BERLIN- Brad Hastings, one of the four Principals of the Becker Morgan Group, Architecture and Engineering firm in Salisbury, recently presented a $2500 check to the Worcester County Education Foundation (WCEF). Hastings noted that Becker Morgan is proud to support excellence in education. The firm has benefited from Worcester County’s Blue Ribbon public school system. “We’ve hired a number of students who graduated from our schools, went away to college, excelled in Architecture and returned to fill positions at our firm. It’s what every community hopes for. Providing a good education during the formative years increases the odds of a student returning home, with the ability to give back to their community.”
The WCEF was established about three years ago as a 501(c)3 non-profit. The idea was to establish a proactive partnership between the community and the public school system by linking community resources with the educational needs of its students to prepare them to succeed. Local businesses and individuals have Championed education with donations to the WCEF. Current goals include accelerating the purchase and distribution of Digital Devices for K-12, so every student has equal access to a World Class education. In addition, teachers are supported through annual grants, funds are also set aside to provide financial assistance to students in need and money is being raised to set up a $1million endowment, which will provide perpetual funding for future needs.
No donation is too small. So far the WCEF has raised over $550,000 and has distributed over $40,000, funding the purchase of digital tools for students and awarding a number of teacher grants. Anyone wishing to help the WCEF meet its $1 million endowment goal may call 410-632-5076.
Pictured Left to Right: Brad A. Hastings, Principal at the Becker Morgan Group, Todd Ferrante, WCEF Chair and Lou Taylor, Superintendent, WCPS