The Bexley Education Foundation implements several endowment-funded programs each year as well as the Bexley Community Book Club initiative.

Last year because of generous support of Foundation donors:

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

Bexley Operation Respect

Thomas A Boster PhD Endowment

Supported by the Thomas A. Boster, PhD Endowment for Bexley Operation Respect, this initiative funds speakers, presentations and programs for students, teachers and parents designed to foster a caring school climate in which all members feel safe, respected and included.

Bexley Community Book Club

Not Endowed

The Bexley Community Book Club (BCBC) is a program of the Bexley Eudcation Foundation that promotes lifelong learning and reading among students and adults in Bexley and across central Ohio. The program supports a sustained exploration of the works of a single author through events held during the school year and culminates with the author’s visit to Bexley.

Bexley Educator Of The Year

Glick Family Endowment

Sponsored by the BEF, and funded by the Glick Family Endowment for the BEF at the Columbus Jewish Foundation, a $1,000 cash award is presented at the annual Education Appreciation Banquet to a Bexley educator who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to students in the Bexley City Schools.

Creative Writing Program

R.L. Stine Endowment

Funds are made available annually from the endowment established by BHS Alumnus and Goosebumps author, R.L. Stine Endowment to support the appreciation of literature among elementary students in Bexley and inspire their creative writing abilities.

Dr. Judah Folkman Scientist-in-Residence

Science Endowment

This annual program, supported by the Dr. Judah Folkman (Class of 1950) Science Endowment Fund, aims to inspire Bexley High School students about the myriad of career opportunities available in the science field by bringing a highly regarded scientist(s) into high school science classrooms to speak about his/her special area of expertise.

Leadership Bexley 2014

Leadership Bexley

“Just Do It” Endowment

For nine years, the Pete Grimes “Just Do It” Endowment funded Leadership Bexley, a five-week, intensive leadership development program for Bexley High School sophomores and juniors. The program served as the catalyst for a leadership course offered for the first time in fall, 2014. The fund now supports special course materials and classroom resources .

Read for Life

The Barbara and David Brandt Family “Read for Life” Endowment was established in 2014 to fund programs at the Bexley Public Library for Bexley students who are emerging and struggling readers and to encourage reading as a pleasurable activity.

Sustainability Initiative

Sustainability Initiative Endowment

With input from science faculty from across the school district, the John and JoAnn Rohyans Sustainability Initiative Endowment supports student projects that teach sound ecological practices to effect positive environmental change. For several years, students constructed rain barrels that were then sold to community members. Starting in 2014, the Sustainability Initiative is focused on efforts to reduce waste across the school district, starting with the Cassingham Complex cafeteria.


Youth Philanthropy Program

Emerging Leaders Endowment

This student-led philanthropic grants making program is funded annually by the Charlene Morgan Emerging Leaders Endowment and board designated funds. Since the program’s inception in 2012, Bexley High School junior and senior grant makers have awarded nearly $6,000 to support high school teacher and student-initiated projects.