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Spring 2022 Grants and Endowment Awards

Thanks to all of those who partnered with the Bexley Education Foundation over the past year, the Foundation’s Board of Governors approved a total of $35,614 in classroom grants and endowment awards this spring funding cycle. The grants and awards will support educator-initiated projects and programs. These projects include: $13,612 to create a new welcoming 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


Memorial Gifts to David Elliott Scholarship Fund

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Bexley High School alumnus David Elliott, ’83 who passed away peacefully Friday, December 31, 2021 surrounded by his family.  His family requests that memorial gifts to the BEF be used to establish a scholarship fund in his name.  The link to contribute online is Read More


Mini-Grants Meet Needs

The BEF’s Teacher Mini-Grant Program, now in its third year, continues to serve as an important resource for meeting emerging needs in Bexley classrooms. Last year the award amount increased from up to $500 per mini-grant to up to $1,000, and that has continued this year.  Here is just a sampling of the teacher mini-grants Read More


BEF Programs Return

Many BEF programs were put on hold or held virtually last school year. Thankfully, things are different this year with students in school and able to safely gather for additional learning experiences.  After a year’s hiatus, the Judah Folkman MD Scientist in Residence program returned this fall with a very timely author talk and exploration Read More

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Scientists in Residence

After a year’s hiatus the Judah Folkman MD Scientist in Residence Program returned with a focus on climate change. The focus of the annual science program is decided by high school science students and faculty. The 2021 program was held on October 6 and began with a virtual talk by Kale Williams, a science reporter Read More


Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrated

BHS senior Kiara Zamot wanted to share the vitality of Hispanic culture, including her own Puerto Rican heritage, with her classmates but she just didn’t know how. She asked BHS Principal Kristin Robbins and Assistant Principal Craig McMillen for help on how to go about organizing a celebration. They connected her with art teacher, Mabi Read More

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 10: Fashion Designer Natalia Fedner attends the "Christmas Couture" Design Experience and Unveiling at Sofitel Los Angeles At Beverly Hills on December 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)

BHS Distinguished Alumni Named

Five accomplished graduates of Bexley High School have been named as Distinguished Alumni Award recipients. Established in 1987, the Bexley High School Distinguished Alumni Awards honor BHS graduates who have made a significant impact on their communities and professions and serve as role models of success. The 2021 BHS Distinguished Alumni are: Natalia Fedner, ‘01, Read More


Annual Fund Meets the Moment

Your support is needed to Meet the Moment for Bexley students and teachers who have been so challenged over the past year but who have reset and recharged for the school year ahead. Gifts to the BEF’s Annual Fund make the Bexley educational experience exceptional. Last year, thanks to generous Annual Fund donors, BEF grants Read More


New Endowment Focused on Mental Health

Kay Massman Helman has always viewed children as precious gifts. She has dedicated her professional career and personal life to meeting the needs of children, those whom she has taught, worked with and advocated for, and those she has raised, Bexley High School graduates, Scott Helman, ‘93 and Lindsay Helman Hodge, ‘97. A graduate of Read More