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BRAVO! goes to Bexley and beyond

BRAVO! 2018 blasted off at the Walter’s Commons Area at St. Charles on Saturday, April 14 with 500 guests and 298 silent auction items including 48 children’s art creations. When the smoke cleared from the landing over $120,000 had been raised for the Bexley Education Foundation with over $74,000 in sponsorship support and a new Read More


Blast off to the future of Bexley at BRAVO!

The Bexley Education Foundation is looking toward the future this year at BRAVO!, the Foundation’s major annual fundraising event. Funds raised at BRAVO! support programs and projects that enrich the educational experience for students in the Bexley City Schools. BRAVO! Committee Chair, Leslie McBride, is excited that BRAVO! has some new features for guests to Read More

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Get Onboard – BRAVO blasts off in April

There are a lot of great ways to support the Bexley City School District, but BRAVO!, the Bexley Education Foundation’s premier fundraising event, is one of the best. This year, BRAVO! will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Saint Charles Preparatory School from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.—a big change from past years’ when Read More

The 2017 BRAVO! Committee: Front Row L to R: Marissa Nelson, Leslie McBride, Jessica Saad, Lindsay Goodman
Not pictured: Lisa Thiergartner, Jennifer Avoli, Melissa Bedolla, Tricia Gockstetter. Back Row L to R: Martha McKitrick, Laura Daugherty, Lauren Rubin, Kelsy Harr, Heather Kabler, Abby Braun

BRAVO! looks to the future

Last spring, the BEF’s annual BRAVO! fundraising event celebrated Bexley’s past, marking the school district’s 100th birthday. This time around, says event chair Leslie McBride, BRAVO! will turn its gaze to the future. “We celebrated what happened, and now we’re going to celebrate what’s yet to come,” said McBride, whose children are in first and Read More

Jaliyah Martin, Nya Harris, Anna Old and Maggie Butler were among the Bexley cheerleaders who braved the cold to greet guests at BRAVO!

BRAVO! celebrates century mark

More than 600 parents, alumni, faculty, staff and community members attended BRAVO! on March 4, kicking off the centennial year of the Bexley City School District. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, ticket purchasers, auction donors, bidders and food sponsors, BRAVO! is expected to net over $110,000 to support programs that will enhance the education Read More

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BRAVO! bidding goes high tech

For the first time ever, bidding for BRAVO! silent auction items, including the artwork created by Bexley students, will be conducted online. Go online now to view such auction items as the birdhouse created by Ms. White’s Kindergarten Class at Montrose, a year’s worth of Donato’s Pizza, a JCC membership, a Bexley street sign, or Read More

BRAVO! 2017 Committee

BRAVO! to feature mobile bidding

BRAVO! is going paperless! Silent auction shoppers at BEF’s annual BRAVO! fundraiser in March will have a new way to bid: on their cell phones. Mobile bidding will streamline the auction process and make it more fun. Partygoers who register their credit card either before or at the event will be able to set automatic, Read More

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BRAVO! 2017 set to be most interesting year yet

Volunteers are moving forward with plans for BRAVO!, BEF’s oldest and largest fundraising event, to be held on Saturday, March 4 from 7 to 11 p.m. at St. Charles Prep. Come for a fabulous evening of food, wine and fundraising fun to support excellence in the Bexley City Schools. This year introduces mobile bidding as we celebrate the Read More


BRAVO! sponsorships reach new high

The BEF’s annual BRAVO! fundraiser was held March 5 at St. Charles Prep. Sponsorships provide a large portion of funds raised each year at BRAVO!, and this year, sponsorships hit a new high of $87,000. Fifteen generous food sponsors provided tempting tasting stations, and happy bidders took home a huge array of purchases from our silent auction, Read More

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BEF launches “TEXT for STEM” at BRAVO!

One hundred BRAVO! attendees pledged $4,555 in just over an hour this past Saturday at BRAVO! to support district-wide STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs and projects. They pledged by texting “STEM $[donation amount]  [donor name]” to 56412. The initiative will continue through May 31 with a goal of raising $10,000. Anyone can make a pledge at any Read More