Welcome to the Amherst Education Foundation.

Serving the Amherst-area public schools since 1994

lineThe Amherst Education Foundation, Inc. is an independent, non-profit organization committed to promoting students’ educational equity, supporting diversity, stimulating excellence, and mobilizing broad community support for the public schools of Amherst, Leverett, Pelham, and Shutesbury. Our supporters include businesses, parents, and other concerned citizens who share the belief that strong public schools are essential for a thriving community.

2016 Trivia Bee

It’s Trivia Bee time!

On October 27, 2016, for the 22nd year, the Amherst Education Foundation is holding the year’s pre-eminent contest of arcane trivia! AEF has been a supporter of social justice and teacher innovation in our schools for the past 22 years. This year’s Trivia Bee is part of that wonderful tradition, raising money for next year’s grants.

October 27, 2016
Amherst Middle School Auditorium
Admission: Free, but donations to AEF are welcomed

Don’t miss this action-packed, fun, and educational event.

Ellen Story, our State Representative, will once again emcee the evening!

AEF Board members will be cooking up some healthy (and not so healthy) refreshments. You can win prizes during the special “Audience Trivia Game” and also there will be a raffle of donated items.

We hope you will join us on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 7:00pm in the Amherst Regional Middle School auditorium for a fun night of trivia, prizes and refreshments! Be a part of the buzzzzz!

If you have questions about the Bee including being on a team, please contact Meg Rosa, megrosa78@gmail.com or Clare Bertrand, clarebertrand@gmail.com.

The following businesses have confirmed their sponsorship to date. Want to join them?

Thanks to:

Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce
Amherst Club
Amherst Office Park
Amherst Survival Center friends
Bueno y Sano Daily
Hampshire Gazette
DeMaio Orthodontics
Greenfield Savings Bank
Integrity Development & Construction, Inc.
Jones Group Realtors
Jones Properties
Larien Products
Northampton Area Pediatricians
Robert L Stern Financial Services
Rotary Club of Amherst
UMass University Relations
VFW Post 754

AEF was awarded the A+ Award for Community Service!

Big News!

On October 6, the civic and business community of Amherst gathered for the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce A+ Awards, where AEF was awarded the A+ Award for Community Service! This award recognizes more than two decades of dedicated service to our public schools by dozens of board members and volunteers. We are appreciative of the Chamber and its various members, many of whom have been regular supporters of AEF, for this special recognition. We were also honored with citations from the MA State Senate and House of Representatives.

AEF was excited to share the stage with founding member Rep. Ellen Story, who was honored with the A+ Lifetime Achievement Award. It was a very special night!

A short video produced by Amherst Media for the awards ceremony can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnXen32QlmA

AEF Trivia Bee 2015 Video

AEF Trivia Bee 2015