Bartholomew Consolidated School Foundation : Foundation hires new coordinator

As a mother with two students in the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. district, Angie Emmitt is no stranger to raising children. However, in her new role at the Bartholomew Consolidated School Foundation (BCSF), Emmitt is taking on a slightly different task — helping raise funds for children.

Emmitt began working as the foundation’s community development coordinator in early June. Her work includes assisting with kick-off of its Star Campaign, she said. She will also be fostering relationships with businesses and community members, as well as “teaching them what our foundation is here for and what we do.”

BCSF’s mission statement is to support the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. “by promoting awareness and philanthropy for programs that help students achieve educational excellence.”

Before being hired by the foundation, Emmitt worked with Columbus Regional Health for 16 years. She was with Columbus Pediatrics for 14 years and then moved into a management role with Family and Internal Medicine.

Emmitt’s son is an incoming freshman at North, and her daughter will be a fifth grader at CSA Lincoln.

“I’m very passionate about children in our community and ways that I can give back to leave a legacy for our future,” Emmitt said.

She’s excited to be in her new role and said that even though she feels like there’s “a lot to learn,” she has “a lot of new ideas” to bring to the foundation.

BCSF Executive Director Suzi Bruin said that Emmitt will also be involved with a new school year sponsorship program. Through this program, corporations, businesses and families will be able to donate and be sponsors across multiple events throughout the school year, Emmitt said.

Emmitt and Bruin noted that upcoming foundation events include a Harlem Wizards basketball game on Nov. 7, a 5K on Nov. 14 and a trivia night in February.

“We’re going to be hitting the pavement hard, trying to find people to donate to those events,” Emmitt said.

The November game between the Wizards and the “BCSF Stars” (as Bruin called the local team) will actually be something of a rematch. The foundation brought in the Wizards for a fundraising game in 2017. Roberts and and former Indiana Fever star Tamika Catchings coached the local team, which was made up of players representing both schools and education-related organizations in the community.

The Harlem Wizards describes itself as a “show basketball entity delivering wildly successful fundraiser events for schools and nonprofits.”

“It’s a lot of entertainment, but it’s a way for our community to see our educators as well, having fun and doing anything for our kids and teachers,” Bruin said.

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