Get Onboard – BRAVO blasts off in April

There are a lot of great ways to support the Bexley City School District, but BRAVO!, the Bexley Education Foundation’s premier fundraising event, is one of the best. This year, BRAVO! will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Saint Charles Preparatory School from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.—a big change from past years’ when the event was held in February or early March.

BRAVO! Chair Leslie McBride and Sponsor Chair, Cathy Cory hope the date change will bring even more community members out for the party with a purpose.

BEF Board Member, Cathy Cory, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Gryphon Financial Partners, has served as BRAVO! Sponsorship Chair for the past seven years. Her motivation comes from her children’s experiences in the Bexley Schools. Twins MacKenzie and Nicholas have had an excellent education experience, she says, and are in their junior year of high school. The funds raised through BRAVO! are dispersed year-after-year to make a difference to all students in the Bexley Schools.

“The BEF’s highest priority is getting these sponsorship dollars to work in meaningful and tangible ways,” says Cory.

For her, making calls to neighbors is easy as education is a priority in Bexley. “The community response is so very positive, people in Bexley want to support the schools.”

BRAVO!  has continued to evolve. Mobile bidding was introduced last year and live music added this year so that the event is fun and different every year.

“I think [sponsors] see where the BEF dollars have gone and they get a sense of pride from being a part of that. Sponsors tell me that they want our kids to have the best possible experience and excellence in education,” says Cory.

Sponsorships start at $300 and can be purchased online at For more information contact Jen McGhee in the BEF Office at (614) 338-2093 or email her at