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2020 Annual Appeal for Educational Excellence


An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

~ Benjamin Franklin

Grants in Action - Generation Citizen

Dear Friends,

The Bristol Warren Education Foundation (BWEF) is a community-led organization dedicated to promoting student excellence in our public schools. Since 2007, as a direct result of your generosity, BWEF has awarded more than $600,000 in enrichment grants to teachers and staff in every district school.

BWEF supports our educators as they amaze us with their passion and creativity. As budgets become tighter, and the need for support increases, we are committed to working harder than ever to fund innovation in our schools. When we work as a community, the potential is boundless!

In support of our mission - to promote student excellence in our public schools - our organization provides grants to teachers in the Bristol Warren Regional School District. In this academic year, one like no other, BWEF is committed funding $45,000 across 21 teacher-led initiatives in all 6 district schools, including:

- New in 2020, a "Just In Time" rapid response program to support immediate education innovation
- Artist and Author in Residence programs
- Hands-on exposure to the arts through theatre, music and art appreciation
- Programming promoting civics education

Our all-volunteer Board of Directors is committed to building on this success during our 14th and perhaps most challenging year. With many of our traditional fundraising events, like our signature Bodacious Bee, cancelled in 2020 and questionable for 2021, this year's Annual Appeal is more important than ever!

Please join us as we work together to facilitate new learning opportunities in our schools through BWEF's Annual Drive for Educational Excellence. Please consider a tax-deductible donation and join the team! Especially in these challenging times, we need more of these innovative opportunities for all Bristol Warren public school students.

Please be on the lookout for these fun events that we hope we will be able to bring you in 2021...donate, volunteer, attend!

  • 'Thank a Teacher' teacher recognition program during the holiday and end of school seasons
  • Bee Amazed, the 13th Annual Bodacious Bee 2 - Moving to May!
  • Food Truck 5K/10K Family Fun Day

With sincere gratitude,

Darcy E. DaCosta
BWEF Board Chair


How to give: Help BWEF promote educational excellence in the Bristol Warren public schools by making a tax-deductible donation. You can give securely online:

Or mail your tax-deductible donation to:

Bristol Warren Education Foundation

P.O Box 543

Bristol, RI 02809


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