Who We Are
Every child deserves a high-quality education regardless of where they live, their circumstances or their own unique learning style.
The Educational Foundation of Birchwood began in 2001 when a small group of concerned Birchwood citizens witnessed decreasing state school funding and wanted to preserve educational opportunities for Birchwood students. Since that time, our board has evolved into this unique, enthusiastic family of diverse personalities and talents--each passionate about securing a great education for Birchwood area kids.
Some of our trustees are Birchwood alumni. Some have had children or grandchildren enrolled here.
Some own vacation property in the area and have no other connection to the school but were so inspired by our foundation’s work that they wanted to join us on the board! We have a teacher representative and include one or two senior students to be the voice of the student body.
The Birchwood School District has paved the road by implementing cutting-edge educational options to support the needs of every child. The goal of the Educational Foundation is to ensure that those educational opportunities rival the opportunities of any great school and continue to innovate for the future.
As a responsible foundation board, we have launched Engage Endowment! Through a sustainable revenue stream, long-term, quality educational opportunities will be a point of impact by meeting Dave & Carolyn ensured. Because of the wonderful support from our community, we have already reached Cleveland's generous $500,000 Matching Challenge,
providing a $1 million seed for our $5 million sustainability goal!