About Burlingame Community for Education Foundation
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 a 16-member volunteer Board of Directors and supported by a full-time director of operations and two part-time staff, an operations specialist and an administrative assistant. Parent volunteers from all seven school sites comprise the Board of Directors. A member of the BSD Board of Trustees, the Superintendent, a school principal and the PTA Council President serve as liaisons, attending the quarterly public board meetings. Over 100 volunteers on the BCE Advisory Board and 100+ event volunteers plan and execute BCE’s annual fundraising campaign and events. At the end of each school year, BCE provides a grant to the Burlingame School District. 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:
Burlingame Spirit Run (Labor Day) CANCELLED FOR 2019
BCEBoost Fall Drive (Labor Day -12/31/19)
BCE Read-a-thon (1/21/20-1/24/20)
BCE Annual Auction (3/14/20-3/22/20)
BCE Fundraising Gala (3/21/20)
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.