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About BCE

Our Mission

BCE helps Burlingame School District (BSD) sustain and enhance an exceptional public education for all TK-8th grade 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 volunteer-driven charitable organization incorporated in 1981. We are governed by an 18-member volunteer Board of Directors and supported by staff. Parent volunteers from all seven school sites comprise the Board of Directors.  Over 100 volunteers on the BCE VolunteerCorps and 100+ event volunteers plan and execute BCE’s annual fundraising campaign and events. 


We raise funds in one fiscal/school year (July 1-June 30).  At the end of each school year, BCE provides a grant to the Burlingame School District for the immediate upcoming school year. The school district makes informed decisions about how the money will best serve our children’s educational needs.

The majority of the BCE grant comes from our parent community donating during the Fall Drive

Our volunteers run three flagship fundraising events each year:​


Volunteers generously give their time and skills as board members, committee members, and event volunteers. We need your help! Please consider supporting BCE by volunteering.

Other common questions are answered in our Frequently Asked Questions.

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What We Fund

2023-2024 Grant
$2.7M Grant
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20 Teachers' Salaries

P.E., Music, World Language (BIS)

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Academic & Mental Health Specialists


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Elective & Social Emotional Specialists


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Additional Teachers

Enabling smaller TK–3 class sizes

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Spring Musical



How Parent Organizations Support Your Child
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What You Can Do

Together we build better Burlingame Schools.  

And we can’t do it without you!

Unlike many states that have sufficient education funding to cover the costs of a well-rounded enriched primary education, California has one of the lowest rates of education funding per student.  That’s why many cities across California have an education foundation (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit corporation to help increase the amount of funding per student and maintain an academic experience comparable with other top schools.

It is only with your support that we can take good public schools and make them into great public schools. Every donation is appreciated and it will make a difference to all of our students. So please consider making an annual donation every fall to BCE.  Please also consider volunteering your time and talents with BCE. 


BCE supports all seven schools in the Burlingame School District – Burlingame Intermediate, Franklin Elementary, Hoover Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, McKinley Elementary, Roosevelt Elementary, and Washington Elementary.  Without our collective support, our schools would look starkly different.

Donate to the fund.

Make a one-time or monthly donation through our online giving form. See all ways to give.

Our TK-8 Public Schools

Our community values strong public schools and our shares the commitment to provide funding to enrich the education of our children.

Your BCE donations make a positive impact every day on every TK-8th grade student and every school in our district:

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Meet the Team

BCE Board

Meet the faces of the volunteer executive team.

BCE Staff

Full-time and part-time paid staff critical to BCE.

Volunteer Corps

Volunteers are our biggest asset.

Why the Need

Contact Us

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