The Birmingham Education Foundation’s (BEF’s) signature event, "The Unabashed Bash," will take place this year on February 11, 2012 at the Townsend Hotel. The “Bash,” as it is fondly known, is the Foundation’s most significant fundraising event of the year and is well attended by educators, parents and community leaders.
This year's theme is “Bright Lights. Bright Future.” and will highlight our real Birmingham Public Schools stars— our staff and students. This is BEF's 11th annual fundraiser.
In addition to dinner and an open bar, the evening features live and silent auctions, musical selections from student performers, and a focus on student accomplishments.
The Bash auction truly features items for everyone, including: orthodontic packages from popular Orthodontic Associates and Tyler, Dumas & Reyes, a one week stay at a Snowmass Condo, tickets, hotel stay, and cast party to Wicked at the Wharton Center, a private dinner for 6 in the Penthouse at the Townsend, an opportunity to play Oakland Hills, Chef Jeff Rose of Toast will come to your home a prepare a private dinner for 6, many restaurant and entertainment packages and fabulous baskets put together by all of our school PTAs.
The Bash has raised nearly a half million dollars over the past 10 years, and has allowed the foundation to provides numerous grants and fulfill its mission to ensure academic excellence and innovation in the Birmingham Public School District in the areas of Academics, Arts, Athletics and Technology.