Boone County Education Foundation

We are an independent, not-for-profit organization promoting community and business partnerships, which provide innovative opportunities and resources benefiting all students attending Boone County Schools.

Innovation Grant Application

The Boone County Education Foundation (BCEF) is happy to announce that we have decided to offer a SPECIAL Spring BCEF Grant Opportunity for Boone County Teachers to Apply to this year. The deadline for submitting the Grant Applications is Dec 15th and Applications can be downloaded below.

Teachers, if you are thinking of doing something new and exciting with your students next spring, but don’t have the school funds to pay for it, why not apply! The BCEF may be able to help you!

Applications must focus on innovation and must support the District Strategic Plan – (iPads, laptops, Chromebooks, etc. will not be funded).

Spring 2017 Grants Awarded

The Boone County Education Foundation is happy to announce it is funding the following list of grant projects for the Spring 2018 semester in the total amount of $12,927.47

Stevens Elementary – Kari Mathews – Coding with Primary

Gray Middle School – Laura Mitsch – Green Screen Studio

Erpenbeck Elementary – Kim Fry – District Wide International Festival

Ryle High School – Dawn Forte – KitchenAid Krew

Thornwilde Elementary School – Christa Hockensmith – Courtyard Classroom

Camp Ernst Middle School – Sarah List – Grand Prix 3D Printing

Stevens Elementary School – Melissa Huff – Weaving Bookmarks

North Pointe Elementary School – Trica Ober – Weather Project with 3-D Printer

Mann Elementary School – Leslie Mason – STEAM Classroom sets

Mann Elementary School – Anne Oney– LEGO STEAM sets

Yealey Elementary School – Julia Devers-Rich – EV3 Lego Mindstorms

Boone County Alumni Association

Benefits of Joining the Boone County Alumni Association sponsored by The Boone County Education Foundation

  • Professional and social networking opportunities
  • Give back to current and future students
  • As an employer, build future employee pipeline
  • Sponsorship of specific events for recognition
  • Stay connected with current graduating class with support from the Boone County Education Foundation
  • Potential nomination and recognition for the Boone County School District Alumni Hall of Fame

Get Involved & Make A Difference

Boone County Education Foundation financially supports innovative approaches to teaching and learning.  We raise funds through individual, corporate, endowment, memorial, bequest contributions and events.  The events recognize and celebrate students and teachers in the Boone County Schools.


Save the Date for the BCEF – VIP Open House

April 28th, 2018 from 10:00-3:00 @ Boone County High School

Our VIP Event (by invitation ONLY) will run from 11:00 to 1:00 and will be located in the Library at Boone County High School, next to the Expo Exhibits in the Gymnasium.  Grant Recipients will be present sharing details about their Grant Programs and Projects and will be there to answer questions.

2018 World Maker Expo flyer created by student intern, Brittany Dargie
The World Maker & Inventor Expo is a celebration of making, inventing, problem solving and innovation with robotics, 3D printing, drones, aerospace, coding, micro-computing, CSI, Arduino, graphic design, engineering and much more.  The family-friendly expo will feature projects and programs from over 100 schools, universities, companies, and organizations in the greater Cincinnati-northern Kentucky regions.  Enjoy workshops and competitions, including drone relays, 3D design, outlaw derby races, as well as delicious pies, fries, kabobs, sandwiches, waffles and shaved ice from area food trucks!

Imagine a room filled with brilliant young minds demonstrating aeronautics, LEGO-based robots solving real-world engineering challenges, and gamification to enhance learning of STEM skills and health education. These are just a few of the many examples of innovative learning provided by the Boone County Schools that you will see displayed at the 3rd Annual World Maker & Inventor Expo on April 28.

By participating in the Expo, you help the Boone County Education Foundation prepare Boone County students to be globally competitive, college, career and life ready through the support of innovative approaches to teaching and learning. You will see firsthand, the impact your support of the Boone County Education Foundation has on students throughout Boone County Schools.

Consider being a part of this opportunity by providing Sponsorships that will make a lasting impact on our Community, the current and future education of students in Boone County. Your sponsorship will open the door of opportunity and provide Boone County students resources to explore and innovate.

Our Sponsors

Are at the foundation of what of what we do.  We want to thank our generous sponsors for making our events possible and for showing their commitment to furthering the education our youth in Boone County.

See the Benefits Your Company will Receive by Getting Involved!

See Examples of Programs we have Funded & the Results

Current Board Members

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at the Boone County Board of Education.

Dan Bisig – President

Jim Claxton – Vice President

Lance Howard – Treasurer

Lori Schlarman – Secretary

Olivia Amlung

Rachel Brueggen

Shawn Carroll

Bryan Cobb

Kevin Costello

Lisa Dyer

Brian Fry

Amy Hoffman

Tony Johnson

Sherri Jones

Susan Sorrell

Cathy Stavros  

Brian Vest

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