Empowering Barrington’s Future

BEF has supported the six Barrington Public Schools for over three decades.

Who We Are

 The Barrington Education Foundation (BEF) is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers who are dedicated to the support and enrichment of all students within the Barrington Public Schools. Founded in 1992, BEF has raised and awarded over $1.3 million dollars to fund a wide range of programs, innovative technology, and teacher initiatives. Through an annual grant cycle which offers two types of grants (SPARQ <$750 and Traditional >$750), 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 annual fundraising events as well as donations from corporate business partners and United Way donations, to provide funding for these annual grant awards. CVS Health Grants, RI Legislative grants and the RI Foundation, all have helped tremendously in BEF’s ability to grant such deserving programs.

A Strategic Focus

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. 

Meet the Board of Directors

Molly Franke (Co President)

Robin Shapiro (Co President)

Denise Languirand (Treasurer)

Julie Owens (Secretary)

Maura Spector

Sophia Ford

Roxana Mohammadi

Liz Giordano

Liz Niemeyer

Maureen Kelsey

Kim Perez

Rita Alves

Ethan Stein

Laurie Tickle

Tyla Bucher

Shana Prohofsky

Volunteer with BEF

Barrington Education Foundation relies on the time and effort expended by community members to successfully complete yearly fundraising events and financial goals. BEF provides community members with a great opportunity to share their time and talents to contribute to the endeavors of a volunteer board striving to make a difference in the education of all children in the Barrington Public School system. The time and effort spent volunteering for BEF is an investment in everyone’s future.