GREATER BOCA RATON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EDUCATION FOUNDATION INC

Supporting Schools Today, Developing Leaders Tomorrow

aka Golden Bell Education Foundation   |   Boca Raton, FL   |  www.goldenbelleducationfoundation.org

Mission

The Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation's mission is to support the Boca Raton public school system by administering funds and educational programs that promote business skills for students.

Ruling year info

1991

President & CEO

Mr. Troy McLellan

Foundation Manager

Mrs Liz Nicastro

Main address

1800 N Dixie Hwy

Boca Raton, FL 33432 USA

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EIN

65-0181758

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

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Our programs

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Young Entrepreneurs Academy

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, or YEA!, is a groundbreaking educational program that takes students in grades six through twelve through the process of starting and running real businesses over the course of a full academic year. Students work in close cooperation with local leaders of industry, community members, and educators to develop ideas and objectives, write business plans, pitch potential investors, obtain funding, register with governmental agencies, develop their brand identity and much more! By the end of the class, students own and operate fully functioning businesses that can be carried on after graduation. Students learn to make a job--not just take a job! YEA!’s direct mission is to help students embrace their passion, energy, creativity and talents, launch a venture, and view entrepreneurship as synonymous with success and freedom.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Preteens

The Golden Bell Education Foundation awards grants to Boca Raton public schools for programs that support the development of business skills and workforce readiness. At the elementary school level, we prioritize requests that support literacy and reading comprehension. It is crucial that students read at grade level by grade three for their long-term success. For middle school requests, we focus on experiential education as it relates to career and/or academic exploration and/or development of the core curriculum, many STEM programs take priority. Lastly, at the high school level we support career and/or academic preparation as it relates to the core curriculum and/or academy curriculum. Most, if not all, Boca Raton public high schools have academies that provide hands on experience in specific career fields. These academies don’t receive additional funding from the district, and they have limited resources. In short, we support programs that assist in developing our future leaders.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Children
Preteens

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Ongoing Vision is to:
Supplemental Funding to enhance and broaden the scope of available programs and
scholarships in Boca Raton's K-12 schools.
Opportunities for Innovative Educational Programs that are designed to enhance
academic achievement for our children.
Opportunities for Academic Excellence to ensure that our children are fully
supported in their pursuit of academic achievement.
Opportunities for Business Education to ensure students are supported in their
efforts as they enter the business world.

The Boca Chamber's Education Foundation, otherwise known as Golden Bell, is a 501c3 non-profit corporation that was created by the Chamber's Board of Directors as a separate operating entity for the sole purpose of supporting the Boca Raton Public School System and administrating educational programs that promote business skills.
We invite all Boca Raton Public Schools to submit applications for a Golden Bell Grant. Funds are awarded to deserving and innovative programs. The Golden Bell Foundation's Board of Directors convenes annually to review grant applications and select recipients. Recipients are notified during the summer and receive their grants at the Chamber's September Membership Breakfast. In addition, the Boca Chamber and Golden Bell recognize all Contributing Partners at the Boca Chamber's September Membership Breakfast.
With this newest round of funding, the Golden Bell Education Foundation is pleased to announce that close to $50,000 is being granted to Boca Raton public schools and scholarship programs in 2015!

The Following Schools are our 2015 Golden Bell Education Foundation Grant Recipients:
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
A.D. Henderson University
A.D. Henderson University
A.D. Henderson University
Boca Raton Elementary
Coral Sunset Elementary
Hammock Pointe Elementary
JC Mitchell Elementary
Sandpiper Shores Elementary
Sunrise Park Elementary
Waters Edge Elementary
Whispering Pines Elementary
MIDDLE SCHOOLS
A.D. Henderson University Middle
Boca Raton Charter - Middle
Boca Raton Community Middle
Boca Raton Community Middle
Eagles Landing Middle
Loggers Run Middle
HIGH SCHOOLS
Olympic Heights Community High
Spanish River Community High
West Boca Raton Community High
The Golden Bell Education Foundation has now granted more than $1.2 Million since its inception in 1991!
We invite all Boca Raton Public Schools to submit applications for a Golden Bell Grant. Funds are awarded to deserving and innovative programs. The Golden Bell Foundation's Board of Directors convenes annually to review grant applications and select recipients. Recipients are notified during the summer and receive their grants at the Chamber's September Membership Breakfast. In addition, the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce and Golden Bell recognize all sponsors at this September Breakfast.
For more information contact [email protected]

We welcome direct, tax deductible Partnership Donations
We welcome you, or your company to participate through tax deductible Sponsorship of an Organized Fund Raising Event
Golden Bell Welcomes Planned and Future Gifts, Endowments and Estate Donations are an ideal way to support the Foundation. By naming Golden Bell as a beneficiary, your gift can assure that future students will continually benefit.
Your company can't donate money? How about an in-kind donation of computers, office supplies, gifts, gift cards, or other supplies that we may raffle-off at our events, or award to schools in need?

Previous awards have gone to schools with programs highlighting:
 Reading & Comprehension
 Cultural Diversity
 Language Arts
 Conflict Resolution
 Math & Science
 Global Awareness
 Career Guidance
 Vocational Instruction
 Drop-out Prevention
 Fostering Self-Esteem
 And to Create Programs That Promote Business Education

Financials

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GREATER BOCA RATON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EDUCATION FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 10/14/2022
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Board chair

Chuck Stout

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

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Gender identity
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The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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