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Brownstown CUSD #201 Education Foundation

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Who we are-
The Brownstown CUSD #201 Education Foundation is an educational support organization led by a Board of volunteers and funded by gifts and legacies given by anyone who wants to help our children and the future growth of the Brownstown Community.  The Foundation does not receive tax money or any other funding from the State of Illinois or the Federal Government. 
For more information please contact us at 1-618-427-3355

What we do-
  • The Foundation administers Scholarships with the donor setting the guidelines.  Current scholarships administered by the foundation:
        • The Kassy Fulk Memorial Scholarship- A $1,000 scholarship presented to a BHS Senior who is a well-rounded, extroverted individual with strong personal integrity, leadership skills, and a high degree of self initiative and drive.  Applicants must be in the top 30% of their class, submit an essay outlining personal goals, etc...  Financial need is considered.
        • The Charlie Finfrock Memorial Scholarship- A $500 scholarship to a student pursuing Education as a career. Given to a well-rounded individual with strong leadership skills and motivation.  Applicants must submit an essay describing why those have chosen to pursue a career in Education.  Financial need is considered.
        • The Edward J. Durbin Scholarships- Two scholarships are awarded; a $2,000 scholarship to a student pursuing a degree/certificate at a Vocational School and a $4,000 scholarship to a student pursuing a degree from a 4 year college.  An essay describing the student's school involvement, life experiences, challenges, and financial need is required.
        • The Dr. Mark Brunk and Dr. Brent Schwarm Science and Mathematics Award- Two awards are presented to 2 students based on the successful completion of the most Math and Science classes throughout the high school career.  1st Place Award is $1,000, and 2nd Place award is $500.
        • Fayette County Real Estate Business/Trade Scholarship- A $500 scholarship awarded to a BHS Senior pursing a career in Business/or Trade.
        • The Sandra R. Stine Health-Physical Education Scholarship- A $500 scholarship awarded to a student who is pursuing a career in Physical Education/Health Education.  
        • The Brownstown Education Association Scholarship- An annual scholarship awarded to BHS Seniors based on academic success throughout their HS career.  Voted on by faculty.  The value of this scholarship is based on funding availability.
  • The Foundation provides Classroom Enhancement Mini Grants to district teaching staff.  Grant funds must be used for something above and beyond the regular academic program that is not included in the school district budget.  Fall 2018 Grant List

Current Foundation Board Members

            Jerry Reed                Joe Sefton                Mary Ann Doehring        Debbie Robbins          Kent Kistler 
            Debbie Fulk              Connie Largent       Chisty Warner                 Elvera Robison           Suzanne Stinebring

How YOU can help
Mail Tax Deductible Contributions to:
Brownstown Community Unit School District 201 Foundation
421 South College Avenue
Brownstown, Illinois  62418

                                                                                                     Foundation Documents
                                                                                                                                            Click on Title to see Document

Foundation Activities

  • Foundation Meets Tuesday April 24 Foundation Meeting Agenda Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Brownstown HS Guidance Office I.    Call to Order  II.   Roll Call  III. Secretary's Report - February 5, 2018 meeting                                        Updated member addresses, term expirations  IV. Treasurer's Report - Joe Sefton  V.   Old Business      A.  Update on Fall Mini Grants      B.  Update on calls to prior scholarship award winners - discussed during             last meeting's treasurer report      C.  Mr. Shackelford follow-up after last meeting           1.  Fayette County Real Estate Scholarship criteria           2.  Updated contributor's list and mini grant list on web page      D.  Other  VI. New Business      A.  Edward J Scholarship           2/4 year Scholarship and Trade School Scholarship      B.  Charles Finfrock Scholarship      C.  Spring Mailings      D.  Annual Audit meeting  VII. Next Meeting ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2018, 6:42 AM by Mike Shackelford
  • Foundation to Meet on Monday, February 5 There will be a regular meeting of the Brownstown Education Foundation on Monday, February 5 2018 at 6:30 pm in the Brownstown Jr/Sr HS Library.
    Posted Jan 30, 2018, 1:41 PM by Mike Shackelford
  • Foundation Sends Out Its Fall Letter The Brownstown CUSD #201 Foundation has sent out its Fall 2017 Letter to Alumnus.  The letter provides Alumni with information about the Foundation's activities and how you can help support those efforts.  You can read the 2017 Fall letter by clicking on this link: LETTER
    Posted Nov 9, 2017, 7:20 AM by Mike Shackelford
  • Foundation meets to discuss business, consider Fall Mini Grants The Brownstown Education Foundation met on Tuesday, October 23, to discuss Foundation business as well as to review the applications for the 2017 Fall Mini Grants from BES, BJHS, and BHS teachers.  The Foundation Board heard the Secretary's report on the Annual Audit meeting conducted on August 8, 2017.  All scholarship and bank records were reviewed during the audit.  There were no discrepancies noted.  The Board then reviewed the scholarships presented to BHS Seniors by the Foundation last May.  Finally, 11 applications for 2017 Fall Mini Grants were reviewed and discussed.  The Board voted to approve all eleven Mini Grants totaling $3,058.  Grants will be funded by the Foundation as the projects are carried out.The next Foundation ...
    Posted Oct 25, 2017, 11:38 AM by Mike Shackelford
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