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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


Virtual BRAVO! 2020

Kick back, relax and enjoy BRAVO 20! from home. For the first time ever, we have gone virtual with our signature fundraising event. Here’s what you would have experienced had we had our party on March 28: Walked the blue carpet (thank you, Rite Rug) Socialized with your friends and neighbors Enjoyed the signature drink Read More

Copy of Alex Haldi Artist Residence 2019

State of the Schools

The Bexley City Schools and Bexley Education Foundation are partnering to present the State of the Schools on Wednesday, February 26. Come early to the Cassingham Complex and stay for the program which will begin in Bexley High School’s Schottenstein Theatre at 6:45pm.  There will be displays and activities that highlight the impact that BEF Read More


Bexley Educator of the Year

Congratulations to Melissa McCreary the 2020 Glick Family Bexley Educator of the Year. McCreary was surprised in her classroom at Bexley High School on February 13 by members of the Bexley Educator of the Year Selection Committee. On February 26, McCreary will be recognized publicly and presented with a $1,000 cash award (from the Glick Read More

Mrs. Smith’s Maryland 3rd graders working hard on their BRAVO project,

BRAVO! 2020

BRAVO! has a lot of history, from its start as the Bexley Education Foundation’s Annual Celebration of Giving to taking the name BRAVO! 20 years ago. Held in different places and with different themes over the years, like “Taking Education to New Heights,” “We’re Going Places to “Building Connections,” the event reflects the generosity, volunteer Read More


BRAVO! 2020

BRAVO! is where the Bexley community gathers to support its outstanding public schools. For 20 years the Bexley Education Foundation has fundraised under the BRAVO! banner at various locations including the Hamilton Parker Showroom, Bath & Body Works Home Office, Germain Lexus-Easton, L Brands Headquarters, Valley Dale Ballroom, Million Air Hanger at Port Columbus and Read More


State of the Schools

BEF is partnering with the Bexley City Schools on the first ever State of the Schools event to be held on February 26, 2020 in the Cassingham Complex. The event will feature a Middle School Flex Time Fair in the Cassingham Library from 5:45 to 6:30pm followed by a 45-minute program in the Schottenstein Theater Read More

michelle rogers _ flexible seating grant

Students as Grantmakers

For the seventh year, Bexley juniors and seniors in the BEF’s Youth Philanthropy Program took grant making into their own hands. The students, who participated in a series of learning lunches over the fall months, made their grant funding decisions on December 11 after hearing presentations from teachers and classmates.   Students initially had $5,000 to Read More

Children's author Elly Swartz with Montrose fifth graders during her recent visit to Bexley

2019 Fall Grants

Thanks to the support of BEF donors to the Annual Fund and BRAVO!, the BEF’s Board of Governors approved the following classroom grant awards at its December 4, 2019 Board Meeting: $12,444 to support a demonstration project of Node (tri-pod base) student seating in Dr. Scott King-Owen’s Social Studies classroom at BHS. $13,000 to purchase Read More

The 2020 BRAVO! Committee chaired by Sommer Sheely

Save the Date for BRAVO!

Come celebrate 20 years of BRAVO in 2020! The event will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at St. Charles Preparatory School. Sponsorships start at $300 and tickets are $60 each in advance or $75 at the door. Mobile auction bidding will open one week before the event.  The BRAVO! Planning Committee chaired by Read More