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About BGEF

The Beech Grove Education Foundation . . . preparing students to successfully meet the challenges of the future and providing support to families in the Beech Grove community.


Believing Beech Grove students should have the very best in educational opportunities, community leaders founded the Beech Grove Education Foundation in 1996.

Realizing that state and federal funding for public education is limited, and always will be, the founding members helped raise more than $1 million, which was permanently invested in an endowment that will provide financial support for college and trade school scholarships, grant programs not funded through regular school budgets, and community organizations and events that assist families in the Beech Grove community.


The mission of the Beech Grove Education Foundation is to promote community support for excellence in education, and to provide the resources for new projects and creative approaches for existing programs, in order to prepare students to successfully meet the challenges of the future.

Supporting the Beech Grove Education Foundation

  • Make an unrestricted donation
  • Donate specifically to any of the funds listed below
  • Purchase an Education specialty license plate from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and designating Beech Grove City Schools on your license renewal form.  The Beech Grove Education Foundation will receive $25 for each license plate ordered.
  • Establish a scholarship fund in memory or honor of an individual, family, business or organization.
  • Make a planned gift or bequest to the Foundation through your estate planning.
  • Support a special event

Establishing a Scholarship Fund

Any individual, family, business or organization can establish a scholarship fund by making a minimum investment of $10,000.  The Foundation will invest the funds in the permanent endowment at the Central Indiana Community Foundation.   A $10,000 endowment provides a $500 scholarship to a member of all future Beech Grove City School graduation classes.

A scholarship fund can be named in honor or memory of a loved one or for a business or organization.  To learn more about establishing a Foundation scholarship fund, email the Foundation at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Current Education Foundation Funds

  • Beech Grove Education Foundation Teacher Grants
  • Beech Grove High School Performing Arts Fund
  • Beech Grove Lions Club Scholarship Fund
  • Beech Grove Wrestling Fund
  • Bradley G. Showalter Scholarship Fund
  • Bye Family Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Fund
  • E. Hayes Fairchild Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Joseph Nauyokas Scholarship Fund
  • Julie Sambol Memorial Fund
  • Earl and Mildred Hudson Scholarship Fund
  • Mike McMorrow Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Van Horn Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • J. Warner Wiley Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Tommy Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Unrestricted Fund