Chamberlin School

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  •   South Burlington Schools' Foundation (SBSF)
       Welcome Alumni, Parents, and Friends!    

    Our Mission
    The South Burlington Schools' Foundation for Educational Advancement's mission is to support the school district's efforts to ensure that each student possesses the knowledge, skills and character to create a successful and responsible life. We do this by raising funds that fiscally support the District's programs and initiatives. 

    Interested in supporting PreK-12 SB students? 

           BE A DONOR
    If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution to one of our three campaigns: Academic Boosters, Fields and Dreams and Scholarships, please click on the corresponding "Donate" button below. Thank you on behalf of all SB students! 
    By becoming a more profitable foundation, the South Burlington School District can be a true leader among other schools located in Vermont and the Northeast. With your support, we will be able to give our students access to new programs and experiences.




    SBSF Campaigns

    The South Burlington Schools' Foundation is currently raising money for three important campaigns:

    1. The Fields and Dreams campaign has given the South Burlington community a top-rate athletic complex. This campaign has raised funds and completed the Munson Turf Field, new bleachers, field lighting, Ray & Nancy Hadley Scoreboard, Kiwanis Fencing, Cpt. Mark A. Evnin '00, USMC Memorial Press Box, Skip Farrell Family Pavilion which houses the new concession stand and ticket booth. Future plans include bathrooms, team rooms and a medical room. 
    2. Academic Boosters, this fund will award mini-grants to students and teachers..  This is geared towards projects designed to enhance the learning of as many SB School District students as possible.  Grants will focus on outreach, enrichment, innovation and proof of effectiveness and/or development of the whole student.
    3. The Scholarship Fund to reward worthy seniors with money for college.


    The SBSF Board recognizes the need to support all students in grades K-12 who express interest and passion in a variety of pursuits, including the arts, technology, academics, and athletics. Our commitment is towards providing each student with the encouragement and the resources in order to give them their desired scholastic experience. By doing this, we can confidently ensure the students' perception of their hopes and dreams.


      South Burlington School's Foundation Board
    Patrick Burke, President
    Matt Guyette '88, Treasurer/Secretary
    Martin LaLonde, School Board Member
    Joanne Abate, Executive Director

    Contact Information
    Joanne Abate - Alumni and Development Office
    Phone: 802-652-7548

    Ways to Contribute

    The South Burlington Schools' Foundation observes a fiscal calendar of January 1 - December 31. 

    Ways to give:

    • Check
    • Credit Card
    • Stocks & Securties
    • Wills
    • Gifts in Kind

    The Need to Support Public School Education

    Public schools all across the country have long been aware that their operating budgets don't always cover their wants, let alone their needs! As a result, language programs, arts and music, athletics, and field trips are going on the chopping block when budgets face a deficit.

    In addition to this, Act 68 redistributes money from South Burlington taxpayers to lower income Vermont districts. So where can schools access the funding to pay for the things that distinctly identifies a good school from a great school?

    The answer lies in non-profit foundations, and the South Burlington School District is one of the few districts in Vermont to create a 501(c)3 Foundation to finance specific projects above and beyond what the school budget can support.

    The SBSF's objective is to fundraise for programs the District believes will enhance and enrich each student's academic, and extracurricular experience.
    By funding the Foundation you are keeping your gift in South Burlington to help our local students.


      Support SB Students!  

    Fields & Dreams: A Community Achievement

    Thanks to our generous donors, we have raised over $1.2 million to renovate our outdoor athletic facilities. In the last five years we have put in an artificial turf field, stadium bleachers, a press box, lights, a new PA system,scoreboard and a concession stand/ticket booth pavilion.  

    Future plans include building permanent bathrooms and team rooms. If you would like to be a part of this community initiative, please click on the donate button below.  


    Academic Boosters
    Academic Boosters is a K-12 fund that awards mini-grants to teachers and students.
    Mini-grants projects will  focus on outreach, enrichment, innovation, collaboration, and proof of effectiveness and/or development of the whole child.  
    If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution please
    click on the button below.



    SBHS Scholarship Fund

    For a list of SBHS Scholarships please click here.

    If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution please click on the button below and specify which scholarship you would like to support.