Author Archive | Jennifer McGhee

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Welcome Back BRAVO!

After a two-year absence, BRAVO! returned on Saturday, March 26, 2022. The Bexley Education Foundation’s largest fundraising event was held in the Walter Commons area of St. Charles which was beautifully transformed with covered book table centerpieces and balloons that stretched toward the ceiling and clustered over a lighted Bexley sign.  Guests were able sample Read More


2022 Holocaust Scholar

On April 6, Bexley High School students in the Holocaust Seminar course taught by Nancy Mallory had the chance to hear from Dr. Jeffrey Veidlinger, professor of History and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. Dr. Veidlinger’s recent book In the Midst of Civilized Europe: The Pogroms of 1918-1921 and the Onset of the Read More

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You’re Not Alone

Mental health advocate, college success coach and author of the book You’re Not Alone, Zach Westerbeck will speak at the Bexley Public Library on Wednesday, April 27 from 6:00-7:00pm. The event is co-hosted by the Bexley Education Foundation and the Bexley Community Foundation and is free thanks to generous underwriters. Westerbeck, who suffered from deep Read More

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Students Shine as Grantmakers

Bexley High School students in the BEF’s Youth Philanthropy Program (YPP) spent this past fall learning from Columbus area nonprofit leaders about how their organizations both seek and make philanthropic grants. Using that knowledge, they then connected with peers, teachers and counselors to identify needs within the high school that could be addressed with YPP Read More

2021 Bexley EOY

Nominate a Bexley Educator

Nominate an individual Bexley educator (teacher, staff member or administrator) for the 2022 Glick Family Bexley Educator of the Year Award. A nomination requires one letter of support in addition to the nominator’s narrative. The award has been given annually for the past 26 years. Recipients receive a crystal apple and a $1,000 cash award. Read More

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Countdown to BRAVO!

In less than five days the Bexley Education Foundation will host BRAVO! 2022 on Saturday March 26 from 7:00 to 11:00pm at St. Charles Preparatory School Walters Commons Area. Proceeds from the event fund teacher-initiated grants, Bexley School District priorities and educational programs that impact Bexley students of all ages.  The BRAVO! online silent auction Read More


BEF Grants in Action

Thanks to the generosity of donors to the Bexley Education Foundation, Bexley students of all ages are hearing from and interacting with amazing authors. BEF grants funded the recent virtual visits by children’s book author Minh Le and the in-person visit of YA author, Jason Reynolds. Le, the winner of the 2019 Asian Pacific American Read More

2021 Bexley EOY

2022 Bexley Educator of the Year Nominations

Nominate an individual educator (teacher, staff member or administrator) for the 2022 Glick Family Bexley Educator of the Year Award. Starting last year we simplified the process so that the nomination requires only one letter of support, in addition to the nominator’s narrative (rather than two letters of support as in past years). The award Read More



BRAVO! 2022 will be held on Saturday, March 26 2022 from 7:00 to 11:00pm in the Walter Common Area of St. Charles Preparatory School. For those who feel comfortable gathering together, there will be tasting stations from local restaurants and caterers, cash bars with a signature drink, live music from the Big Rockin Blues Band, Read More

Call for 2022 Educator of the Year Nominations

The BEF is excited to honor one of our amazing Bexley teachers again this spring for their hard work and dedication to our students .  The deadline for nominating an outstanding Bexley educator for the 2022 Bexley Educator of the Year award is Friday, April 1, 2022. The winner will receive a $1,000 cash award Read More