Friends Of BF

BF Home and School Association


Dear BF Families and Friends,

Welcome to the Friends of BFMS Fundraising Campaign for 2017-18.

The mission of the Friends of BFMS is to raise funds to enhance the educational experience of all students at Benjamin Franklin Middle School.

The Friends of BFMS Committee works with our principal, Mr. Orsini, to identify worthy expenditures that are not funded through other channels in the district school system. This is our only school-wide fundraiser each year.

In past years, your generous Friends of BFMS contributions, grants from the Ridgewood Education Foundation, allowed our students to enjoy the following:

Upgraded microscopes and lab tables
3D printer
Short-throw projectors for math and science classrooms
Annual STEM Day

The first STEM day was a great success, giving our students several STEM learning experiences of the type that we hope to bring into the classroom in the future. They used a 3-D printer to create models, experimented with the power of earthquakes using Jell-O simulations, and designed and built towers and bridges using simple materials. The day featured many other activities as well, including meeting with a visiting author and a lively presentation that explored Newton’s Laws of Motion by the Liberty Science Center.

Our goal for the 2017-18 Friends of BF campaign is to raise $25,000 to support BF STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) initiatives.  In addition, Friends of BF will support BF's Exploratories, in which students select extra-curricular subjects of interest and learn with a small group facilitated by a teacher. 

The average Friends of BFMS donation in 2016-17 was approximately $100, but any donation amount is needed and appreciated.

Please click here to make a donation on the Friends of BF PayPal page.  Please check with your employer to see if they provide a Company Match. As always, your gift is tax deductible, as BFHSA is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Thank you for your continued generosity and support. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at


Friends of BF and BFMS STEM Committees

Thank you all!