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Fall Grants Respond to Emerging Needs

With the start of this school year and continuing throughout the fall, BEF has been working with teachers and staff to ensure that their needs are being met whether they are instructing students in a hybrid or virtual learning model.  Thanks to the generosity of donors to BEF, good things are continuing to happen in Read More

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We are all giving more these days, to the people and to the organizations that we care the most about. Philanthropy, as defined as “goodwill to fellow members of the human race”, and as a philosophy, is more important than ever. We are truly thankful for our generations of donors, who over the years have Read More

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As one of the first school foundations in Ohio and the country to channel private dollars to public education, we take pride in our history of supporting public education in Bexley. We operate on the belief that excellent public schools are essential to the economic and social health of the communities they serve. To that Read More

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Family and Community

Our family/community of donors cares deeply about students and teachers in the Bexley Schools. We are thankful to the hundreds of current parents, grandparents, alumni, parents of alumni, Bexley teachers and staff and community members who annually support the BEF. Your gifts, of all sizes, to the Annual Fund for Excellence provide the means for Read More


Hocus Pocus ChromeBooks Among Us

The wait is over as Bexley students now have their own school-issued iPads or Chromebooks thanks to the BEF’s commitment to raise the funds to implement a 1:1 device program in the Bexley Schools. Students and teachers could not be more excited as their devices provide a common experience and platform for instruction, collaboration and Read More


Grants are Sweet Treats

A gift to BEF’s Annual Fund for Excellence is a powerful way to make a difference for Bexley students and teachers. Annual Fund gifts fuel BEF’s grants-making budget, allowing teachers to access additional resources beyond what their classroom budgets can support, providing for unique experiences that enrich all areas of the curriculum and supporting emerging Read More


Library is a Boo-tiful Space

The library at Bexley High School is one of the busiest and most important places for high school students and staff. It serves as a hub for students to read, study, access resources to complete assignments, and for groups and classes to gather. Now, thanks to the generosity of the Eight Keys Foundation, the library Read More

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Welcome Back

The start of this school year in Bexley (and across the country and the world) has been like no other. Adjusting to this “new normal” has required new ways of thinking and doing. As students have returned to school buildings in a hybrid learning model, we are starting to see little glimpses of normality, giving Read More


One for All Campaign/Powering up Education

It has been almost 20 years since the Bexley Education Foundation (BEF) conducted a major capital campaign. The BEF’s 2001 Campaign for the Performing Arts raised $2.1 million in 2001 to support the renovation of the Bexley High School Theatre (now known as the Schottenstein Theatre), the Cassingham Theater and the performance space at Maryland Read More

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Annual Fund for Excellence

The Annual Fund for Excellence provides the means for BEF to make grants large and small for  teacher-initiated projects that support all areas of the curriculum as well as the arts. BEF grants do more than enrich the educational experience in the Bexley Schools, they fill gaps and provide opportunities that impact the lives of Read More