Archive for Thursday, February 24, 2005

B-L Foundation meeting to focus on scholarships

February 24, 2005

Members of the Basehor-Linwood Education Foundation were scheduled to meet Wednesday night with a discussion regarding scholarships to local students as the most pressing item on the meeting's agenda.

Last year, the education foundation provided eight scholarships, renewable for four years, to graduating seniors from Basehor-Linwood High School.

Basehor-Linwood School District superintendent Jill Hackett said the education foundation plans to provide at least the same number of scholarships this year.

"We're going to discuss that and look at our current status," Hackett said. "We just need to make sure we have things in order."

For the past year, the education foundation has focused its attention toward fund-raising efforts to provide money for more scholarships to local students.

On Wednesday night, foundation members were slated to discuss future fund-raising endeavors.

One of those efforts could include joining forces with Major Saver, a company that helps organizations and school districts coordinate fund-raisers in conjunction with area businesses.

Hackett said the education foundation has already begun laying the tracks for some of its future fund-raisers.

To date, its most successful fund-raiser was sponsoring a golf tournament with the Basehor Chamber of Commerce last year at Falcon Lakes in Basehor.

Plans have already been made to host another tournament this year. The tournament is scheduled for Sept. 16 at Falcon Lakes.

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