Annual BEF Drive 4 UR School Event a HUGE Success

Ford Drive 4 UR School Program supports Brownsburg Education Foundation
BCSC employees and Brownsburg community members flocked to East Middle School on September 7, 2017 to support the 2017 Ford Drive 4 UR School event and to raise money for the Brownsburg Education Foundation. With over 600 drivers this year, more than $21,000 was raised during this year’s event. The Brownsburg Education Foundation (BEF) and Bill Estes Ford partnered together again to raise money to support the children and teachers of the Brownsburg Community School Corporation. As part of the Ford Motor Company Drive 4 UR School program, members of the local Brownsburg community test drove a new Ford vehicle to raise funds to help BEF enhance education in the BCSC classrooms. New this year, Kevin Kerzee from Farmers Insurance – Kevin Kerzee Agency provided free refreshments to all participants.
BEF Executive Director Rene Behrend said, “We are so grateful for the outstanding community support we receive each year for this event. Not only do the people at Bill Estes Ford go above and beyond to help us have a successful event, but the Brownsburg Community Schools employees come out in great numbers as well as parents and residents. The Brownsburg Kiwanis Club and BHS Key Club graciously volunteer their time to be driving escorts and to staff the registration table. It means a lot that the whole community joins together to support an event to help us raise funds to further our mission.”
The Brownsburg Education Foundation thanks the Ford Motor Company and these area businesses who donated an amount for every drive taken:
Bill Estes Ford Adelsperger Orthodontics Hendricks Regional Health
Miller Pipeline Farmers Insurance – Kevin Kerzee Meyer Najem Corporation
Ally Bank Ray’s Trash Service Ella Mae’s Boutique
Clark CPA Group Friends of Brownsburg Schools The Flyer Group
Hendricks County Bank & Trust Hendricks County ICON Kumon Math & Reading Center
Hostetter and Associates Meaningful Day Services Pool Service Group
State Bank of Lizton
All proceeds from this event will be used to fund scholarships for graduating BHS students and to provide funds for teacher classroom grants.
The Brownsburg Education Foundation (BEF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was formed in 1987 and one of the first local public school foundations in Indiana. The Foundation’s mission is to encourage and support creativity, innovation and excellence to enhance the educational community of the Brownsburg Community School Corporation. The Foundation’s impact over the past 30 years is over $1,500,000 awarded in grants and scholarships. Support for BEF programs includes gifts from BEF Corporate Champions Adelsperger Orthodontics, Bill Estes Automotive and Stutler Dental Care and Corporate Partners Ally Bank, Falcone Volkswagen, Subaru & Saab, Guitar Center, HomeGoods/TJX Foundation, Hendricks Regional Health, IU Health West Hospital, LeBlanc Nettles Davis, Meyer Najem Corporation, Miller Pipeline, and State Bank of Lizton. To donate, volunteer, or for more information about the Brownsburg Education Foundation please call 317-852-1056 or visit

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