Success Begins with a Great Foundation

About BCEF

Since 1990, the Blount County Education Foundation (BCEF) has succeeded by delivering needed educational tools to students and teachers in all county schools. Core to the BCEF is the mini-grant program, typically funding more than 30 mini-grants each school year. BCEF is run by an all-volunteer staff with no paid employees. 100% of all donations go to the Blount County Schools. What that means is that every penny of your donated money goes to help students.

BCEF Purpose:

While a separate entity from the school system, the BCEF works closely with teachers, principals, and central administration to understand and address educational needs within our Blount County School System.

BCEF Support:

While a separate entity from the school system, the BCEF works closely with teachers, principals and central administration to understand and address the most pressing, unmet needs. The BCEF acts as a bridge between school needs and community resources by seeking both financial support and donated services from generous individuals and corporations.

  • Provides mini-grants for educational programs
  • Organizes annual Golf Tournament in the spring
  • Organizes annual Turkey Trot for Education in November
  • Coordinates Stuff the Bus (a school supply drive) during TN Tax Holiday weekend.
  • In addition, each BCEF board member is assigned to a specific school(s) to ensure effective communication between the Foundation and every Blount County School.

BCEF Board of Directors

The BCEF, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, operates with volunteer Board of Directors who come from a cross-section of the community and represent a variety of professional disciplines. All are focused on the BCEF mission of enhancing excellence in education for children of the Blount County School system.

President: Keith Troup, Y-12 Federal Credit Union
Vice President/President Elect: Scott Powell, DENSO
Vice President of Technology: Brittany Ford, Clayton Homes
Secretary: Sarah Jo Gregory, Clayton Homes
Treasurer: Rob Morris, Clayton Homes

Board Members:
Michael Barrett, Ruby Tuesday, Inc.
Pam Hathcock, Alcoa, Inc.
Donna Boone, Walmart
Victoria Scheidt, Clayton Homes
Jay Blevins, Realty Executives
Michel Walker, Newell-Rubbermaid
Lacee Campbell, Clayton Homes
Brandi Breeden, ORNL Federal Credit Union

BCEF Meetings: The BCEF meets the second Wednesday of every month at a designated Blount County School from 11:30am-1pm.

Ex-Officio
Rob Britt, Director of Blount County Schools.

2016-2017 Blount County Schools and Liaisons:
Carpenters Elementary: Rob Morris, Clayton Homes
Carpenters Middle School: Rob Morris, Clayton Homes
Eagleton Elementary: Brittany Ford, Clayton Homes
Eagleton Middle School: Brittany Ford, Clayton Homes
Everett Learning Opportunity Center: Pam Hathcock, Alcoa, Inc.
Fairview Elementary: Scott Powell, DENSO
Friendsville Elementary: Michel Walker, Newell-Rubbermaid
Heritage High School: Jay Blevins, Realty Executives
Heritage Middle School: Jay Blevins, Realty Executives
Lanier Elementary: Scott Powell, DENSO
Mary Blount Elementary: Michel Walker, Newell-Rubbermaid
Middlesettlements Elementary: Victoria Scheidt, Clayton Homes
Montvale Elementary: Lacee Campbell, Clayton Homes
Porter Elementary: Michael Barrett, Ruby Tuesday, Inc.
Prospect Elementary: Pam Hathcock, Alcoa, Inc.
Rockford Elementary: Sarah Jo Gregory, Clayton Homes
Townsend Elementary: Michael Barrett, Ruby Tuesday, Inc.
Union Grove Elementary: Donna Boone, Walmart
Union Grove Middle School: Donna Boone, Walmart
Walland Elementary: TBD
William Blount High School: Keith Troup, Y-12 Federal Credit Union
William Blount Freshman Academy: Keith Troup, Y-12 Federal Credit Union