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Friends Of BF

October 1, 2018


Dear BF Families and Friends,


Welcome to the “Friends of BF” fundraising campaign for the 2018-19 school year.


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


The Friends of BF committee works with Principal Orsini to identify worthy expenditures that are not funded through other channels in the district school system. This is our only school-wide fundraiser.


In past years, your generous Friends of BF contributions have allowed our students to enjoy upgraded STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) classrooms; a special Makers’ Space at BF; STEM Day programs; and BF Exploratories enrichment classes.


This year’s Friends of BF campaign will focus on “BF Spaces” and more.  Your generous contributions will give us the opportunity to upgrade, renovate, and create essential spaces for our growing and evolving educational landscape.


Proposed projects include a renovated BFBN studio (Benjamin Franklin Broadcast News); a newly envisioned “Zen Den” room for students; a renovated Parent-Teacher Center; and ongoing improvements and enhancements to our Makers’ Space. In addition, Friends of BF will fund STEAM programs and BF Exploratories.  


In the past, the average Friends of BF donation was approximately $100, but any donation amount is most needed and greatly appreciated.


We are especially excited to announce a Friends of BF special raffle -- one BF family will win four grandstand tickets to the 2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!  For every $25 that you generously donate, your name will be entered once into a raffle drawing to be held in the spring.  For example, your $100 donation will earn four entries in this exciting raffle.  Special thanks to the Larson family for the Macy’s grandstand tickets and this generous gift to BF.


Please click here to make a donation on the Friends of BF Paypal page. If you prefer to pay by check, please make payable to BFMS HSA and place it in the HSA mailbox in the main office.


We encourage you to check with your employer to see if there is a matching contribution. Your donation is tax deductible as BFMS is a 501(c)(3) organization.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at the email addresses below.  Thank you for your continued generosity and support of Benjamin Franklin Middle School.


With gratitude,

Stacey Loscalzo and Kelly Buchsbaum

Friends of BF 2018-19 Chairs

(sloscalzo1@gmail.com and kellyjakeb@gmail.com)