Investing in brighter futures for all!

We support BCSC and its mission. We believe in the power of: Partnerships, Collaborations, Innovations, Inclusiveness and Diversity.

The Foundation has adopted broad goals that include: Improved literacy for all students and improved and expanded experiences for all high school students.

The Foundation has broad community financial support for its projects. Each year it reaches out to private individuals, businesses, and charitable foundations to help fund its activities. These contributions have enabled the Foundation to consistently support scholarships and a wide range of “Bright Ideas” grants.

OUR MISSION

To support the work of BCSC and by promoting awareness and philanthropy for programs that help students achieve educational excellence.

OUR VISION

All Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation students are achieving their full potential as learners.

OUR PRINCIPLES

We support BCSC and its mission. We believe in the power of: Partnerships, Collaborations, Innovations, Inclusiveness and Diversity.

MEET THE STAFF

Suzi Bruin

Executive Director

 

Suzi has shown a deep love and dedication to children and education since moving to  Columbus in 2012 with her husband, Bret, and two children; Will and Brooke. Working as the Project Manager at CSA Lincoln, Suzi formed many valuable partnerships in the community to help students have meaningful experiences and access to additional opportunities. She continues to support the BCSC staff and students on a much larger scale now as the Executive Director of BCSF since October of 2016. She brings an enthusiasm and creativity to BCSF that inspires others to reach for the stars!

Jess Schnepp

Community Development Coordinator

 

Jess began this newly created role with BCSF in February of 2018 after successfully raising funds as a volunteer member of The Linden Project Committee as their Fundraising Coordinator. As a long time advocate for education and the community, she is excited to contribute to the large impact BCSF has on both areas. With the support of her husband, Paul, and 3 children: Barrett, Mckenna and Griffin, she looks forward to assisting teachers and students dream big. Seeing the results in the classroom is all she needs to stay motivated and dedicated to growing BCSF. There's nothing better than seeing a child excited to learn!

BCSF HISTORY

Our Foundation began with a small innovative group of citizens passionate about education. Through their passion, they created the Columbus School Foundation on November 16, 1955 and began providing private funding to enrich students educational experiences. The original 15 visionaries of the founding board included: Mary Bottorff, Robert Brown, Lowell Engleking, Lewis N. Essex, Louise Fish, Muriel Hamilton, Jane Kinney, W.R. Law, Jr., L.A. Lockwood, John Marshall, Xenia Miller, J.P. Reeves, A.D. Silva, Jr., W.L. Wissman and Florence Zaring.

 

After 11 years, the public schools in the area combined to form the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation under a new single administration. To continue the School Foundation’s show of support, the Foundation changed its name to the Bartholomew Consolidated School Foundation, also known as BCSF. In the first 40 years alone, BCSF awarded more than $1,000,000 to various projects serving the students of the Bartholomew County area!

We are proud to continue the founding board’s vision for creativity and innovation each year through grants, scholarships and awards. In 2018, BCSF embarked on a journey seeking growth to create more impact opportunities for educators and students. We hope you will join us during this exciting time!

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Lora Mount

Voelz, Reed, & Mount

 

Amy Dixon

Northside Middle School 

 

Shyamala Raghunathan

Self-employed, Career Practitioner

 

Dr. Jim Roberts

BCSC Superintendent

 

Mike Schubel

Retired Cummins Engine Works

 

Adam Schumm

Cummins Inc.

 

Dr. Jill Shedd

BCSC School Board

Josh Burnett

BCSC Communications Coordinator

Mike Jamerson

Retired BCSC Technology Director

John Whittington

Grammer Industries

BCSF President

 

Ron Patberg

Donaldson Capital Management

BCSF Treasurer

 

Dr. Laura Hack

BCSC Administration

BCSF Secretary

 

Heather Carson

Council for Youth Development

 

Brett Findley

BCSC CSA Lincoln Elementary

 

Megan McGriff

Toyota Material Handling, USA, Inc.

Tanya Ely

Community Development Chair

JoAnne Flohr 

Community Advocate

Education is a great investment!
Let's fill that need together.

Bartholomew Consolidated School Foundation

1200 Central Ave

Columbus, Indiana 47201

(812) 378-4733

schoolfoundation@bcsc.k12.in.us

© 2018 Bartholomew Consolidated School Foundation.

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