August 29, 2014 - FREE Groves/Seaholm Tailgate at Groves
October 24-December 31, 2014 - Annual Fund Campaign
October 19, 2014 - Birmingham Farmer's Market
January 17, 2015 - Block Kids Event-Berkshire, 11:00 a.m. SOLD OUT
February 7, 2015-Unabashed Bash, Townsend Hotel, 6:30 p.m.
April 16, 17, 2015 - Garage Sale Drop-Off-Berkshire
April 18, 19, 2015 - Garage Sale-Berkshire Middle School
April 22, 2015-Expedition 2015-Groves High School 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Each year, the Birmingham Education Foundation generates excitement about the innovative programs it supports through special events. Community organizations, local businesses, and individuals have an opportunity to directly impact the mission of the BEF by sponsoring or underwriting a portion of these events.

BEF Garage Sale
Daylight savings time and spring cleaning go hand-in-hand.

Please consider donating to the garage sale or attending to find some new treasures We are in need of volunteers please contact Jane Polan at j5polan@aol.com

Donation drop off at Berkshire Middle School:
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Friday, April 17, 2015
12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sale Saturday, April 18, 2015
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bag Sale Sunday, April 19, 2015
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tax forms available.
Questions or to volunteer
please contact Jane Polan at
248-626-2231 or

This science celebration is open to the entire community!


Join us on April 22, 2015 at 6-8 pm at Groves High School. This is a great way to spend Earth Day! Students from all 13 schools will be sharing important STEAM activities and projects they have been involved. There are hands-on science activities, and entertainment for all. The last few years over 700 students and their families have attending this special event.

We are looking for businesses, organizations and universities that would like to take part in this important evening dedicated to science. Apply today at http://tinyurl.com/expedition2015 Applications must be received by March 23, 2015.

The Unabashed Bash

Our signature event, the Unabashed Bash is a special dinner and night filled with festivities that takes place at the Townsend Hotel. The evening features live and silent auction opportunities, musical selections from student performers, and a focus on student accomplishments.

The Unabashed Bash will be held Febuary 7, 2015! Make sure to mark your calendar. Order your tickets today!

Learn more about this special night dedicated to our schools



The “Bash,” as it is fondly known, is the Foundation’s most significant fundraising event and is well attended by both educators, parents and community leaders.

To find out more about the Unabashed Bash or to get involved in planning this popular event, please contact Executive Director Laura Couger at 248-203-3030 or bef@birmingham.k12.mi.us.


Block Kids for Girls:

This free Girls Only STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) event. will help foster and cultivate interest in STEAM related fields for our girls. Block Kids is made available by the National Association of Women in Construction-Detroit Chapter, along with Birmingham Public Schools and the Birmingham Education Foundation. This sold out event is offered to 60- 4th & 5th Grade girls.  

We regret that this event has already sold out for this year. We will let you know of future opportunities.

Photo Credit: Carroll DeWeese





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I didn’t know there was anything living in there. They’re really moving.”

- 3rd grader looking through a stereomicroscope – purchased with a grant from the BEF.

“The BEF has made it very easy and accessible to apply for a grant. Without the support of the BEF the LINKS program would not be possible.”– Stacey Raznick, Quarton LRC teacher.

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