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BEF Celebrates the Arts

The Bexley Education Foundation celebrated the arts at its Annual Meeting held on May 8, 2019. The community was invited to the recognition of the 15-year anniversary of the dedication of Schottenstein Theatre and the completion of the BEF’s $2.1 million Campaign for the Performing Arts. Student performances included the Bexley High School Vocal Ensemble Read More

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BEF Awards Spring Grants and District-Wide Impact Grant

District-Wide Impact Grant Acting upon a request made by Bexley City Schools Superintendent, Dr. Kimberly P. Miller, the Governing Board of the Bexley Education Foundation (BEF) at its May 8, 2019 Board Meeting approved a $115,000 Impact Grant to support several district-wide social-emotional learning initiatives, and increased access to technology.  Social emotional learning (SEL) and Read More


Janeen A. Kimble is named the 2019 Bexley Educator of the Year

Bexley Middle School Math teacher Janeen A. Kimble is the 2019 Glick Family Bexley Educator of the Year.  The award is presented annually to a Bexley educator whose leadership, dedication, extraordinary achievements and commitment to the classroom and the community have made a difference in children’s lives. Sponsored annually by the Bexley Education Foundation, the Read More

A Celebration of the Arts

Join us for a Celebration of the Arts as we recognize the 15 year anniversary of the Schottenstein Theatre’s dedication and the completion of the BEF’s Campaign for the Performing Arts. We will formally recognize the recipient of the Robert Glick Bexley Educator of the Year Award and announce recipient of the 2019 Linda Kass Excellence in Education Award.
Special student performances by:
– Bexley High School Vocal Ensemble
– A performance by Cassingham first graders accompanied by BHS alumni Lucas Fox on piano and Sophie Petrov on cello
– Bexley Theater Arts Performance
Cake and Punch will be in Cassingham Cafe after the celebration.
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CMOA Executive Director is Graduation Speaker

Nannette V. Maciejunes will be the Keynote Speaker for the Bexley High School Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremony on May 26. Nannette, who has led the Columbus Museum of Art since 2003, graduated from Bexley in 1971. Current BHS Student Council President and senior, Rose Thomas invited Nannette to serve as Keynote Speaker on behalf Read More


BEF Celebrates the Arts

The BEF will recognize the 15-year anniversary of the dedication of the Schottenstein Theatre and the completion of the BEF’s Campaign for the Performing Arts with a Celebration of the Arts on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 7:00pm in the Bexley High School’s Schottenstein Theatre. The Campaign for the Performing Arts was launched in 2001 Read More


Lights, Camera, Party! BRAVO! returns Saturday, March 30, 2019 and will be held at St. Charles Prep from 7:00-11:00pm. BRAVO! is where the Bexley community gathers to celebrate and support its outstanding public schools – schools that have earned national recognition for academic excellence. The annual event is Bexley Education Foundation’s largest annual fundraising event. BRAVO! attracts a large crowd, usually 500 to 700 persons − making it one of the largest events of its kind in Columbus.

Guests will walk the red carpet and sample tasty bites from local restaurants, dance to the tunes of the Big Rockin’ Blues Band and bid on fabulous auction items, including one-of-a-kind works of art created by Bexley students. This year’s theme, BEXceptional, conveys how our teachers, students and families feel about the brightest educational experience in town!

Proceeds from BRAVO! support the Bexley Education Foundation’s teacher, classroom and district-wide grants-making program. The success of BRAVO! over the past 19 years has contributed to the Foundation being able to channel over $5 million in private support to the Bexley City Schools.

Tickets are available online now at www.bexbravo.givesmart.com. Even if you can’t attend, you can still bid using your cell phone/mobile device. A complete catalog of silent auction items will be online and bidding opens on March 23rd.

Questions? Contact Wendy Hauswirth in the BEF Office at (614) 338-2093 or email Wendy.hauswirth@bexleyschools.org

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Countdown to BRAVO!

Twenty-four years ago, Bexley Education Foundation held its first annual Celebration of Giving which evolved into what we now call BRAVO! With wonderful Chairs, Co-Chairs and committee members over the years BRAVO! has become the BEF’s most important fundraising event – with proceeds funding classroom grants, teacher mini-grants and district-wide Impact Grants. Whether you purchase Read More