What is the West Bloomfield Educational Foundation?
The West Bloomfield School District Educational Foundation (WBEF) was established in 2002. This 501(c)(3) charitable organization raises funds to support the West Bloomfield School District and its fine educational programs. Since its inception, the WBEF has raised close to $950,000 donating those funds to the school district and students of West Bloomfield. The WBEF is governed by a board of directors, all of whom are volunteers that meet monthly. The foundation’s mission is to generate funds for programs and equipment that support student achievement and maintain the high quality of education provided by the West Bloomfield School District.
A Letter From Chariperson Sheryl Bienstock
Dear Friends of the West Bloomfield School District:
Thank you very much for your support of the West Bloomfield Educational Foundation (WBEF) for the past 10 years. The WBEF was established in 2002 in response to inadequate school funding from the State of Michigan. Your generosity over these years has allowed the district to purchase textbooks, teaching supplies, instruments and many useful technology tools as well as fund an anti-bullying campaign and the FIRST Robotics Program at West Bloomfield High School. In addition, over $150,000 in grants have been awarded to classroom teachers for innovative projects that support student achievement.
Last year, the SOS Campaign combined with a number of family-oriented events raised over $30,000. Our goal for this year is to surpass last year’s level and provide even greater support for academics, the arts and athletics. We cannot do this without you! Donate today! Our children are counting on your continued support. Please choose one of the following ways to donate:
- A DOLLAR A DAY EACH SCHOOL-AGE CHILD IN YOUR FAMILY
- A DOLLAR A DAY FOR ONE YEAR FROM YOUR HOUSEHOLD or
- A GENEROUS ONE TIME DONATION
Several family-oriented and creative fundraising events are again being planned. The 2nd Annual Festival of Music, $10 for 10K Raffle, and Night of Laughs are all in the works. Committees are also being formed. We welcome and encourage parents and community members to serve on any of these committees. All of our fundraising efforts focus on maintaining the outstanding quality of education in the West Bloomfield School District. Watch for additional information on these events in the weeks ahead.
On behalf of the West Bloomfield Educational Foundation and our 6,000 West Bloomfield students, we thank you. You are making a significant difference in the lives of these students. Please continue to support them.
You can make your donation today on-line at www.wbef.org , call 248-865-6463 or fill out the attached pledge form.
Sheryl Bienstock, Chairperson
West Bloomfield Educational Foundation