BCE events represent a significant portion of the funds raised each year, and do more than just raise money. In the process of planning events, parents find opportunities to work with friends, expand their community, and use their many talents to support our schools. These events also help educate our community about BCE’s impact on Burlingame students. Join us!
#BCEBoost Fall Drive (Labor Day – 12/31/17): We invite all parents to participate in the Fall Drive every year, while BCE volunteers educating our community about BCE’s mission and the positive impact our grant makes on every child in the school district. The sooner and more accurately BCE forecasts donations from our parent donor base, the more volunteer resources we can focus on non-parent sources of funding. Donations made during the Fall Drive or anytime throughout the year count towards a family’s annual campaign donation.
BCE Spirit Run (9/4/17): a community-wide 5K/10K run/walk and health expo on Labor Day that finishes at Franklin Elementary School. Race registration fees raise money for BCE but do not count towards a family’s annual campaign donation.
BCE Read-a-thon (1/20/18-1/26/18): a week-long fundraiser that promotes literacy, inspires TK-8th grade students to get excited about reading, and increases awareness about BCE. Students seek sponsorships to benefit BCE and compete for classroom and individual prizes for the most minutes read. BCE Read-a-thon donations count towards a family’s annual campaign donation.
BCE Annual Auction (4/8/18 – 4/22/18): is BCE’s new annual auction event debuting in 2018. The BCE Annual Auction, which will be exclusively online and open to all Burlingame School District families, will include most parties, show tickets, vacation homes and local business items. Auction purchases raise money for BCE but do not count toward a family’s annual campaign donation.
BCE Fundraising Gala (4/21/18): our annual BCE Fundraising Gala is a not to be missed event! This incredible upscale evening includes cocktails, dinner, dancing and an exciting live auction featuring 10 extraordinary packages and Fund-a-Dream. Donations made during the live auction’s Fund-a-Dream count towards a family’s annual campaign donation.