Who We Are

Mission Statement: Investing today to reach the full potential of tomorrow.

Vision Statement: To foster an inclusive community of engaged learners, educators and alumni.

The Bexley Education Foundation was founded on the belief that excellent public schools are essential to the economic and social health of the communities they serve. To that end, BEF supports educational initiatives that enhance excellence in the Bexley City Schools. Since 1983, the BEF has channeled more than $6 million in private support to the Bexley Schools.

The BEF works in partnership with the Bexley City Schools to identify extraordinary learning opportunities for which tax dollars are not available.

The 26-member BEF Board of Governors includes representatives from the Bexley Board of Education, Bexley City Council, Bexley Schools Faculty, Capital University, Bexley Parents and Students.

The Foundation raises funds through its Annual Fund for Excellence campaign, special events, designated gifts including memorial contributions, and Alumni Piazza brick and paver sales. Additional revenue comes from investment income generated by individual endowment funds and an organizational endowment fund held at The Columbus Foundation.

The private dollars contributed annually to the BEF provide the means for making teacher mini-grants, classroom grants and district-wide Impact Grants. BEF grants enhance all areas of the curriculum and benefit students in grades K-12 in the Bexley Schools. During the 2019-2020 school year, the Foundation awarded over $7,000 in teacher mini-grants, $53,000 in classroom grants and made an Impact Grant of $250,00 to allow the School District to enter into a purchase plan for approximately 2,300 individual laptops as a way to accelerate the implementation of a 1:1 student device program.

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