Schottenstein Gift Benefits Theatre

A $75,000 grant from The Jay and Jean Schottenstein Foundation will support much needed updates to Bexley High School’s Schottenstein Theatre. An additional Bexley Education Foundation (BEF) grant of $25,000 will provide the School District with a total of $100,000 for improvements to the theatre’s infrastructure. 

The high school theatre is named for Jay and Jeannie Schottenstein who made a major gift to the BEF’s Campaign for the Performing Arts in 2001. Jay Schottenstein, BHS Class of ‘72, was recently named a Bexley High School Distinguished Alumnus. He was honored for his success in business as well as the impact he has made through his local, national and international philanthropy.  

In addition to the $25,000 grant to the theatre, BEF Fall 2021 Grants included $5,000 to support the implementation of Hope Squad, a nationally recognized suicude prevention program as well as $2,690 to upgrade equipment in the weight room used by students during physical education classes in the Cassingham Complex. “Our fall grants recognize the importance of educating the whole child by connecting social, emotional and academic development with physical and mental health needs,” said BEF Vice Chair Sarah Saxbe. 

The deadline for Bexley teachers and staff to apply for a BEF Spring 2022 classroom grant is March 30.