Author Archive | Jennifer McGhee


Spring 2023 Grants and Endowment Awards

Thanks to generous community support, the Foundation’s Board of Governors at its May 17 meeting approved over $40,000 in grant requests this spring funding cycle. The grants will support teacher and school community-initiated projects and programs. These projects include: $18,000 to support the purchase of shade structures to be erected over playground areas at Montrose Read More


2023 Bexley Educator of the Year

We are excited that Helma Groot BHS Art Teacher, is this year’s Bexley Educator of the Year. The surprise announcement was made in her classroom on May 12 by a group that included high school and district leaders, parents, community members and her teaching peers.  Groot is a graduate of Columbus College of Art and Read More

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BRAVO! 2023

We had an awesome dance party at BRAVO! to kick off our 40th anniversary year. The Valley Dale Ballroom was decked out in classic 80’s style on April 22 for an evening of retro fun – and so were the guests! More than 300 BRAVO! attendees enjoyed silent auction shopping, fun games, a raffle, photobooth Read More


BRAVO! Deadline Approaching

The Bexley Education Foundation will celebrate its 40th anniversary with an awesome 80’s party on Saturday, April 22 from 7:00 to 11:00pm at the Valley Dale Ballroom. Thanks to an amazing planning committee Valley Dale will be decked out in classic 80’s style for an evening of retro fun.  Time is running out to purchase Read More

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Seal of Biliteracy

Thanks to a Foundation grant, all AP BHS World Language students as well as those in levels 4 and 5, and native speakers will be taking the STAMP test on April 25th in order to have the opportunity to earn the Seal of Biliteracy. This will be the first time that students who speak another Read More

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Gearing Up For Graduation

In 2015 the Bexley High School Alumni Association came under the umbrella of the Bexley Education Foundation. Since that time the Foundation has celebrated the graduation of each class and sought ways to strengthen connections between alumni, with current students and with the Bexley Schools.  The Bexley High School Senior Recognition event will be held Read More

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Students Benefit from Teacher Mini-Grants

Since 2018 the Bexley Education Foundation has offered teachers across the district the ability to apply for mini-grants (one per school year). The grant award amount increased from $500 to $1,000 in 2020 to assist with challenges brought on by the pandemic. Mini grants support special classroom projects, learning activities and enhancements.


Nominate a Bexley Educator

Now is the time to nominate an individual Bexley educator (teacher, staff member or administrator) for the 2023 Bexley Educator of the Year Award. The award, sponsored by the Bexley Education Foundation and funded by the Gick Family Fund at the Columbus Jewish Foundation, has been given annually for the past 27 years. A list Read More

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BRAVO! It’s an 80’s Party

Dress in your best 80’s outfit or come as you are and join your friends, neighbors and fellow community members for a great time at BRAVO! The Bexley Education Foundation will celebrate its 40th anniversary with an awesome 80’s party on Saturday, April 22 at the Valley Dale Ballroom. DJ Mark Dantzer will start spinning Read More

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Students Love Grantmaking

Bexley High School students in the Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Program spent this past fall learning from Columbus area nonprofit leaders and then used that knowledge to make grant awards to support needs identified by staff and students within the middle school and high school.   2022-2023 Youth Philanthropy Grants $2,000 to support an after-school program for Read More