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Summer Newsletter                                                                      Volume II

Dear Friends of the Education Foundation/TEAM BCPS,

Schools have closed for summer vacation, we have celebrated the 4th of July, and the days of summer are passing us by quite rapidly. As I look forward to the 2015-2016 school year, I would like to reflect on the successes of The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc., from our past school year, as we have much to report and applaud. To continue reading, click here.

Contributing to a Brighter Future,

Deborah S. Phelps
Attitude is Everything
Champion . . . our cause
Invite . . . others to get engaged
Invest . . . your time, talent and treasure!
Photo credit: The Education Foundation and Baltimore County Public Schools

The Education Foundation Welcomes Our 2015-2016 Executive Committee and Newest Members of the Board:
President: Timmy F. Ruppersberger, Esq.
Director of Business and Community Relations
Clapp Communications

Vice President: Joy Howard
Chesapeake South Operations Manager

Secretary: Doug Eder
Oak Contracting, LLC

Treasurer: Alvin Katz
Co-Founder, Chair, Director
KatzAbosh, Windersheim, Gershmann and Freedom, PA

Assistant Treasurer: Donald L. Arnold 
Spectrum Wealth Management, LLC

Tim Bojanowski
Zest Social Media Solutions

Phillip Martein 
Phillips Way

Edwin F. Hale, Sr.
Founder and Owner
Baltimore Blast

Jennifer Miller
Office Depot
Instructional Lead Consultant - Mid Atlantic Region

Tricia Thomas 
Partner and Director of Learning
Gross Mendelsohn & Associates

Summer Instrumental Music Camp Offered Free Public Concert in White Marsh
On June 29th, the Annual BCPS Summer Instrumental Music Camp performed a free public concert at The Avenue at White Marsh. The summer camp, which is open to BCPS students in Grades 5-12, offers instruction on instrumental performance skills and techniques, music enrichment classes, and rehearsals in band and orchestra ensembles.

Designate the Education Foundation Through Your
United Way Campaign Contribution!

You can make a difference in a student's life or within one of our schools with your United Way Gift by designating The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc.  Designation #5910.

Upcoming Events

Baltimore County Day
September 12, 2015 at 1:05 PM
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Baltimore, MD

The Orioles will be playing the Kansas City Royals. For any questions or accessible seating, please call 888.848.BIRD (2473) and ask for the Ticket Services team.

Swing for Education Golf Classic
Friday, October 23, 2015
Greystone Golf Course
2115 White Hall Road
White Hall, MD 21161

Clean Sweep Drive with Savers Super Thrift Store

August 1st-September 30th

9800 Reisterstown Road
Owings Mills. Maryland

Donations Sites:
8675 Belair Road
Nottingham MD 21236
13929 Baltimore Avenue
Laurel MD 20707
9940 York Road
Cockeysville MD
9800 Reisterstown Road
Owings Mills MD

Recent News

Education Foundation Proudly Awards Mary F. (Molly)  Shock Scholarship Fund to Former Kindergarten Halstead Academy Students

During the 2002-2003 school year, Mrs. Mary F. Shock, (Molly), and her mother volunteered in Ms. Gwendolyn Smith’s kindergarten class at Halstead Academy, Baltimore County Public Schools, Baltimore, Maryland.  They visited on a regular bases and were truly impacted by the children in the class.  As a result of the commitment to the students and to education, a significant donation was made to The Education Foundation; so named the Mary F. (Molly) Shock Scholarship Fund. 


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About The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc.:

The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc., is a private, non-profit, 501(c) (3) charitable organization.  To support the continued growth and success of BCPS students and schools funds can be designated for: S.T.A.T. (Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow), an instructional digital environment in our school houses where students have access to curriculum through technology so learning is available anytime and anywhere, to provide scholarships for our students to attend post-secondary education; obtaining the knowledge and skills needed to be globally competitive and to award school-based projects and 21st Century Instructional Initiative Grants, addressing focused 21st century themes. 
For additional information about The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc., please visit or contact Deborah Phelps, Director, or Bonnie Derda, Administrative Assistant, or call 410-887-8962.

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