Bay Ed Foundation event breaks last year's fundraising record

Trustees of the Bay Village Education Foundation gather before their annual fundraising event Jan. 26.

The Bay Village Education Foundation hosts one of the most-anticipated fundraisers of the year, an evening of food, drinks and fun to chase away the January chill. As always, this year’s ninth rendition of the BVEF “Creating Opportunities” event on Sunday, Jan. 26, was a huge success!

The sold-out event topped last year’s record-breaking tally by raising more than $21,000 to go towards funding the many wonderful grants requested from the teachers in the Bay Village Schools to enhance student learning opportunities in their classrooms. 

The event featured more than 30 unique silent auction items, including hot air balloon rides, a one-week stay at a resort in Virginia, lunch with a school administrator, a sunset boat ride on Lake Erie and even the use of a billboard for a month! Other numerous local businesses and companies from surrounding communities also generously offered up donations of goods and services as well. 

There were plenty of raffles to take a chance with including the Rocket Raffle and the notorious “Wheelbarrow for Education,” which was won by Clete and Becky Miller. The guests enjoyed delicious Italian-style food from Arrabiata’s Restaurant, exciting drink options from the bar, as well as sumptuous desserts donated by Stacey Nye and Oma’s Homestyle Catering. 

The BVEF thanks all the incredibly generous sponsors, donors and attendees that help to continue to make this one of Bay Village’s favorite fundraising events in the community that supports the amazing teachers and students of the Bay Village Schools!

Read More on Community Events
Volume 6, Issue 4, Posted 9:13 AM, 02.18.2014