BURLINGAME COMMUNITY FOR EDUCATION FOUNDATION [BCE]
HOSTED SOLD-OUT DINNER DANCE & AUCTION SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2015
BCE’s Biggest Fundraiser of the Year Featured “BCE Goes to Hollywood” Theme
BURLINGAME, Calif., April 21, 2015 – Burlingame Community for Education Foundation (BCE) hosted their biggest annual fundraiser, the BCE Dinner Dance and Auction, on Saturday, April 18 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame. It was the Foundation’s second consecutive sold-out gala with 435 supporters attending. All proceeds from the event benefited Burlingame’s K-8 public schools.
The BCE Dinner Dance and Auction featured a “BCE Goes to Hollywood” theme. Guests dressed in their favorite Hollywood Awards-themed attire and enjoyed the Hyatt’s dining room transformed into the famous Dolby Theater.
One highlight was the raising of over $330,000 in fifteen minutes during the Fund-a-Need portion of the program, when guests raised their paddles to donate cash gifts in support of flexible funding to Burlingame School District. This record-breaking sum represents 15% growth over last year. BCE estimates total net revenue from Dinner Dance and its associated auctions to exceed $500,000 for BCE Foundation and the students of Burlingame School District.
“This event is such an important part of our annual fundraising campaign. Last year, net profits from our Dinner Dance and Auction yielded over 30% of our $1,536,000 grant to Burlingame School District” said BCE President Emily Beach. “The spirit in that room on Saturday night felt inspiring to everyone, and the money we raised demonstrated this community’s unwavering commitment to our public schools.”
Burlingame’s local business community rises to the occasion every year to support the Burlingame public schools. Sponsoring this important event as well as contributing so many of the auction items makes a major impact on the success of the BCE Dinner Dance and Auction.
For more information about BCE, visit www.bcefoundation.org.
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation (BCE) is a volunteer fundraising organization that helps Burlingame School District (BSD) sustain and enhance an exceptional public education for all K-8 students. Working together with parents, the school district, and community, we provide BSD with financial resources to create a rich and inspiring education for our children beyond what is possible with public funds. BCE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit benefit corporation.