Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Educational Foundation

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Academic Excellence
at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School since 1995

Thanks to our generous donors!

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Foundation’s March Event Celebrates 20 Years of “Building a Better School Together”

March 23, 2015
More than 100 people attended the B-CC High School Educational Foundation’s annual “Evening of Wine, Chocolate & Cheese” on March 12, a community event celebrating the Foundation’s 20-year history of supporting the students and staff at B-CC, and thanking all the donors who have made – and continue to make – it all possible.

The B-CC community demonstrated an enormous show of support for the event, which was on the same night as the boys’ basketball team’s state semifinal game, with a surge in online donations in response to the Foundation’s fundraising campaign that evening. Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of its donors, the Foundation was able to meet its goal. The money raised will go toward funding the Foundation’s Campaign for Academic Excellence at B-CC.

At the event, following presentations of citations honoring the Foundation’s 20th anniversary from U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen and Montgomery County Council member Roger Berliner, Foundation President Matt Gandal and Assistant Principal Marjorie Lope spoke about the importance of the Foundation to the school.

Please check out the video  
B-CC High School Educational Foundation – 20th Anniversary, shot by Michael Pollak of C2C Media Group, as well as the photos, taken by Bill Mills, B-CC Class of 1958, for highlights of the event.

B-CC IB Film and Media Student to Screen “To Change” at the White House

On March 20, 2015, President Obama will host the second-annual White House Student Film Festival. Among his guests will be a team of IB Film and media studies students from B-CC: Jiefu “Jeff” Fan, Josephine Ullman, Maksym “Max” Rykov, and Leo Duch, all class of 2016. Their film, “To Change,” was one of fifteen student videos from around the country chosen as “Official Selections” and will be screened in East Room of the White House, which will be transformed into a movie theater. The event runs from 1:00 to 5:00 and will be streamed live on For more information about the film festival visit

The More You Chip In, the More We All Win!


Attend our Annual Fundraiser

Tonight, March 12, from 7:00-9:00 P.M.

at the Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase, 7931 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase

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We need to raise $10,000!!!

All money raised goes directly to academic support programs for B-CC students

Every $30 provides another student access to TAP

Every $100 provides a student access to Summer Academy

Please Join Us at Our Ninth Annual Wine, Chocolate and Cheese Community Fundraiser


invites you to
with “heavy” hors d’oeuvres.

The event will highlight academic excellence at B-CC High School and the Foundation programs that help our students succeed.

When:    Thursday, March 12, 2015, 7-9pm

Where:   Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase, 7931 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, MD

RSVP by: Sunday, March 8, 2015

Tickets:   $50 per person (estimated ticket value $30)

To buy tickets or make a tax-deductible donation,

  • you may do so online, or
  • print the RSVP form and mail it with your check to B-CC HS Educational Foundation, P.O. Box 31209, Bethesda, MD 20824-1209.

View invitations (general or staff) for more information.

Questions: email

Long-time Foundation Supporter, The Chevy Chase Land Company, Has New Scholarship for Graduating B-CC HS Students

In commemorating its 125th anniversary, The Chevy Chase Land Company, a long-time Foundation supporter, announced this week that it is establishing a new, annual $5,000 scholarship to be awarded to a graduating B-CC High School student planning to pursue a career in architecture, engineering, or land use/ transportation planning. The new “CCLS Smart Growth Scholarship” is intended to support and prepare the next generation of professionals who will be planning and building healthy, environmentally sustainable, and connected communities.

According to the company’s press release, “The Land Company has been a long-time supporter of the B-CC High School Educational Foundation, and has already committed a total of $40,000 to help fund its efforts to ensure that every B-CC High School student can succeed academically. The Land Company’s additional sponsorship of the CCLC Smart Growth Scholarship reflects its ongoing commitment to supporting young people in the local community.

The CCLC Smart Growth Scholarship application is available at Application deadline is April 3, 2015.

Campaign for Academic Excellence

At the start of the 2014-15 school year, the Foundation launched its Campaign for Academic Excellence, a continuum of year-round integrated academic support programs that promote high academic standards and success for all students at B-CC High School. The campaign comprises a mix of the Foundation's traditional programs with some exciting new initiatives to help students after school, at lunch, during class time, as well as in the summer. Find out more.

Twenty Years of Partnership with B-CC High School

The Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Educational Foundation was established in 1995 during a time of declining enrollment and deteriorating facilities at B-CC High School. The Foundation took on the charge to help improve school facilities, raise academic rigor, and re-engineer B-CC for the 21st Century.

Over the course of twenty years, the Foundation has raised more than $2.3 million to support academic excellence at B-CC High School:

With new programs and a newly modernized facility that was completed in February 2002, B-CC's enrollment, reflecting community confidence in the school, has been increasing steadily ever since:

The generosity of alumni, parents, faculty, students, businesses, and community members has made it possible for the Foundation to fund innovative academic support programs that promote high academic standards and support success for all B-CC students. In the process, the Foundation helped bring several "firsts" to B-CC High School:

•  an open-access     International     Baccalaureate program     in 1996

•  a Summer Academy     program in 1999

•  CollegeTracks in 2002

•  TAP, an after-school     academic support     program staffed by B-CC     teachers, in 2003

•  a Cyber Café in 2003

•  a technology-based     Language Lab in 2004