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Jason Reynolds, 2020-2021 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, January 16, 2020. Photo by Shawn Miller/Library of Congress.

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Spring 2020 Grants

Almost $22,000 in BEF classroom grants have been approved by the BEF’s Executive Committee, with the full BEF Board of Governors’ approval set for May 20. BEF Spring 2020 grant awards include:   $640 for the purchase of a Quiz Master-II Buzzer System to support the Bexley High School Latin Program and the development of a Read More

BEF provided yard signs for each graduating senior

Supporting Our Seniors

We share in the disappointment of our Bexley High School Seniors who are missing out on so many treasured milestones as they wrap up their journey through the Bexley City Schools. Our commitment to the Class of 2020 includes:  Purchasing special congratulatory yard signs for members of the Senior Class Providing each Senior with a Read More


Support for Distance Learning

At the start of this school year, BEF made an Impact Grant that included funding for 30 Microsoft Surface tablets with built-in 4G connectivity to address the digital divide for middle school and high school students.  With the advent of COVID-19, and the subsequent closing of the schools in March, BEF purchased 20 mobile hotspots Read More

Maryland students Emma, Jackson and Jacob


Our gratitude is extended to all who rallied around BRAVO 20! We count upon (and budget for) BRAVO! to support the grants the Bexley Education Foundation makes to Bexley teachers, classrooms and schools every year. Thanks to an amazing committee, BRAVO! was turned into a virtual experience, and thanks to our sponsors, contributors, auction donors Read More


2020 Holocaust Scholar

Dr. Jay Geller, Samuel Rosenthal Professor of Judaic Studies at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, spent Thursday, March 5 speaking with students at Bexley High School as the 2020 Holocaust Scholar-in-Residence. Dr. Geller’s research and teaching interests include the history of Jews in modern Germany, with a focus on politics, society and relations between Read More

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How We are Working

To protect the health and safety of BEF Staff Members, the BEF Office located in Bexley High School is now closed until at least April 6. Staff are working remotely from home. Questions can be directed to our general inbox, You can also connect with us on social media @BexleyEdFound. Bidding is now open Read More


Virtual BRAVO! 2020

Kick back, relax and enjoy BRAVO 20! from home. For the first time ever, we have gone virtual with our signature fundraising event. Here’s what you would have experienced had we had our party on March 28: Walked the blue carpet (thank you, Rite Rug) Socialized with your friends and neighbors Enjoyed the signature drink Read More

Copy of Alex Haldi Artist Residence 2019

State of the Schools

The Bexley City Schools and Bexley Education Foundation are partnering to present the State of the Schools on Wednesday, February 26. Come early to the Cassingham Complex and stay for the program which will begin in Bexley High School’s Schottenstein Theatre at 6:45pm.  There will be displays and activities that highlight the impact that BEF Read More


Bexley Educator of the Year

Congratulations to Melissa McCreary the 2020 Glick Family Bexley Educator of the Year. McCreary was surprised in her classroom at Bexley High School on February 13 by members of the Bexley Educator of the Year Selection Committee. On February 26, McCreary will be recognized publicly and presented with a $1,000 cash award (from the Glick Read More

Mrs. Smith’s Maryland 3rd graders working hard on their BRAVO project,

BRAVO! 2020

BRAVO! has a lot of history, from its start as the Bexley Education Foundation’s Annual Celebration of Giving to taking the name BRAVO! 20 years ago. Held in different places and with different themes over the years, like “Taking Education to New Heights,” “We’re Going Places to “Building Connections,” the event reflects the generosity, volunteer Read More