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Leisan Smith, Director of Student & Community Engagement, and author and artist Jerry Pinkney

BEF Programs Shine in 2020

BEF grant and endowment funded programs impacted hundreds of Bexley students this past year. The year began with the community-wide conversation about mental health, Bexley Be Well. BEF grant funding supported school-based initiatives that included the screening of the film Angst and the presentation by Kate Fagan, the ESPN columnist who wrote the book What Read More


BEF Impact Grant to Launch 1:1 Student Device Program

The future is now for students and teachers in the Bexley City Schools. Thanks to a $250,000 Impact Grant from the Bexley Education Foundation, the Bexley City School District will be able to enter into a purchase plan so that all Bexley students in grades 2-12 will start the 2020-2021 school year with a Chromebook Read More

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Go Big for Bexley Students

Please consider donating to the Bexley Education Foundation (BEF) through The Columbus Foundation’s Big Give on June 10 -11. BEF has a singular mission focused on supporting the students and teachers in the Bexley City Schools. They inspire daily with their BIG energy, creativity and caring.  With teachers as our partners, we are able to Read More

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Welcome New Board Members

At its May 20 Board of Governors Meeting, the Bexley Education Foundation elected six new Regular Board Members to a three-year term and approved its Slate of Officers for 2020-2021. We are pleased to welcome: Adam E. Eisenberg, ‘91 Brent T. Foley, AIA, NCARB Andrew S. Grossman, ’89 Alex Marsh, ‘10 Angela Mugler ‘96 Kumi Read More

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