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Sarah Kay (red sweater) and her children Zoë (back row), Tessa (seated), and Ian Ziegler honored the memory of Elizabeth "Libby" Ross, Sarah's grandmother, and her sister Louise "DeDe" McCulloch, with the gift of a limestone bench near BHS.

Two sisters, one beloved school

One sister was studious, the other social. They used to tease each other about their differences. “You know, the way sisters do,” said Sarah Kay, granddaughter of Elizabeth “Libby” McKeever Ross and great-niece of Louise “Dede” McKeever McCulloch. There’s at least one thing the sisters had in common, though: both adored Bexley High School. Kay Read More


Paying “Homage” to Bexley

Bexley High School alumnus Elliott May (’02) spent nearly a decade after college raising funds for environmental and arts organizations, and he’s always remembered a key lesson from his senior project: supporting a great cause can involve much more than writing a check. When you bring a nonprofit organization and a donor to the same table, Read More

Give to Honor a Bexley Educator

The BEF invites anyone who would like to honor a Bexley teacher, coach, or staff member AND support the BEF’s Annual Fund campaign this holiday season to make an on-line gift. Click here to Honor a Bexley Educator. Choose Tribute as your gift designation and then fill in the name of the person that you Read More

Dan Sharpe of the Columbus Foundation, Shannon Morgan from PNC, and Rachel Stukey of the Eight Keys Foundation, shared insights with members of BEF's Youth Philanthropy Program.

Student funders hear from foundation leaders

Student grantmakers in BEF’s Youth Philanthropy Program (YPP) had a chance recently to learn about the similarities and differences between community, corporate and family foundations. Student participants heard from Dan Sharpe, Community Research & Grants Management Officer for The Columbus Foundation, Shannon Morgan, Client & Community Relations Director for PNC, and Rachel Stukey, Director of Read More

The BRAVO! Committee met recently to begin shaping plans for BEF's biggest annual fundraising event.

BRAVO! Auction seeks items

The silent auction at BRAVO! provides shopping and bidding fun, and 2016 will be no exception! The silent auction committee has big plans, and hopes you will contribute to the success of BEF’s biggest fundraiser of the year by donating an item. Some of the most popular items include a stay in a vacation home or time Read More

Maryland student Shannon Gonzalez takes a break from workshopping her scary story

Scary Stories!

The R.L. Stine Creative Writing Workshop, a four-week after-school program held at Bexley Library and now in its second year, is supported by an endowment the famous children’s author created in 1996. This year’s program is honoring Stine and the season by focusing on scary stories. The four-session class, free to Bexley 4th, 5th and Read More

BEF grant-supported Fit & Fun Expo Attracts 200+

On September 20, 200+ community members gathered at the Cassingham Complex for the Bexley Family Fit & Fun Expo. All enjoyed an afternoon of healthy fun! Activities at this BEF grant-supported event included futsal, a climbing wall, karate, CrossFit, yoga, strength training, a cooking challenge, healthy snacks and more! This event was put on by Read More


Our 2016 Fund for Excellence campaign has begun!

“Possibilities: Fueled by YOU” is the theme of the Foundation’s 2016 Fund For Excellence campaign, which kicked off earlier this month. This year, BEF Board members Julie Cohen and Drew Stark are leading the annual drive for contributions to support the work of the BEF in enhancing excellence in the Bexley City Schools. “Supporting the Fund for Read More


Welcome Kindergarteners!

The BEF welcomed the BHS Class of 2028 with a special gift last month. Each Kindergartener (174 total) received a string backpack with a “Be Mighty” message and information inside about the Bexley Education Foundation.