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Raising funds to enhance education in Basalt public schools

Through our annual fundraisers the Taste of Basalt, as well as generous corporate and community donations, we work directly with teachers and administrators to help the local elementary, middle and high schools deliver innovative, creative programming and experiences for every student.

Over the past two decades, BEF has contributed more than $800,000 to the Basalt schools to support outdoor education, technology, literacy, hands-on science, art, music, and many other relevant and enriching programs for students. However, the need for additional funding is constant. Colorado currently ranks 43rd in the United States in per pupil funding. Our state spends $9,020 per student each school year, which is $2,715 less than the national average.* With every donation we receive, we can continue to assist our local schools in providing students with the highest quality education possible.

BEF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible per IRS guidelines. Our 18-member executive board includes school parents and business leaders.

*Education Week, Quality Counts 2015

  • "Once again, BEF helped the 7th grade outdoor-education program provide scholarships to students in need. Because of your support, many more kids have experienced the outdoor ed trips than would have otherwise been possible."

    Dan Robertson
    Dan Robertson BMS Teacher

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We all know the best education for children isn’t solely reading, writing and ‘rithmetic. Your donation to the Basalt Education Foundation helps support enriching public-school programs that go well beyond textbook teaching.

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The annual Taste of Basalt fundraiser is set for November 5, 2017 at the Roaring Fork Club. Tickets for this festive event will go on sale in September. Don’t miss food samples, wine tasting, dancing, silent auction and more!

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