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Welcome to the Education Foundation for Bend-La Pine Schools!

Engaged Minds Create Bright Futures

The Education Foundation for Bend-La Pine Schools is an independent, non-profit organization that comprises parents, civic and business leaders, educators, and concerned citizens who believe a vibrant public school system is essential to the social and economic well-being of our community. With guidance from our Board of Directors, the Foundation sets specific funding priorities to generate opportunities to engage students, parents, teachers, and community partners in creating and participating in a well-rounded and robust learning environment. Through volunteerism, donations, sponsorships and fundraising events we seek to sustain Foundation programs that are designed:

  • To increase educational and extra-curricular opportunities for all district students
      
  • To encourage creative and innovative curricula

Thanks to YOU, since 2003 we have invested more than $1 million dollars into our local public schools.

Trivia Bee - March 14th 2015
The Education Foundation’s signature event was held  on March 14th at The Tower Theatre in downtown Bend and raised $45,000!   49 teams showcased their trivia wit in a spirited competition to take home the coveted Trivia Bee trophy. Congrats to La Pine Middle School sponsored by Horizon Broadcasting Group for taking home the Championship Trophy!  Live music, complementary appetizers, and costumed competitors aplenty made for a raucous evening of fun. Event Sponsorships offer significant exposure.  A huge thank you to our food sponsors who out did themselves.  Croutons, Café Sintra, Five Fusion & Sushi Bar, La Magie, La Rosa, Drake, 10 below, and the specialty drink from Stihl Whiskey.
The event proceeds benefit the Classroom Grants Program for Bend La-Pine Schools.

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