Who We Are The Beverly Education Foundation is a nonprofit tax-exempt organization dedicated to enriching, enhancing, and supporting Beverly’s public education system. Anyone interested in supporting public education in Beverly may participate in this all volunteer charitable organization.
Our Purpose Established in 1997, the purpose of the Beverly Education Foundation is to stimulate innovation and excellence by supporting educational programs that are outside normal public funding and to maintain a permanent fund to implement and continue such programs and activities. Our Mission The Beverly Education Foundation is an independent nonprofit corporation that stimulates excellence in the Beverly Public Schools by awarding grants for projects that support the curriculum, by funding professional development for educators, and by raising the profile of public education in Beverly. Our Programs The Beverly Education Foundation is composed of a network of parents, educators, students, and business. This broadly based effort makes programs available to our students and teachers that add richness and excitement to the school program. The Beverly Education Foundation:
- supports District wide initiatives through Annual Teacher/Parent Grants;
- awards competitive Teacher Grants to Beverly educators;
- provides faculty/staff professional development and training grants to support new or established curricula;
- supports community events and organizations such as the Fall Frolic 5k and Fun Run, Beverly Main Streets and The Cabot, to provide visibility and support for Beverly’s public schools;
- recognizes exemplary educators through the Annual Honor A Teacher Program;
- supports the 1 to 1 Learning Initiative at Beverly High School to increase student achievement and engage in a 21st century teaching and learning environment.
- supporting STEAM education initiatives and science fairs at the elementary, middle and high school levels.
Our Vision Good schools are essential both to the well-being of individual students and to the civic health of our community. The Beverly Education Foundation brings schools and citizens together to improve public education, to help our schools teach children to strive for excellence, to open young minds, and to expand the horizons of knowledge. The Beverly Education Foundation endeavors not only to enhance the lives of Beverly’s children, but in so doing to strengthen the community as a whole, now and in the future, in Beverly, and beyond.
Board of Directors
Douglas B. Walker, President
Anna T. Green, Vice-President
Andy Cooper, Treasurer
Catherine Barrett, Clerk
Douglas Walker, President & Co-Founder
Anna Green, Vice-President & Co-Founder
Andy Cooper, Treasurer
Catherine Barrett, Clerk & Beverly High School representative
Ann Gavin – Beverly Middle School representative
Ruth Bossler – Beverly Middle School representative
Elizabeth Ciampa – Beverly citizen representative
Elizabeth Gibbons – Beverly citizen representative
Jane Amidon – Cove representative
Lisl Hacker – Hannah representative
Jessica Costa – Ayers representative
Jessica Paul – Centerville representative
Tara Fitzpatrick-North Beverly representative
Advisors (Non Voting):
Stacy Ames, City Councilor, Ward 3
Lorinda Visnick, School Committee, Ward 6
Scott Houseman, City Councilor, Ward 4
BHS Student Representatives – Cooper Gavin, Chase O’Brien & Ian Visnick