Endowment Funded Programs

The Bexley Education Foundation implements several endowment-funded programs each year.

Last year because of generous support of Foundation donors:

  • 1,000 Bexley students were impacted by BEF enrichment programs

Thomas A. Boster, PhD Fund for Bexley Operation Respect

Funds anti-bullying efforts and programs designed to create a caring school climate in which all members feel safe, respected and included.

Bexley High School Alumni Endowment Fund

Honors the memory of Barbara Babbitt Hysell, long-time BHSAA secretary, and supports three annual scholarship awards for Bexley High School seniors.

Bob Darwin Memorial Endowment for the Arts

Bob Darwin Memorial Endowment for the Arts

This fund honors the memory of former BEF Board Chair, Bob Darwin, and his love of the arts. It supports programming as well as financial assistance for school sponsored trips/tours for students in the performing arts.

R.L. Stine Creative Writing Fund

Established in 1996 by BHS Alumnus and best-selling Goosebumps author R.L. Stine, this fund supports creative writing programs and projects for elementary age students.

Dr. Judah Folkman (Class of 1950) Scientist-in-Residence Fund

This fund aims to inspire high school students about exciting opportunities in the sciences by bringing world-renown scientists into high school science classes.

Pete Grimes “Just Do It” Fund

For nine years this endowment funded the Leadership Bexley program for BHS sophomores and juniors. The fund currently supports the Leadership Course at Bexley High School

Barbara & David Brandt Family Read for Life

Supports annual programs at the Bexley Public Library and in the Bexley City Schools that encourage reading and love of books.

Rhodena Masys Memorial Endowment Fund

This fund honors the memory of Rhodena Masys who taught Home Economics at Bexley High School from 1975-2008. It provides two annual scholarships and an annual award to the BHS Family Consumer Science Department.

Sandra Montgomery, Class of ’55, Memorial Endowment Fund

Honors the memory of BHS Alumna Sandra Montgomery and recognizes the influence that her English teacher, Antoinette Barr had on her and her classmates. The fund provides for an annual scholarship award to an outstanding English student.

John & JoAnn Rohyans Sustainability Initiative Fund

This fund supports projects that teach sound ecological practices to effect positive environmental change.