Looking for a great place to eat tomorrow, May 22?
Try the Tyler Point Grille and benefit the Barrington Education Foundation at the same time.
It’s another “BEF Night” at the popular Barrington restaurant on Barton Avenue, according to the education foundation. Buy a dinner there or get takeout and 10 percent of the night’s proceeds go to the education foundation.
The partnership with the restaurant is a supplement to BEF’s existing fundraisers, according to the foundation. Tuesday's "BEF Night" is the fourth one scheduled by the restaurant.
BEF has raised and awarded more than $860,000 to Barrington schools since it was founded in 1992. It helps pay for programs, technology and materials through an annual grant cycle.
Nearly 100 percent of the money BEF raises goes to the schools, according to the foundation. It provides a direct benefit to enrich students in every grade and school in Barrington.
Money is raised primarily through its two major fundraisers, the Rubber Ducky Race in the fall and the town-wide telethon in the spring. Individual donors, sponsors, businesses and the United Way also provide support.
BEF also is holding a special "Spotlight on the Arts" fundraising event on June 15 to benefit the auditorium stage at the high school.