Established in 1982 in response to devastating federal and state education budget cuts, the Burbank Educational Foundation was organized by a dedicated group of parents, community leaders and local business owners to enhance and supplement specific programs of the Burbank Unified School District.

The Burbank Educational Foundation (BEF) is committed to supporting science, engineering, robotics, student transportation and special programs. BEF donations support Outdoor Science School, maker spaces and teacher grants to promote science and arts related curriculum. The Burbank Educational Foundation seeks to support key programs that lack sufficient funding from Burbank Unified School District(BUSD). BEF communicates with Burbank’s schools, administrators, teachers, and students to help identify curriculum based needs and to further BUSD’s  goals of equity and excellence.

Foundation Board Members


Linda Rosen, President

Linda Matsumoto, Vice President

Annette Fiol, Treasurer

Elena Hubbell, Secretary

Jean Andrus, Financial Secretary