Golden Bell has donated
More than $1 Million to
Boca Raton's public schools!
Golden Bell: Celebrating 22 Years of Giving
Golden Bell is pleased to announce that another $55,000 has been granted to 12 local public schools and a local scholarship fund this year! Quality education is a top priority of the Boca Chamber and for the past 22 years, Golden Bell, has been there to provide financial assistance to the local public schools of Boca Raton in grades K-12. With this newest round of funding, the Golden Bell Education Foundation has now granted more than $1 Million since its inception in 1991!
Join us on our
March to $1 Million More!
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"This impressive milestone shows that the business community of Boca Raton understands that we have not only an obligation but a responsibility to ensure that our youth, our future, have the best possible opportunities to succeed," said Golden Bell Chairman J.C. Perrin of Sun Trust Bank. "The probabilities of their success are enhanced by supporting their education."
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What is the Golden Bell Education Foundation?
The Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc., known as Golden Bell, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation that was created by the Chamber's Board of Directors as a separate operating entity for the sole purpose of supporting the Boca Raton Public School System and administrating educational programs that promote business skills. Since its inception in 1991, Golden Bell has granted more than $1 Million to Boca Raton's K-12 public schools. After 22 years of giving, the Golden Bell Board of Directors believes that, now more than ever, a quality education is the cornerstone of a successful business community.
Golden Bell's ongoing vision is to create:
Supplemental Funding to enhance and broaden the scope of available programs and scholarships in Boca Raton’s K-12 schools.
Opportunities for Innovative Educational Programs that are designed to enhance academic achievement for our children.
Opportunities for Academic Excellence to ensure that our children are fully supported in their pursuit of academic achievement.
Opportunities for Business Education to ensure students are supported in their efforts as they enter the business world.
For more information on the Golden Bell Education Foundation, or to make a donation, please call 561.395.4433 or visit www.bocaratonchamber.com/goldenbell.
How are Golden Bell Education Funds Used?
Previous awards have gone to schools with programs highlighting:
We invite all Boca Raton Public Schools to submit applications for a Golden Bell Grant. Funds are awarded to deserving and innovative programs. The Golden Bell Foundation’s Board of Directors convenes annually to review grant applications and select recipients. Recipients are notified during the summer and receive their grants at the Chamber’s September Membership Breakfast. In addition, the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce and Golden Bell recognize all sponsors at this September Breakfast.
Golden Bell Teacher Testimonial
“The Golden Bell Education Foundation enables teachers to foster academic achievement. Without these grants, it just would not be possible. Our students are receiving great benefits from the new chemistry software that has prepared students well for life beyond high school.”
-- Susan Bantang, West Boca Raton High School
Click here to view a thank you letter from A.D. Henderson University School at FAU.
Participate in the Golden Bell Education Foundation!
We welcome you or your company to participate through an organized event or program offering cash or in-kind donations
Corporate Matching Programs enable you to double your gift. Many companies have matching gift plans for their employees’ charitable gifts.
Planned and Future Gifts, Endowments and Estate Donations are an ideal way to support the Foundation. By naming Golden Bell as a beneficiary, your gift can assure that future students will continually benefit.
For further information on the Golden Bell Education Foundation, or to make a donation, please call 561.395.4433 ext. 0.
Golden Bell in the Media
Click here to download the article written by Jonathan D. Marcus - "Boca chamber's foundation gives big boost to public education", featured in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.