History

 

The Brockbank Education Fund was founded in 1999 by Kay Brockbank Webber.  After spending 18 months in South Africa on an LDS mission, Kay became aware of the many needs of the communities in which she served.  It became clear to her that the greatest hope for the future of the area lay in the education of its young people.

The Fund is named for Kay's father, Isaac Brockbank, who believed emphatically in education for women as he supported the education of his nine daughters.  These daughters joined Kay in financing the first year of the fund, and continue to support the BEF today.  

 
 
Kay Brockbank Webber

Kay Brockbank Webber

 

How it works

The Brockbank Fund is administered by a local board (including 3 former students) in East London, South Africa.  The board receives the applications and interviews the candidates.This board and the Fund's director work very closely with the local schools, universities, and training facilities to ensure students receive the education and training they need to secure their futures.

Funds raised by the BEF are paid directly to the schools and each girl is reviewed every year by the board.  Every possible dollar of the donations is sent to South Africa. To help ensure sustainability, the students agree to do their best to repay the Brockbank Education Fund and their community when they can, and give others an opportunity to pursue their own dreams and better their society.

 

Contact

befcharity@gmail.com

BEF
PO Box 752
Crozet, VA 22932