Ballston Spa Education Foundation (Ballston Spa, NY)


  • Name:Ms. Cheryl Sovern

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Ballston Spa Education Foundation
  • Address:P.O. Box 276
    Ballston Spa, NY 12020
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:518-269-9534

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User Email


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  • Mission:
  • The Ballston Spa Education Foundation's mission is to raise funds and distribute resources for educational enrichment which are outside the realm of the daily operational needs of the Ballston Spa School District. In so doing, the Foundation is committed to providing students with technologies, programs, supplies and educational programming which may provide them with a competitive edge intellectually, emotionally, physically, and socially, while also encouraging individual talents and abilities. These opportunities are ones which would not be included in most school budgets.

  • Overview:
  • BSEF is comprised of 100% unpaid, volunteer board members who collaborate on fundraising and distributing funds for approved items and programs. Requests for technology, supplies, programming and other educational items are submitted twice a year and a designated BSEF committee reviews each request and approves those which support the mission of the Foundation. The committee is independent of the district and does not work in conjunction with any school administrators in determining which requests to approve.

  • History:
  • The BSEF was created in 1996 by a group of community members who saw that the children in our district could benefit by being introduced to different arts, technology, school programming, etc., that the school budget could not finance. So, these volunteers got together and created what has been used a model for other area educational foundations which also operate independent of the school districts.

  • Year established:1996
  • Endowment:Unknown

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Martina Bantham - Treasurer
    Credit Union Branch Manager
    State Farm Insurance – Malta, NY
    Board member since 2003

    Ellen Mottola – Secretary/Membership
    Executive Administrative Assistant
    Ballston Spa Business & Professional Assoc –
    Ballston Spa, NY
    Board member since 2003

    James Curley, CEO
    Mountain Media – Saratoga, NY
    (Ecommerce Development Company)
    Board member since 2006

    Erik LaChance
    Agency Field Specialist
    State Farm Insurance - Malta, NY
    Board member since 2007

    Kim Lambert
    Head of Imprintable Sportswear Division
    Walton Sports – Saratoga Springs, NY
    Board member since 2007

    Laurie Sickles – Vice Chair
    Director, Special Interest Groups
    Perillo Tours – Woodcliff Lake, NJ
    Board member since 2007

    Cheryl Sovern, Esq.
    Labor & Employment Attorney/Partner
    DuCharme Clark & Sovern – Clifton Park, NY
    Board member since 2007

    Susan Filburn
    Associate Budget Analyst
    NY State Division of Budget – Albany, NY
    Board member since 2009

    Stephan Scribner
    Certified Financial Planner
    Ballston Spa National Bank (BSNB) –
    Ballston Spa, NY
    Board member since 2010

    Betsy Seplowitz
    Union College – Schenectady, NY
    Board Member since 2010

    Tim Bantham
    State Farm Insurance – Malta, NY
    Board member since 2011

    Don Hillmann, Esq.
    Commercial Attorney
    Couch, White LLP – Albany, NY
    Board member since 2011

    Jodi Brimhall
    Social Studies Teacher
    Ballston Spa Middle School
    Board member since 2012

    Kathy Constantine
    Elementary School teacher
    Malta Avenue School
    Board member since 2012

    Mike Potter
    High School teacher
    Ballston Spa High School
    Board member since 2013

    Student representatives:
    Robbie Schmitz
    Ballston Spa High School

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Kelly Pilkey - Chair
    Manager of Grant Funded Health Education
    Glens Falls Hospital – Glens Falls, NY
    Board member since 2009


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:16-1521042

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:161521042
  • Organization Address:PO BOX 276
  • Organization City:BALLSTON SPA
  • Organization State:NY
  • Organization Zip:12020-0276
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:August, 1997
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):994, 922
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code, Endowment fund or financial services
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2017
  • Filing Requirement Category:02 (990 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $25,000 per year)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:T70
  • Asset Amount:$0
  • Asset Code:
  • Income Amount:$0
  • Income Code:
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$0
  • Last Updated:3/21/2018 7:24:18 pm

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