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Raising funds to enhance education in Basalt public schools

Through our annual fundraisers, the Taste of Basalt and the Roaring Fork Charity Classic golf tournament, 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.

In the past decade, BEF has contributed nearly $400,000 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 $9,160 per student each school year, which is $2,704 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, business leaders and Basalt town staff.

  • "I purchased a digital kiln with Basalt Education Foundation funds in 2006, and I'm still using it to fire students' clay creations today. I'm very grateful for BEF support through the years."

    Lois Devine
    Lois DevineBES Art 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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Celebrate spring in the Roaring Fork Valley with a round of golf! Play in the Roaring Fork Charity Classic at the Roaring Fork Club to support local education – and enjoy a great swag bag, prizes, food and drink.

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Sign up for the BEF newsletter, and we’ll keep you updated on ways you can help us enhance education in the local schools and share information on our fun annual fundraising events, such as the Taste of Basalt.

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