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New Board of Governors members for 2016-2017: Standing: Jon Ross, Michelle Hall, Michael Agriesti, Amy Winans Brown. Seated: Amy Wagenbrenner, Katie Kaufman, Kathleen Russo

BEF welcomes new Board members

Six Regular (elected) Members and One Special Representative joined the BEF Board of Governors this summer (see photo at left). At the same time, a new slate of officers is taking the helm. Former Vice Chair Megan Walker steps up as Chair; G. Preston Elliott will serve as Past Chair, P. Jon Meyer will remain Read More


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Grants will fund faculty development, online catalogs, acoustics and more

The BEF’s Board of Governors last week approved $52,683 in classroom grants to support a wide range of initiatives district-wide. BEF grants, which are made twice each year, are made possible through the generosity of donors to the Foundation’s annual Fund for Excellence campaign, the BRAVO! event, and other BEF fundraising initiatives. Faculty Development. Grant funding of $27,000 Read More


Lindsay Avner, BHS ’01, to speak at graduation

Lindsay Avner, BHS ’01, had just graduated from the University of Michigan when she tested positive for a mutation on the BRCA1 gene, indicating she had a lifetime risk of up to 87 percent of developing breast cancer and 54 percent of developing ovarian cancer. With a strong family history of both diseases, Avner made the Read More


Scholarship to honor friendship, teacher

Beverly Pimsleur (nee Fleishman) and Sandra Jean Montgomery were high school besties. “We had sleepovers, we double dated, we gave parties together, we worked on the Bexleo, the Y Teens, and student council,” says Pimsleur, BHS ’55. You can see it in their profiles in the ’55 yearbook, where Sandra (seen above with the Bexleo Read More

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Spring break tours connect students with college, and with history

Bexley junior Demearra Powell says that she has not always known that she would go to college. “Sometimes I feel like college is for me,” she said in a recent interview, “and sometimes I don’t.” That changed last month, however, during a visit to the University of Cincinnati. As soon as she set foot on the campus, Read More

Dr. Michael Meng speaks with BHS history students

Scholar Michael Meng brings perspective on the Holocaust

The BEF’s 2016 Holocaust Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Michael Meng, spent two days in Bexley last month, giving a public lecture at Bexley High School entitled “Why Remember the Holocaust?” and speaking with students in history classes throughout the school day.  Dr. Michael Meng was invited by BHS history teacher Nancy Mallory, who teaches an upper-level seminar on the Read More

composer-in-residence 2016

Grant supports composer’s residency and commission of new work

Composer and conductor Timothy Takach spent two days in February working with Bexley’s high school and middle school choirs, thanks to a $6,000 BEF grant. The grant supported not only the two-day residency in Bexley, where he worked with all choirs in preparation for their winter concert, but also the composition of a new musical Read More


BRAVO! to take place March 5 from 7-11 at St. Charles Prep

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Pamela Glasgow, Executive Director 614.338.2093 Bexley, Ohio, Jan. 29, 2016 ”” Invitations are in the mail for the Bexley Education Foundation’s 2016 BRAVO! event, scheduled for Saturday, March 5 from 7-11 p.m. at St. Charles Prep. Funds raised at the event support programs, projects and opportunities that enrich the educational experience Read More