[BHS Etree] BHSDG: January 2020 Newsletter

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Thu Jan 16 11:41:01 PST 2020

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*Your Donations at Work:*

*News from the Berkeley High School Development Group*

*January 2020*

Read on to learn more about fundraising activities this month from the
Berkeley High School Development Group (BHSDG), as well as details of vital
programs that your donations have funded and the many ways you can invest
in strengthening our school.

*Fundraising Updates*

*Friends of Berkeley High Luncheon:*  This year's annual luncheon will be
held at noon on Tuesday, March 24, at Revival Bar + Kitchen in Berkeley.
Tickets are available at http://bhsdg.org/wp/lunch/.  The featured speaker
will be BHS parent and UC Berkeley Professor Jennifer Doudna, co-discover
of the breakthrough CRISPR-cas9 gene-editing method and one of *Time*
magazine's most influential people.  She will be joined in conversation by
superstar BHS Biology teacher Glenn Wolkenfeld, discussing how to blaze
paths for women and minorities in science.  Special thanks to North
Berkeley Investment Partners for being our first sponsor.  Do you know a
local business that might like to be a sponsor?  Contact Ed Dua to learn
more about the sponsorship levels available: edwarddua at gmail.com
<edwarddua at gmail.com?subject=>.

*Open board positions:* Join the BHSDG Board!  We are specifically looking
to fill our treasurer and database manager positions for 2020-2021.  Come
to our next meeting at 7-9 pm on Monday, February 3, in the College and
Career Center to learn more, or contact Co-president Jessica Hilton at
info at bhsdg.org <info at bhsdg.org?subject=>.

*What Have Donations Funded Recently?*

*Highlights of grants funded at our January board meeting include these
programs benefiting students*:

*Mental and Emotional Education Team ($4,800).*  Counselor Michael Ceely
will offer stipends to MEET students who are trained to provide peer
presentations and support for mental health issues.

*Stipends for special education interns ($1,500).*  The stipends will
enable special ed teacher Ryan Fox to recruit highly credentialed interns,
who will provide counseling services to special education students.

*Leadership professional development ($935).*  Leadership Director John
Villavicencio will be attending the CADA 2020 conference to learn
strategies for redesigning the leadership program and improving the school
culture and climate.

*How You Can Help*

*Donate.*  Donate online at www.bhsdg.org, or via check payable to BHSDG,
P.O. Box 519, Berkeley, CA 94701-0519.  Please inquire if your employer has
a matching gift program that could double your donation.  You can also
donate stock by contacting stock at bhsdg.org <stock at bhsdg.org?subject=>.

*Shop with eScrip.*  Register your credit, debit, and store club and
loyalty cards at www.escrip.com and earn money for Berkeley High.  It's
free to enroll, and your purchases benefit the Berkeley Athletic Fund and
BHSDG.  The BHS school code is 137646958.

*Shop with AmazonSmile.*  When you remember to shop on Amazon at
smile.amazon.com, a portion of your order can go to BHSDG.  Just choose
Berkeley High School Development Group as your charity when first signing
up or on the "Your Amazon Smile" page.

*Volunteer. * Are you an event planner, designer, organizer, fundraiser,
tech person, or other expert?  BHSDG can use your help.  Questions?
Contact info at bhsdg.org <info at bhsdg.org?subject=>.

*About BHSDG*

We are an all-volunteer, nonprofit foundation made up of parents and
students whose mission is to strengthen the educational experience of every
Berkeley High School student.  In the 2018-2019 school year, we directly
funded $352,000 in grants, and we managed an additional $261,000 of
donations and other revenue earmarked for specific learning communities,
programs, and departments.

BHSDG is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and all donations
to BHSDG are tax deductible.  We generally meet on the first Monday of each
month from September through June, except for holidays and school breaks.
The next board meeting will be 7-9 pm on Monday, February 3, in the College
and Career Center.  Visitors and those interested in becoming members are

To learn more about BHSDG, make a donation, become a business partner, or
submit a grant proposal, please visit http://bhsdg.org/wp/.  For more
information, send an email to info at bhsdg.org <info at bhsdg.org?subject=>.


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