Make A Donation
Whether it’s a box of pencils, a multi-year pledge, or planned gift, there is a way for everyone to help students and teachers in Blount County Schools. Plus, donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of IRS rules and regulations because the BCEF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Stuff the Bus, an annual school supply drive led by the BCEF, provides basic supplies such as pencils, paper, pens and backpacks to students in need. Stuff the Bus takes place during Tennessee’s tax-free weekend in August at the Walmart locations in Alcoa and Maryville. Shoppers help stuff the bus by making cash donations to the BCEF or by purchasing supplies themselves and dropping the items in the bus as they leave Walmart.
Corporate Donations & Sponsorships
Corporate goodwill is well spent when invested in the future of our community. The BCEF works with businesses to identify donor and/or sponsorship opportunities that align with corporate giving guidelines. Accountability, measurability and value-added publicity opportunities enable donors to see bottom-line results and take ownership in supporting educational excellence for the future workforce.
Cash Donations “In Honor of”
Multi-year pledges or one-time gifts can support the overall mini-grant program for all schools, or be earmarked for a specific program such as Science, Music or Art.
Honor a Teacher
If a favorite teacher has gone the extra mile, make sure they know you appreciate it! This recognition program puts deserving teachers in the spotlight. The BCEF will send the teacher a letter and a certificate suitable for framing for a $25 donation!
Click Here To Honor A Teacher
Your company may have a program that will help super size your donation! Check with your human resources department to find out whether they offer employee matching grants.
Planned giving can have enduring results for you, your family and students in Blount County Schools. Insurance policies, wills, stocks, annuities, real estate or other investment vehicles provide terrific gifting opportunities and often spare you and/or your family from taxes levied on capital gains and inheritance. Contact your financial advisor for details on how planned giving can pay huge dividends for you, your heirs, Blount County students and, ultimately, our community.