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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

Jason Reynolds, 2020-2021 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, January 16, 2020. Photo by Shawn Miller/Library of Congress.

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Spring 2020 Grants

Almost $22,000 in BEF classroom grants have been approved by the BEF’s Executive Committee, with the full BEF Board of Governors’ approval set for May 20. BEF Spring 2020 grant awards include:   $640 for the purchase of a Quiz Master-II Buzzer System to support the Bexley High School Latin Program and the development of a Read More

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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

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

Bexley Be Well Author Visit – Kate Fagan

Author Kate Fagan will speak in the BHS Schottenstein Theatre on Sunday, October 6 from 5:30-7:30. Her book, What Made Maddy Run, details the tragic struggle of a young, successful athlete with mental illness. Fagan comes to Bexley as part of the District’s Bexley Be Well initiative, funded in part by the BEF.

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Screening of Angst, a film

As part of the School District’s Bexley Be Well initiative, funded by the BEF and the Bexley Community Foundation, there will be a free screening of the film Angst in Bexley High School’s Schottenstein Theatre on Wednesday, September 4 at 6:30pm. The community is invited to attend the screening and the panel discussion that will follow with experts in the mental health field. Angst is a 56-minute documentary film that explores anxiety, its causes and effects, and what can be done to address it.

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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

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YPP Student Grant Makers Make Awards

It was not your typical after-school student gathering in the Bexley High School library on February 7. This group of Bexley junior and seniors was focused on the business of grant making as a way to support their school community. The group heard from five faculty members and a group of middle school students who Read More