Many local non-profits like the Business Education Partnership are participating in "The Big Payback"

Apr 29, 2014 at 05:15 am by bryan

The Business Education Partnership Foundation (BEP) is participating in the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s “The Big Payback” on May 6th. The online donation system opens May 6th at 6 a.m., and closes at 6 a.m. on May 7th.

The Big Payback is an innovative tech-friendly twist on the conventional telethon; this quick and easy online fundraiser will enable supporters to fund their favorite nonprofit organizations.

Once the clock starts, anyone can visit and make donations to BEP during the 24-hour period.

BEP Foundation Executive Director Amelia Bozeman is enthusiastic about the opportunity.  “BEP is excited to participate in The Big Payback!  Thanks to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, friends of BEP Foundation can support our programs such as SPARK, STEM Factor, Counselors’ Leadership Institute, and the Summer Business Camp quickly and easily.  Your financial support will enable BEP to continue to help prepare students for the workforce through our programs for teachers, students, and guidance counselors,” she said.

Gifts from BEP supporters will be boosted with funds from sponsors of The Big Payback. BEP will vie for financial incentives and additional prizes through the online leader board, which will track donations in real time.

A $2,500 prize is awarded to organizations that have raised the most during each hour of the competition. In addition, at the end of the 24-hour event, there will be a grand prize winner of $7,500, a second place winner of $3,000, and third place winner of $1,500.

Throughout the event we ask that participants spread the word by hashtagging #BEP and #BigPayback. For more information, visit

The Business Education Partnership (BEP) Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization formed in 1988 with the help of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce. The BEP states as its mission:  “To foster interest in and to promote and support programs in public schools of the City of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County that will prepare students for the business world.” 

To learn more about the Business Education Partnership Foundation and its programs for teachers, guidance counselors, and students, visit, or call (615) 278-2008.

Source Information:

Amelia Bozeman, Executive Director
Business Education Partnership Foundation