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State of the Schools

Join the BEF and Bexley City Schools for a joint State of the Schools community event on Wednesday, February 26 at 7:00pm in the BHS Schottenstein Theatre. Check back for more information.

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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

BEF IMPACT “by the numbers” since the start of the 2019-2020 school year

190 fourth and fifth grade students participated in writing and revision workshops with children’s author Elly Swartz. 390 first and second graders heard from national recognized, award-winning children’s author and illustrator, Jerry Pinkney. Approximately 1,700 students in grades 4 -12 took the Panorama social-emotional learning survey this fall and will do so again prior to Read More

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Help Write the BEF Story

The BEF’s story of impact in the Bexley Schools just keeps getting better because of the generosity of current parents, alumni, parents of alumni, teachers and staff and community members. Last year, thanks to contributions made to the Annual Fund for Excellence, and proceeds from BRAVO!, we were able to: Award a $126,000 district-wide Impact Read More

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

Grant Feature: The Art of Jerry Pinkney

Thanks to funding from a BEF spring 2019 grant, multiple award-winning children’s author and illustrator, Jerry Pinkney visited with first and second grade students at Maryland, Cassingham and Montrose Elementary Schools on October 28. Mr. Pinkey’s school visit was arranged by Leisan Smith, Director of Student and Community Engagement for the School District and held Read More


Endowment Program Spotlights Orthopedics

From the looks on the faces of some Bexley High School students, watching a live total knee replacement surgery might have been a little more real than they expected. Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Joel Politi arranged for his knee replacement surgery to be live-streamed from Mount Carmel East Hospital via COSI Connect on Friday, October 25. Read More


Donor Feature: Kit Yoon and James MacDonald

Q) Describe your connections to the Bexley City Schools: A) We moved here from California in 2010 not knowing much about the Columbus area. Our realtor took us on a tour of several suburbs, none of which fit. We described what we were looking for — a town with good schools; an established community: a Read More