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The brightest hope for tomorrow is the education our children receive today.

The mission of the Ball-Chatham Educational Foundation is to raise and distribute funds for opportunities that enrich the educational experience and enhance the development, creativity and innovative potential of our students and staff.

BCEF Board of Directors

Exec. Director, Casey Copeland

Adam Range, President
Michelle Steckel, Treasurer
Tricia Langheim, Secretary 



Kara Herrin

Melissa Knoedler

Todd Musso

Sara Shuster

Jim Reed

Lynnette Stuart 

Jami Winchester 

* Supt. Dr. Douglas Wood -

Ex Officio 

Iron Chef Gala is Back!

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The Ball-Chatham Educational Foundation will be hosting the Iron Chef Gala at the Crowne Plaza at 6 p.m. on May 6. Tickets are $100 per person, or a table of 10 for $1,000 - either can be purchased at:

Funds raised through the Iron Chef Gala support Ball-Chatham students and staff through teacher/classroom grants, and enhanced curriculum and technology for our students.

Follow the BCEF’s Facebook page ( to stay up-to-date with all the details and who’ll be competing to be the top Iron Chef!


We Welcome Your Donation

Monetary donations are always welcome and needed in order to fund new and innovative educational programs within the Ball-Chatham School District. Talk to the BCEF staff or Board Members to learn more about current projects and initiatives.  If you are interested, we will share more about how you can make an impact on the lives of the students and teachers in the district.  Gifts may be made payable to BCEF and directed to: BCEF, 201 W. Mulberry, Chatham IL 62629; or dropped off at Ball-Chatham District Office at that same address. Thank you for your generosity!


Giving Through Amazon Purchases

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Ball-Chatham Educational Foundation whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at

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