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Ballston Spa Education Foundation Hosts Online Auction

The Ballston Spa Education Foundation (BSEF) will be hosting an online fundraiser to support enrichment grants for school district teachers in Ballston Spa from November 14-21, 2021. Just in time for the winter holidays, they are offering a collection of experiences, indulgences, and necessities designed to do the double duty of inspiring BSEF supporters with potential holiday gifts and supporting Ballston Spa teachers through the money raised. This auction represents not only the BSEF’s unwavering commitment to the Ballston Spa Central School District, but, more immediately, it represents what is likely to be the last chance of 2021 to donate to the foundation. 

Last spring, BSEF had to cancel the 2021 Taste of Ballston Spa annual fundraiser due to the Covid-19 outbreak. For years, this annual fundraiser, held the first week of April, provided a special evening that brought together the community’s great restaurants, teachers, administrators, students, and BSEF supporters. Disappointed, but undaunted, the BSEF remains committed to providing grants to teachers and to raising funds in which every dollar raised goes directly to a teacher for student and classroom enrichment. 

The online auction will go live at on November 14, 2021 at 8:00am and continue until the closing bids are received at 8:00pm on November 21, 2021. Please join in the fun and bid big to support our teachers!  For information about BSEF or the online auction, please visit or contact BSEF Chairperson Holly Barker-Flynn via                         



About the BSEF:

Ballston Spa Education Foundation (BSEF) is a non-profit group supporting the mission of the Ballston Spa Central School District by raising and distributing resources for educational enrichment outside the daily operational needs of the school district. Since its inception in 1996, BSEF has granted close to $500,000 to fund educationally enriching programs at all levels.

Our mission is to support educational enrichment for the students of Ballston Spa. Through grants to educators, the BSEF funds projects that are outside the scope of the Ballston Spa Central School District's budget. Specifically, projects that impact students’ intellectual, emotional, physical, or social development, increasing the depth and/or variety of subjects or some other form of educational benefit.