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Welcome Back

The start of this school year in Bexley (and across the country and the world) has been like no other. Adjusting to this “new normal” has required new ways of thinking and doing. As students have returned to school buildings in a hybrid learning model, we are starting to see little glimpses of normality, giving Read More


One for All Campaign/Powering up Education

It has been almost 20 years since the Bexley Education Foundation (BEF) conducted a major capital campaign. The BEF’s 2001 Campaign for the Performing Arts raised $2.1 million in 2001 to support the renovation of the Bexley High School Theatre (now known as the Schottenstein Theatre), the Cassingham Theater and the performance space at Maryland Read More

Elementary student wears noise-cancelling headphones purchased as part of BEF spring grants

Annual Fund for Excellence

The Annual Fund for Excellence provides the means for BEF to make grants large and small for  teacher-initiated projects that support all areas of the curriculum as well as the arts. BEF grants do more than enrich the educational experience in the Bexley Schools, they fill gaps and provide opportunities that impact the lives of Read More

Alumna Gives Back

Ann Morgan used the 1946 Bexleo theme “that during each hour of our high school years we grow in wisdom and stature, in democracy, in teamwork, in achievement and in appreciation” as inspiration for her design of the yearbook cover. The Bexleo art editor’s passion for art continued throughout her life; she was a long-term Read More

The Big Give 2020

The Columbus Foundation’s 25-hour giving rally is back on June 10-11, starting at 10am. Please consider supporting the BEF and our mission of investing today in the potential of tomorrow, so that together we can help shape the future of Bexley students now and in the months and year ahead. When you make a gift of any amount, you support unique  learning experiences that have Bexley students doing, making, dancing, laughing and yes, even cringing.

To make supporting our students and teachers easier, gifts can be made with any major credit card, PayPal, Google Pay, or Apple Pay. All credit card fees are generously covered by The Columbus Foundation so 100 percent of your donation goes directly to the BEF and our mission of meeting the needs of Bexley students. You can also text (614) 230-2224 to connect with BEF’s mobile giving page and give directly from your phone. Check out the BEF’s Giving Page.

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BEF Impact Grant to Launch 1:1 Student Device Program

The future is now for students and teachers in the Bexley City Schools. Thanks to a $250,000 Impact Grant from the Bexley Education Foundation, the Bexley City School District will be able to enter into a purchase plan so that all Bexley students in grades 2-12 will start the 2020-2021 school year with a Chromebook Read More

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Go Big for Bexley Students

Please consider donating to the Bexley Education Foundation (BEF) through The Columbus Foundation’s Big Give on June 10 -11. BEF has a singular mission focused on supporting the students and teachers in the Bexley City Schools. They inspire daily with their BIG energy, creativity and caring.  With teachers as our partners, we are able to Read More

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Welcome New Board Members

At its May 20 Board of Governors Meeting, the Bexley Education Foundation elected six new Regular Board Members to a three-year term and approved its Slate of Officers for 2020-2021. We are pleased to welcome: Adam E. Eisenberg, ‘91 Brent T. Foley, AIA, NCARB Andrew S. Grossman, ’89 Alex Marsh, ‘10 Angela Mugler ‘96 Kumi Read More

BEF provided yard signs for each graduating senior

Supporting Our Seniors

We share in the disappointment of our Bexley High School Seniors who are missing out on so many treasured milestones as they wrap up their journey through the Bexley City Schools. Our commitment to the Class of 2020 includes:  Purchasing special congratulatory yard signs for members of the Senior Class Providing each Senior with a Read More


Support for Distance Learning

At the start of this school year, BEF made an Impact Grant that included funding for 30 Microsoft Surface tablets with built-in 4G connectivity to address the digital divide for middle school and high school students.  With the advent of COVID-19, and the subsequent closing of the schools in March, BEF purchased 20 mobile hotspots Read More