Not even an all-night rain could dampen the spirits of those who attended the Bexley Education Foundation’s 2019 BRAVO! event on Saturday, March 30. The red carpet was rolled out to the hundreds of guests who braved the constant downpours to eat, drink and bid the night away.
The BRAVO! Committee, chaired by Jessica Saad, created a BEXceptional evening to support the Bexley City Schools. BHS Alumnus and WBNS 10 TV Reporter, Molly Brewer was on hand to greet guests at the red carpet photobooth. Twelve local restaurants and caterers provided great food options and Middle West Spirits concocted the BEXceptional cocktail.
The silent auction and auction of artwork created by Bexley students reached new heights with bidders at the event vying for items and competing against those who were bidding remotely.
The auction action was complemented by the music of the Big Rockin’ Blues Band whose members, many from Bexley, kept the crowd in a party mood. Net proceeds from the event are expected to be more than $135,000. Funds raised from BRAVO! support the mini-grants that the BEF makes to teachers, classroom grants and district-wide Impact Grants. To date, the BEF has channeled more than $5 million in private support to the Bexley City Schools.
Special thanks go to our Diamond Sponsor, Katie Wolfe-Lloyd & Clark Lloyd and Wolfe Associates; our Red Carpet Sponsor, Heather & Mickey Goldberg/Rite Rug; Platinum Sponsors, First Financial Bank, Dr. Noah Jones, Frank & Linda Kass, Melissa & Paul Lacroix, Jon & Karen Meyer, Joel & Julie Politi and the Shamansky Family, and our Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsors as well as our Patron Sponsors.
We are grateful to our Food Sponsors including Pistacia Vera for the “take-home” macrons, all those who donated and purchased auction items, everyone who purchased a ticket, our event volunteers, all the wonderful parents and teachers who supervised the creation of children’s art and everyone who helped ensure a successful BRAVO! including Emmy Mitchell, Donovan Designs and Nutis Press. We could not have done it without you!
SAVE THE DATE FOR BRAVO! 2020 ”“ MARCH 28, 2020!
Check out photos from BRAVO! 2019