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Buy a Brick

The Bexley High School Alumni Piazza and Walkway in the front of Bexley High School provides the perfect way to honor a graduating Bexley senior, alumnus, class mate or favorite teacher or coach. BEF manages the engraved brick and paver sales and does two installations each year, spring and fall. Last year, the BEF installed Read More

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BEF Celebrates the Arts

In recognition of the 15-year anniversary of the dedication of the Schottenstein Theater, following the completion of the $2.1 million Campaign for the Performing Arts, BEF will host a Celebration of the Arts in the theater on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 7:00 to 8:00pm with light refreshments to follow. The actual ribbon cutting for Read More


YPP Student Grant Makers Make Awards

It was not your typical after-school student gathering in the Bexley High School library on February 7. This group of Bexley junior and seniors was focused on the business of grant making as a way to support their school community. The group heard from five faculty members and a group of middle school students who Read More


BRAVO! Rolls out the Red Carpet

A Bex-ceptional evening is in store for BRAVO! guests this year. The BEF’s largest fundraising event to be held on Saturday, March 30 has a red-carpet theme which will be immediately noticeable at the entrance to the Walters Commons at St. Charles, in the decorations, and with the addition of a photo booth.  Bexley graduate Read More

First STEAM Presenter, Giuseppe Vercellotti, PhD in 2016 with BHS students

Family Foundation Establishes Endowment

The Jeremy C. McCamic Family Foundation has always looked to meet a need or fill a gap for students and teachers in the Bexley Schools with its grant making. Since 2006, Abby Feinknopf, Jeremy McCamic’s daughter, has worked with the Bexley Education Foundation to identify areas where her family’s foundation could make a difference or Read More


For the love of reading: The Caldecott Read-In

On Saturday, January 26, 2019 the Bexley Public Library hosted the annual Caldecott Read-In and welcomed educators and school librarians from Bexley City Schools and beyond to review the best in children’s, juvenile, and young adult fiction from the past year. Educators then use this information to make lesson plans for their classrooms. Attendees also Read More


Children’s Art at the Heart of BRAVO!

Among the BEXceptional student artwork offered for auction at BRAVO! this year will be some cool Van’s shoes designed and decorated by Cassingham 4th graders for local businesses. The shoe design project was funded by a Bexley Education Foundation fall 2018 grant to Cassingham art teacher Ben Pinciotti. Mr. Pinciotti reached out to 20 local Read More

2017 Educator of the Year Becky Rhinehart during the Bexley 4th of July parade

Educator of the Year

2019 will mark the 20th year that the endowment established by the family of Robert A. Glick at the Columbus Jewish Foundation has funded the Educator of the Year program in the Bexley Schools. A 1933 graduate of Bexley High School, Robert Glick was an active alumnus throughout his lifetime. Mr. Glick served as chairman Read More


Giving at year-end

Your gift to the Bexley Education Foundation (BEF) at year-end can make all the difference in our ability to provide more learning opportunities for Bexley students and more resources for Bexley teachers. Since the start of this school year, BEF has awarded over 20 teacher mini-grants totaling $10,000. Teachers across the district have received a Read More

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Renowned Alumni Scientist Establishes Endowment Fund

Robert Edwin Stevenson, PhD is a pioneer in the field of human tissue banking. His research and work as a microbiologist with cell cultures, viruses and genetic materials has served as a foundation for major advances in bone marrow, organ and tissue transplantation. Dr. Stevenson, who graduated from Bexley High School in 1944, credits his Read More