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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

Inductees Kevin Seckel ‘90, Charlotte Myers ‘11, Marie Ridgeway ‘84, Jodie Bauman ‘88 (not pictured Sam McCandlish ‘60)

Generations of Bexley athletes welcome five new Hall of Famers

Five new members were inducted into the Bexley High School Athletic Hall of Fame on January 7 in an event that celebrated athletes who achieved outstanding success in a wide range of sports at different eras. The inductees played tennis, football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer and track and field and graduated from Bexley as long Read More


Author Woodson speaks to all ages

Celebrated author Jacqueline Woodson shared some of her many stories with residents of all ages from Bexley and beyond on December 1, when the 2014 National Book Award winner spent a day here as Bexley Community Book Club’s ninth Selected Author. During the school day, Woodson addressed three packed student assemblies—over 1,500 students—and moved adroitly Read More


Say “Cheers to 100 years!” at BRAVO!

Bexley City Schools are 100 years old this year, and we hope you will join us to mark the occasion at BRAVO! The BEF’s signature fundraising event will be held on Saturday, March 4 from 7 to 11 p.m. at St. Charles Preparatory School. Tickets are $50 in advance or $75 at the door and Read More

Eric and Pam Hagely with sons Kyle Hagely (front) and Carter McClellan

Why We Joined: Pamela and Eric Hagely

Pamela Hagely is a big supporter of the Bexley schools. The treasurer of the Boosters and the co-chair of this fall’s successful campaign to pass a permanent improvement levy for school facilities maintenance and improvement, Hagely also supports the Bexley Education Foundation. Hagely is a certified public accountant and serves as the controller in charge Read More


Why We Give: Shauna and Mike Lehman

Shauna Steffy Lehman grew up in Bexley, attended Montrose Elementary and graduated from Bexley High School, so she feels it’s only natural to support the Bexley Education Foundation. Her husband Mike’s support, though, delights her. “I love that he’s so into supporting Bexley,” she says with a laugh. “I love it. He just does it Read More


BEF grants spark creativity, enhance technology and support teachers

Students in Cassingham Elementary art classes will soon be making their own video movie trailers, using five new classroom iPads funded by a $5,656 BEF grant that placed the technology in all three elementary art rooms. Students will learn about stop-action video, close-ups, and panning and zooming, using the tablets both to shoot and edit 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

The Darwins: Ross, Bev, Bob, Evan (photo courtesy of Beverly Darwin)

Bob Darwin’s Legacy in Bexley Schools

It’s not by chance that the BEF’s newest endowment fund honoring former Board Chair Bob Darwin will focus on support for the arts in the Bexley Schools. Bob was a radiologist with the soul of a musician, whose love of music and the arts played an enormous role in his life and that of his Read More


Join the Century Giving Club

The Bexley City Schools will celebrate its 100th birthday in 2017! To mark the occasion, the BEF has established the Century Giving Club. Participation is easy; by making a recurring monthly gift of $10 (or more) directly from your checking or savings account, you will help create a reliable source of financial support for the Foundation—ensuring Read More