The Berlin Family Educational Foundation was established in 1995 as a private charitable foundation, which afforded our family an opportunity to give back to our community. In fact, it has become an opportunity to “invest” in the future of our community.
At its inception the purpose of the foundation was twofold. Our first mission was to provide college scholarships to graduating seniors who resided in Willoughby Hills and attended either Willoughby South High our other private high schools.
The second objective was to recognize Teacher Excellence. The Foundation has grown and the Trustees have agreed through the years to redefine our objectives. In the past few years, we have created a grant program for teachers for innovative classroom programming. Interested educators write grant proposals, which are then reviewed by the Trustees and awarded at the beginning of the academic year.
The Trustees have agreed to expand the scholarship opportunities beyond the Willoughby South community and now accept applications from North High School, Brush High School and Portland Waldorf High School.
The Trustees review the applications of highly motivated qualified young people who have exhibited the ability to balance the challenges of academic achievement, community involvement, volunteerism, hobbies, outside interests and co-curricular activities.
The mission of the Berlin Family Education Foundation is to invest in the future of our communities by providing financial support for educational opportunities to deserving youth, adults and organizations.
The Foundation focuses its funding on college scholarships awarded to qualified high school students, grants for innovative teacher programming and community education initiatives.
The Foundation strives to encourage philanthropy through example.
Next Generation Trustees
The trustees of the Berlin Family Education Foundation now covers three generations. Please welcome the newest generation of trustees.