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 25-member BEF Board of Governors includes representatives from the Bexley Board of Education, Bexley City Council, Bexley Schools Faculty, Capital University, PTO Council and Bexley High School Student Council.

The Foundation raises funds through its Annual Fund for Excellence campaign, BRAVO! event, 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 2018-2019 school year, the Foundation awarded over $12,000 in teacher mini-grants, $69,000 in classroom grants and made an Impact Grant of $115,000 to support district-wide social-emotional learning initiatives and increase student access to technology.

Watch our 2017 end of the year video, “BEF A Year in Review

See “What’s Paw-sible” thanks to donors like you.

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Operations Manager Job Description