BVEF provides critical career-oriented services that connect our 11 member and 5 affiliate public school districts.  The goal is to develop the local workforce needs of the 21st century.  As a non-profit organization, all of our funding must be raised each year. The BVEF board of directors is comprised of local business and community leaders as well as superintendents and principals from some of our member school districts.  Sponsorships are a great way for a business to get its name into the communities and the schools.  We welcome the opportunity to meet with you to further explore your needs and to discuss our mission and programs.

Business Sponsorship Opportunities - 2019

  • Annual Blackstone Valley Business & Education Forum (Forum Major Sponsor $5,000):

Held each spring at Pleasant Valley Country Club, this is the primary event in the valley to convene educators, business leaders, and the legislative delegation.  Approximately 150 attendees participate in round-table discussions that establish goals for collaboration during the following academic year.  The program typically includes a keynote address and/or a keynote panel.  The major sponsor(s) will have a table display and sponsorship of four tables.

  • Event Sponsor: Your business can be listed as a major sponsor ($2,500) for any of the following:

*S.T.E.M. Conference at Tufts: 100 middle school students and their parents

*Blackstone Valley Youth Leadership Academy Graduation ceremony

*Manufacturing Month bus visits for students

*Jobs Fair to connect students with employers

*Professional development and training programs at businesses for teachers

  • Newsletter Sponsor:

*$1,000 to be the named sponsor of ONE of our four newsletters, which are widely distributed to the schools and community

*$3,000 to sponsor all FOUR newsletters

  • Donation: Any amount you wish to give to support BVEF’s overall mission in the Blackstone Valley will be greatly appreciated.

***For any questions, to schedule a meeting, or for more information on how to donate and/or sponsor one of BVEF’s initiatives, please contact




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Your investment makes it possible for students to learn about and experience future career opportunities and for BVEF to develop programming with partner schools and businesses to best prepare our students for tomorrow’s workforce.

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