About the Barrington Education Foundation

Barrington Education Foundation is:

  • A critical support to Barrington faculty, students and parents
  • A civic leader uniting community resources
  • An information source in a time of educational change

The Barrington Education Foundation (BEF) is a non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to the support and enrichment of all students within the Barrington Public Schools. Founded in 1992, BEF has raised and awarded over $860,000 to fund a wide range of programs, technology and materials. Through an annual grant cycle, monies raised return to the schools, providing direct benefit for the enrichment of students in all schools and grades in the district.

BEF uses proceeds from its two annual fundraising events, the Rubber Ducky Race in the fall, and the BEF Telethon in the spring, as well as donations from corporate business partners and United Way donations, to provide funding for these annual grant awards. In addition, BEF was the recipient of a generous and significant charity contribution from the CVS Charity Classic Golf Tournament and a legislative grant sponsored by State Representative Susan Story, both of which helped tremendously in BEF’s ability to grant such deserving programs.

A Strategic Focus on Students and Community

Barrington Education Foundation’s Goals and Objectives
All of the work of Barrington Education Foundation is guided by two main strategic goals that reflect our deep commitment to enhancing educational opportunities in Barrington Public Schools:

  • Barrington Public School students are successful and thriving
  • The Barrington Community is working together to support the education of all our children

With a focus on these goals, BEF strives to support Barrington students with an extraordinary educational experience—including state-of-the-art technology, core curriculum enhancements, extracurricular activities, theatre and arts programs and emotional and physical health and well-being programs enabling all students to thrive.