The Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce Charitable Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization, was formed in 2013 to expand upon the long-held charitable interests of the Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC). The Foundation was established to build on the Chamber’s support for charitable and civic causes in Burlington and surrounding communities. In particular, The Foundation is committed to social justice initiatives and in supporting programs that provide education and resources to local children and families.
The BACC Charitable Partnership Program is an arm of the BACC’s Charitable Foundation. The BACC formed this program to serve as a conduit between area businesses and the charitable organizations that support the Burlington community. The program strives to raise awareness and funds to better Burlington and the surrounding communities. This past year’s partners consisted of the following organizations: Neurofibromatosis Northeast, HELPIS, Skate for the 22 Foundation, Burlington Youth & Family Services, Relay for Life of Burlington, Nashoba Learning Group, UDT-SEAL Association, and the Burlington Education Foundation. Each year, the BACC hosts a Black Tie Gala Benefit to celebrate the work of these organizations and recognize their service to our communities. The event also highlights the local businesses that generously support the needs of our partners. All proceeds from the Black Tie Gala Benefit are donated to the program partners.