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Flexible seating for elementary students is just one of the initiatives that your gifts made possible last year.

The benefits of year-end giving

Making a gift by December 31st is a great way to support the charities you care about, and receive a tax-benefit at the same time. When you make a year-end donation to the BEF you help us to support Bexley students, teachers and schools, and you help reduce your taxable income if you itemize deductions. Read More

Joel Goldman and fellow honoree Sue Ramsey show off their Distinguished Alumni awards

Distinguished Alumnus fights the spread of HIV

As the managing director of the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF), Joel Goldman, BHS ’81, moves easily in the celebrity world of Los Angeles. But it’s his Bexley roots that laid the foundation for his work connecting celebrities to important causes, Goldman said last month as he accepted a Distinguished Bexley Alumni Award. He was Read More


Dedicated space will help children self-calm

Sometimes, the students Montrose Intervention specialist Katie Roslovic teaches need a break from the classroom—but in the past, there was not a dedicated safe space for students to be left alone. Stations had been created in the hallway with materials, purchased with a 2014 BEF grant, aimed at helping students regulate their behavior and emotions. Read More


Bexley Alumni Association welcomes Class of 2017

Life-size Jenga, human hamster balls, corn hole, a photo station with props and free lunch from two food trucks were on the agenda when the Bexley High School Alumni Association (which was merged under the umbrella of BEF in 2015) hosted the first-ever Senior Celebration Day for the Class of 2017. The event was held Read More


Eighth graders engage Kindergartners in service

A grant from BEF’s Youth Philanthropy Program (YPP) helped Bexley Middle School students to expand the impact of a day of community service by engaging Kindergartners and partnering with Ronald McDonald House. In 2016, eighth graders in BMS’s “Make a Difference” club spent a school-wide service-learning day teaching French and Spanish to Kindergartners at Cassingham. Read More

An artist's rendering of the planned improvements at Cassingham playground

BEF Announces Spring Grants

New playground equipment, Shakespearean costumes for English classes, and a mobile recording studio are just some of the educational enhancements that will be funded next school year, thanks to $32,806 in classroom grants approved by the BEF Board of Governors earlier this month. BEF grants, awarded in two rounds each year, are made possible through Read More

Honoree Barbara Giller (left) was congratulated by Linda S. Kass, for whom the award was named.

Barb Giller, education advocate, honored

Barbara Giller grew up in Shelby, Ohio, but she says she is most definitively “a Bexley person” —and her volunteer record bears this out. Mrs. Giller served on the Bexley Board of Education from 1990 to 2001. In 2002 she joined the BEF Board of Governors and served until 2011. (Her husband, Gary chaired the Read More

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Exploring Robotics at Maryland

“Dear Mr. Vincent,” the email began. “We think Maryland should start a robotics club. We would like you to teach it for us. We think you are the best teacher for this job. This is because you are always talking about us being the engineers of the future.” The email from three fifth grade Maryland Read More


Holocaust Scholar discusses liberation narratives

Dr. Adam Seipp, a Texas A&M professor of history whose research focuses on war and social change in modern Germany, visited Bexley High School earlier this month to speak to students and residents about his research as the 2017 Bexley High School Holocaust Scholar-in-Residence. Dr. Seipp visited social studies classes and gave an evening presentation Read More


Grants fund computers, cameras for yearbook

Bexleo‘s student staff have new high-capacity work stations and three new specialty cameras to aid in production of the yearbook, thanks to a pair of BEF grants awarded in spring and fall of 2016. A $5,642 grant awarded last spring covered the cost of five new computer work stations where students can edit photos and work Read More