or a few thousand, gets our school closer to achieving its goal.
Who Determines How Beaumont Foundation Funds are Spent?
The Beaumont Principal determines the best use of Foundation funds while meeting district, Site Council and Local School Advisory Committee (LSAC) goals for the school. These groups are comprised of the Principal and representative teachers and parents.
Great things are happening at Beaumont Middle School, but our students face challenges. The Beaumont Middle School Foundation is working to address the following gaps in academic programming for 2013-14:
§ Increase opportunity for students to take a World language.
§ Provide math support to all students if desired.
§ Increase elective choices.
How Can You Give to the Foundation?
You may make a one-time donation of any amount, or a monthly donation of $10 or more. All donations are tax deductible. Either:
§ Send your donation made out to Beaumont Middle School Foundation to the Beaumont Middle School office (4043 NE Fremont Ave, Portland OR 97212), or
§ Donate online at the Portland Schools Foundation secure website: http://www.allhandsraised.org Please be sure to designate Beaumont Middle School so your contribution is credited to your school.
Please ask your employer about matching funds. Many companies donate an amount that “matches” the employee’s donation, thereby doubling your money!
What’s the Difference between the Foundation and Other Parent Organizations?
The Foundation and the PTA raise money for Beaumont, and both groups work hard to make Beaumont an outstanding school. However, the Foundation is the only parent organization that can contribute money toward staffing in our schools.
How Else Can I Get Involved?
Come to a Foundation meeting! The Foundation meets in the Beaumont office at 7:00 PM the second Wednesday of every month. We are always looking for new ideas and would love to have your input or helping hands.
Thjs year’s volunteer committee includes:
Titia Quinton, Chair
Becky James, Treasurer
Andy Wagstaff, Capital Campaign Lead
Sabrina Hess, Event Planner
Kate Alvord, Event Planner and Business Sponsor Liaison
Bernadette Banker, Event Planner and Beverage Donation Liaison
Kathy Cooke, Event Planner, Prize Liaison
Alex Marler, Publicity and Marketing, Graphic Designer
Blythe Knott, Copy Editor
We would be pleased to answer any questions you might have. Please email the Beaumont Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org