The Bash is on the way back.
The Bash is the Bedford Education Foundation’s principal annual fundraising event, and one of the highlights of the community’s social calendar.
After missing two years in deference to Covid-19, the foundation has scheduled a black-and-white-themed Birthday Bash – celebrating the group’s 15th anniversary – for Saturday night, March 4, at Cafe Escadrille in Burlington.
Details will be announced in a few weeks when ticket availability will begin.
The Bedford Education Foundation provides grants to teachers and administrators in the four schools for projects that promote student and teacher creativity and innovation. Two cycles of funding are announced each year.
The group’s most recent Bash, the BEF Hollywood Bash, took place on Feb. 20, 2020, two weeks before mass virus-related cancellations began. That timing provided the resources for two individual grant initiatives during the ensuing year, both in response to specific needs related to Covid-19.
The foundation turned to other sources of funding since then, including a May Soiree last spring, which was a return to in-person events.
“With mechanisms that harness the fiscal and intellectual capital of Bedford’s parents and business community, and by serving as a bridge between the business/parent community and the Bedford schools, our mission is to nurture the innate creativity of Bedford’s teachers as they and their students do the hard work inherent in learning,” says the foundation’s website.