Established in 1954, BASAF was the inspiration of Mario Tonon, then Principal of Brunswick High School. Early growth of the Fund can be attributed primarily to contributions from local businesses and fund-raising activities by students. Continued growth in later years resulted from a combination of sound fiscal management and donations of many amounts from individuals and estates. Significant contributions have come from the Estates of George D. Senter, Marion McKenney Booker, Emery W. Booker, Edward S. Lanciani, Emile Bouchard and Adrienne Bouchard. BASAF is grateful to all who have contributed in furtherance of its mission.