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About Burlingame Community for Education Foundation


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 501(c)(3) non-profit public benefit corporation.

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 four 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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