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card header iconRaffle to Make a Difference - March 25, 2017Go To Top of Page

The Berryessa Education Foundation is proud to announce our “Raffle to Make a Difference” which will take place on March 25, 2017.  All of the proceeds of the raffle will benefit the students of Berryessa Union School District. We will be able to use these resources to fund grants for teachers in Berryessa to support their ideas for additional technology, curriculum, and classroom materials which will enhance the student learning experience. 

The Raffle will be held on Saturday, March 25,2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the board room at 1376 Piedmont Road, San Jose, CA. (You do not need to be present to win.)

To purchase tickets, please contact any of the Berryessa Union School District Schools and ask to speak with a Berryessa Education Foundation committee member.  Tickets are $4.00 ea.
Make a Difference Raffle Information for March 2017:  
Make a Difference Raffle Information for March 2016: 

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A non-profit organization
supporting programs for students in
Berryessa Union School District
1376 Piedmont Rd, San Jose, CA  95132
(408) 923-1815

Mission Statement

The mission of Berryessa Education Foundation is to increase student learning by making grants available to district teachers.  The focus of those grants will be on expanding the opportunities for student learning through improved instructional strategies based on the creative use of technology and other instructional materials.

Our Organization

The foundation was formed in 1992 as a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation under the leadership of then San Jose Mayor, Chuck Reed.  Since then, BEF has contributed over $120,000 to teachers in Berryessa Union School District to support new, and creative approaches and opportunities for student success.

The Grant Program

BEF is able to provide assistance to teachers to explore new ideas and strategies that use technology or other instructional materials that will stimulate students to learn in new ways and stimulate their creativity and success in school.  Over 13,000 students have benefited from grants made by BEF.  Grants have funded the creative ideas of over 140 teachers representing all of the schools in the district to find new ways to make a difference to over 8,100 of the district's students.

The grants have impacted all curricular areas.  Many grants have been replicated by other teachers and have been implemented district wide after being adopted by the district.