The Bridgeport High School Alumni and Friends Foundation was formed in 1996 and began awarding scholarships in 1999. Through increased fundraising efforts and generous alumni and friends, the Foundation has steadily increased the amount of scholarship money available for BHS seniors. In 1999, two scholarships totaling $500 were awarded. In 2011, the Foundation funded 12 scholarships worth over $18,000. A list of past scholarship winners can be found under the scholarships tab on this site.
Fundraising efforts include our annual spring strawberry sale and the year-round sale of BHS clothing and memorabilia. The strawberry sale began in 2004. Alice Rowe suggested the fundraiser after learning of Morgantown High's successful sale. Mike Corder became strawberry chairman. Over $2,800 was raised that first year, and the sale has increased in size and success since that time. Strawberry delivery day is traditionally the Thursday before Mother's Day. Deliveries and pick-up sales are coordinated at the concession stand at Wayne Jamison Field.
In 2007, the Foundation initiated the BHS Alumni and Friends Foundation Hall of Fame to recognize deserving individuals who have made their mark in the world through their profession, their service, and their generosity. The inductees are honored at a dinner that is held at the school every fall. Inductees' pictures are displayed on the Wall of Fame outside the school's auditorium. A list of inductees, along with a picture and a brief bio can be found under the Hall of Fame tab on this site. By honoring individuals each year, the Foundation hopes the Hall of Fame inspires students and others to go forward and to give back with great purpose.