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Spring 2021 Grants

The BEF Board of Governors recently approved a total of $41,640 in combined grant and endowment funding to support literacy, diversity, equity and inclusion, and the arts in Bexley Schools. These projects include: A district-wide book study and virtual visit with children’s book author, Minh Le, who was named the winner of the 2019 Asian Read More

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In Conversation with Ijeoma Oluo

On Friday, March 12, author Ijeoma Oluo was in conversation with Bexley staff members during part of their professional development day. The author talk was the culmination of the all-staff read of Oluo’s New York Times bestselling book, So You Want to Talk About Race. The book read began in December and was facilitated by Read More


BEF Grants in Action

Thanks to the generosity of donors to the Bexley Education Foundation, Bexley students are continuing to benefit from BEF grant-funded programs. On Friday, February 19, author Torrey Maldonado visited virtually with fifth graders at Maryland Elementary School. A teacher and writer, Mr. Maldonado has authored critically acclaimed middle grade books and has been recognized as Read More

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Students Make Grants

BHS high school students participating in the BEF’s Youth Philanthropy Program made their grant recommendations on December 9. The grant awards were the culmination of the program which began at the start of this school year and continued through the fall with a series of virtual presentations to assist students learn about the philanthropic grant Read More


Fall Grants Respond to Emerging Needs

With the start of this school year and continuing throughout the fall, BEF has been working with teachers and staff to ensure that their needs are being met whether they are instructing students in a hybrid or virtual learning model.  Thanks to the generosity of donors to BEF, good things are continuing to happen in Read More


Library is a Boo-tiful Space

The library at Bexley High School is one of the busiest and most important places for high school students and staff. It serves as a hub for students to read, study, access resources to complete assignments, and for groups and classes to gather. Now, thanks to the generosity of the Eight Keys Foundation, the library Read More


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