With a heavy heart, we have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Belton Educational Foundation Gala. Keeping our wonderful donors, friends, staff, and our community in mind, we’ve been monitoring developments of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts.
We will miss seeing our guests and celebrating at the 2020 Gala, but we kindly and urgently ask for your support. Thanks to your incredible support, last year our 2019 Gala raised over $70,000 in revenue that we’ve relied upon for our impactful programs:
- student scholarships
- student leadership opportunities
- teacher grants for enhancing learning
- mental health support for students
- nutrition initiatives/weekend food for children
With the decision to cancel our Gala in 2020 comes the challenging impact--facing significant revenue loss for our programs that support the Belton School District.
If you are a previous Gala participant, your contributions may have included purchases for event tickets ($75), a table for you and your friends ($750), drinks, silent/live auction items, raffle tickets and/or fund-a-need support for a specific program. Please consider supporting our efforts by making a donation equal to the dollars you would have spent at the event or by making a donation associated with program needs outlined in the gallery below.
Though our gala (and other fundraising events) will not occur this year, Belton School District students still need your support.
Even if you've not had an opportunity before to support our mission, will you join us in making a difference? Every donation is impactful.
We would like to thank our Pirate Foundation Sponsors, listed in the gallery below. We are fortunate to have these generous partners!
More information about Belton Educational Foundation: The mission of the Belton Educational Foundation is to provide funding to enrich educational opportunities and encourage innovation to maximize the learning potential of every student attending the Belton School District. You can find more information on our website at www.beltonfoundation.org or our Facebook page - Belton Educational Foundation.
If you'd rather give by check, you can mail your check to us at 110 W. Walnut, Belton, MO 64012.
Here is a video about the work of the Foundation from our 2019 Gala: https://youtu.be/zGCIEfSy304
Watch this video to see and hear about the impact of one of our 2019 teacher grants:
Thank you for supporting children and education in Belton in 2020!