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Giving at year-end

Your gift to the Bexley Education Foundation (BEF) at year-end can make all the difference in our ability to provide more learning opportunities for Bexley students and more resources for Bexley teachers. Since the start of this school year, BEF has awarded over 20 teacher mini-grants totaling $10,000. Teachers across the district have received a Read More

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Renowned Alumni Scientist Establishes Endowment Fund

Robert Edwin Stevenson, PhD is a pioneer in the field of human tissue banking. His research and work as a microbiologist with cell cultures, viruses and genetic materials has served as a foundation for major advances in bone marrow, organ and tissue transplantation. Dr. Stevenson, who graduated from Bexley High School in 1944, credits his Read More

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A BEXceptional BRAVO!

Walk the red carpet in support of the Bexley City School District at BRAVO!, the Bexley Education Foundation’s premier fundraising event. This year, BRAVO!, will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Saint Charles Preparatory School from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. “We are planning a “BEXceptional” event and looking forward to seeing our Bexley Read More


Welcome Wendy!

The BEF is pleased to welcome Wendy Hauswirth to our team as part-time Alumni and Events Manager. Wendy comes to us with extensive experience in alumni relations, event planning and fundraising, having worked at Columbus Academy and UNC-Chapel Hill prior to staying home with her children.  During her “off-years,” she has been an active volunteer Read More


Writer and Geneticist Team Up for Folkman Scientist-in-Residence Program

Writer, Joselin Linder, who grew up in Columbus’ Eastmoor neighborhood, finally got her chance to attend Bexley High School if only for a few hours on October 11. Joselin teamed up with Bexley parent and Associate Professor, Division of Human Genetics and Director of the Genetic Graduate Counseling at The Ohio State University, Dawn Allain Read More


Teacher Mini-Grants Take Off

Bexley teachers across the school district are utilizing the BEF’s new mini-grants initiative to tackle specific classroom challenges, implement new ideas and enhance their lesson plans. Announced by BEF Board Chair Betsy Farrar at the District’s teacher convocation in August, the mini-grants were a response to teachers who were looking for a quicker and simpler Read More

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Alumni tennis tournament serves up community fun 

The second-ever Bexley High School Alumni Tennis Tournament will be held on Labor Day, Monday, September 3 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Bexley High School tennis courts on Stanwood Avenue. The tournament will be a mixed doubles format, single elimination with a consolation bracket.  The block of Stanwood by the tennis courts will be closed to allow for the free, Read More

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Annual Fund supports excellence

What does it take to maximize the potential of each Bexley student? Great teachers, a supportive school community, engaging learning opportunities and you. Your gift to the BEF’s Annual Fund, helps create educational experiences that shape the futures of Bexley students. This fall’s Annual Fund campaign is being led by BEF Board Vice Chair, Ted Read More

Mini grants for teachers

Teachers in the Bexley City Schools now have more access to BEF grant dollars. The Teacher Mini-Grants initiative is an outcome of the BEF’s strategic planning process.  BEF Board Chair, Betsy Farrar made the mini-grants announcement at the Bexley City Schools All-Staff Convocation held on August 14. Farrar invited teachers to apply for a mini-grant Read More

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A perfect pair

When Bruce and Nancy Meyer married 54 years, little did they know that art and medicine together would provide such a unique focus for their lives. Nancy, a native of Pittsburgh, discovered her passion for art early on, attending Saturday morning art classes at Carnegie Mellon University. It was a blind date with a medical Read More