Founded in 2000, The Blankner School Foundation’s mission is to provide the financial resources necessary to deliver a high-quality, world-class educational experience for all Blankner students. The Foundation believes that no Blankner teacher or student should lack the resources necessary to achieve this goal, regardless of public funding.
Blankner could not be the exceptional school it is without the support of its families and community. The needs of our students are changing. With your support, you enable us to change with them.
The parents of Blankner students make-up the Foundation Board. We welcome new families to our fundraising events throughout the year.
Support Blankner by purchasing a Legacy Sidewalk Brick. This will stay on Blankner's campus, symbolizing your continued support of our school.
Let me be the first to welcome you to the 2021-2022 year. I am sure each of you is looking forward to a school year that enables a return to normalcy, laughter, engagement and contains the incredible energy our Blankner K-8 school has to offer each student. Our Foundation cannot thank you enough for the patience and dedication you have shown over the last year.
This year, we have a great opportunity to genuinely engage our parents and families on the value of the Blankner Foundation. Additionally, PTSA and SAC, along with the Blankner Administration, have been highly collaborative throughout the summer to ensure we have a robust "Back to School" presence as partners and collaborators.
Our 2021-2022 fundraising goal is to restore our current operating budget and continue to support the STEAM Lab, the Living Lab, extracurricular activities such as clubs and drama, along with other significant initiatives as determined by the administration.
I am looking forward to my term as Blankner Foundation President, and please feel free to approach me with ideas, suggestions, or questions at any time throughout the year.
Arti Bhavsar, PharmD
Arti Bhavsar, President
Melissa Gross, Vice President
Janet Kafka Ray, Secretary
Jason Travers, Treasurer
Board of Directors
Dr. Robert Koch, Evan Landis, Ross Spence, Cliff Hendrickson, Corey Johns, Ken Mauldin, Karen Atkinson, David Hanna, Reid Wilburn, Andrew Searle, Bryan Heymann, Laura Archer, Daniel Gutierrez
The Blankner Foundation is a non-profit organization pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Your donation may qualify for an income tax deduction in accordance with Federal income tax laws.