It’s Not Too Late to Still Buy Tickets to the Upcoming Barnum Ball, Event is March 18th

Report by Paula Antolini
February 23, 2017 9:25AM EDT


It’s Not Too Late to Still Buy Tickets to the Upcoming BEF Barnum Ball, Event is March 18th

The Bethel Education Foundation promotes innovation, creativity, and excellence in learning for our children and the community.

This year’s 11th Annual Barnum Ball is at the Ethan Allen Hotel in Danbury, CT on Saturday, March 18, 2017.
The Barnum Ball is the Bethel Education Foundation‘s (BEF) biggest fundraising annual event and is attended by over 300 parents, educators and community members. The evening includes an elegant dinner, dancing, plus live and silent auctions. At the event, the Dr. Janice Jordan Excellence in Education Award is presented to a teacher or educator whose creativity within the classroom, school or district has had a significant impact on student performance and achievement.

The Bethel Education Foundation is an all volunteer organization that supports innovative, cutting-edge, engaging, fun, and creative learning environments for all kids in Bethel.  We work to lift-up and support our teachers and school administrators.

In the past 10 years the BEF has raised and donated over $400,000 into our schools supporting over 100 teacher-initiated projects.  They’ve funded a myriad of projects including letterboxing, guest speakers, kinesthetic tables, and a rock climbing wall.  They’ve supported lots of technology – ipads, smart boards, skypens, LEGO Mindstorms, Dot & Dash, 3-D Printers, and even an underwater robotics program.  And while our list of grants is eclectic, it’s our teachers who are the champions.  These ideas did not come from the BEF – they came from the teachers who saw a way to make the learning environment more engaging for our children. By supporting the Bethel Education Foundation, you’re supporting our teachers and schools!

View 2017 Grant Recipients here:


Below are 3 options to purchase your tickets. 
We’d prefer you to purchase tickets directly through our auction software (option 2 below) as it eliminates additional administrative work, but if your computer refuses to finalize the sale, please feel free to use the buttons below to purchase your tickets through our website or mail/drop off at your child’s school the printed RSVP with a check.

If purchasing a table, we will follow-up with an email to confirm the names in your party and meal selections.

Meal Options

  • Bistro Steak with Port Wine Demi Glaze
  • Herb Crusted Tilapia
  • Roasted Vegetarian Napoleon, Green and yellow squash, eggplant and Mozzarella cheese with a light tomato sauce
Option 1) Download the RSVP form and send a check by mail to a Bethel school

Option 2) Click here to Purchase Your Tickets on our Auction Site

By purchasing here you will be able to pre-bid on auction items and have an option to securely save your credit card to use on the night of the event!


Option 3) Pay by credit card by clicking on link below
however this does not link to the auction site or save your card to use at the event.
BPS Employees, please make sure to enter your code in ALL CAPS
Are you interested in donating an auction item for the Barnum Ball?

As a donor, you will benefit from a tax-deductible contribution and direct exposure to the community through our website, Facebook page, promotional materials, auction displays and catalogs.

Please complete the form below and email it to betheledfoundation@gmail.com, or contact a board member.  We are happy to pick up any donations not easily mailed.  All donations must be received by March 8th to be listed in the event catalog.

Auction Donation Form:
Bethel Education Foundation
PO Box 92, Bethel, CT  06801
Bethel Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

Donations are tax-deductible. Tax ID #26-0133116