Archive | Youth Philanthropy Program


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

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Student grantmakers award funds

On a recent afternoon, BHS math teacher Jason Willcoxon stood before a group of students, just as he does every day. This time was different, though. “Oh, I’m nervous, holy smokes!” he said. Willcoxon wasn’t teaching; he was making a request. The students were part of BEF’s Youth Philanthropy Program (YPP), tasked with disbursing up to Read More

Dan Sharpe of the Columbus Foundation, Shannon Morgan from PNC, and Rachel Stukey of the Eight Keys Foundation, shared insights with members of BEF's Youth Philanthropy Program.

Student funders hear from foundation leaders

Student grantmakers in BEF’s Youth Philanthropy Program (YPP) had a chance recently to learn about the similarities and differences between community, corporate and family foundations. Student participants heard from Dan Sharpe, Community Research & Grants Management Officer for The Columbus Foundation, Shannon Morgan, Client & Community Relations Director for PNC, and Rachel Stukey, Director of Read More

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High-altitude balloon launch blends research and art

Members of the Project LEO (Lions Entering Orbit) team gathered recently at Bexley High School over pizza to celebrate their successful high-altitude balloon launch, take a first look at some of the data they’d gathered, and watch a video of the helium balloon’s May 2 journey into inner space. “You see that thin layer?” asked Read More


Girls rock robotics

BHS sophomore Anna Martin dreams of becoming an oncologist, and she sees her participation in the school’s robotics team as perfectly aligned with that goal. “I volunteer at Children’s Hospital and I see every child there hooked up to a machine,” she says. “Technology is a growing part of medicine.” Junior Hannah Fetters doesn’t picture herself Read More

A $30,000 grant will support high-quality photo equipment for the BHS Yearbook, Bexleo.

BEF announces $89,905 in classroom grants

Science, technology, music, fine arts and cross-cultural learning are just some of the curriculum areas that will be impacted by Bexley Education Foundation grants this school year. The BEF Board of Governors in its January 28 meeting approved $89,905 in classroom grants to support excellence in the Bexley City Schools. Of that total, $4,600 was Read More