Bexley Community Foundation

Address Website
552 South Drexel Avenue
Bexley, OH 43209
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Phone Contact


To sustain and enhance Bexley as a special place to live, learn, work, and play. 

2014 Accomplishments
  • We invested 100% of public contributions in the Bexley community and covered operating expenses through designated gifts, sponsorships, and investment income. 

  • The Bexley Wellness Fund was established to promote community, family, and individual health and wellness in Bexley.

  • We funded a record $192,000 in grants for the Bexley community, bringing the organization's total grants to over $478,000. 

2015 Goals
  • We will be community-based, open, and financially responsible. We will strive to have a broadly based board of directors representative of our community, conduct business in an open and transparent manner, and be financially responsible.

  • We will focus only on Bexley. We believe private funding is important to Bexley’s present and future and are the only charitable organization devoted to all things Bexley.

  • We will turn your generosity into impact. We will enable donors to choose Bexley as a charitable priority and to join with others to maximize the impact of their individual gifts.

  • We will build community partnerships. We will bring together Bexley’s extraordinary assets--talented people, public and community organizations, and the private sector--to carry out projects that enhance the community’s economy and quality of life.

  • We will invest every gift from the public into the Bexley Community. We will cover all operating expenses by donations from our board, designated gifts, sponsorships, and investment income so that 100% of all other gifts go into the Bexley community.


Since Bexley Community Foundation began making grants in 2011, our donors have enabled us to award 45 grants totaling over $478,000 focused on seven community priorities:

  1. Arts and Culture: We support Bexley’s unique arts and cultural facilities and programming to entertain, inform, and challenge audiences of all ages.
  2. Beautification and Environment: We support beautification, preservation, and environmental projects that enhance our neighborhoods, business districts, parks, and urban forest.
  3. Community Building: We support programs and activities that build a sense of community, help our neighbors, and promote respect, tolerance, and inclusiveness.
  4. Economic Development: We support activities that promote Bexley, foster quality redevelopment, and attract and retain residents and businesses.
  5. Health and Wellness.: We support programs and projects that promote community and individual health, wellness, and fitness.
  6. Lifelong Learning: We support programs that engage residents of all ages as active participants in a true learning community.
  7. Recreation and Youth: We support the preservation and improvement of Jeffrey Mansion and park and recreational programs and facilities in every part of Bexley to serve residents of all ages. 
Bexley Community Foundation

Ms. Hallie Raskin, Executive Director
Term Start 3/2015 
Compensated Yes 

Hallie C. Blazar Raskin is executive director of Bexley Community Foundation. She brings extensive fundraising and development experience to the foundation, allowing the foundation to better serve the community, grow the grants program, and reach more residents. Hallie most recently served as assistant director of development for Jewish Council for Youth Services, a nonprofit agency providing developmental, recreational, and educational services to children, teenagers, and families in metropolitan Chicago.

Prior to her work at JCYS, Hallie held positions at the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and Bradley University Hillel. Originally from Dayton, OH, she received her master's degree in nonprofit management from Spertus College in Chicago and her bachelor's degree in both marketing and advertising from Bradley University in Peoria, IL. 

Senior Staff
Number of Full-Time Staff:
Number of Part-Time Staff:
Number of Volunteers: 50 
Staff Retention Rate:

Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Fundraising Plan No
Management Succession/Training Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Strategic Plan No


Bexley Famer's Market, Bexley Historical Society, Bexley Police Department, Bexley Public Library, Bexley Volunteer Organization, Capital University, City of Bexley, Friends of the Drexel, Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, Marlins Swim Team, Montrose Elementary School, St. Albans Episcopal Church, Tech Corps, WOSU.

Local Governing Board
Board Chair Mr. Jim Gross, Retired Partner, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Board Chair Term 1/2014 - 12/2015  
Board Members
Mr. Jim Bowman, Senior VP, Investments, Parkview Capital Advisors of Raymond James  
Mrs. Judy Brachman, Former State of Ohio and US Official  
Mr. Jim Budros, Chairman, Budros, Ruhlin & Roe, Inc.  
Ms. Mabel Freeman, Administrator, Columbus State Community College  
Mrs. DeeDee Glimcher, Community Volunteer  
Ms. Joy Gonsiorowski, Community Volunteer  
Mr. Pete Halliday, Private Investor  
Mr. Lee Hess, Spectrum Capital Enterprises, Inc.  
Ms. Lynne Jeffrey, Retired Product Manager, Franklin Chemicals  
Mr. Robert Jeffrey, Retired, The Jeffrey Company  
Mr. Paul Lacroix, Retired, Deloitte & Touche  
Ms. Jennifer Patterson, Capital University  
Mrs. Susan Quintenz, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra  
Ms. Amy Giller Stark, Lincoln Financial Advisors  
Ms. Sheila Straub, Coldwell Banker King Thomspon  
Mr. Jeff Walker, US Realty Consultants, Inc.  
Mr. Stephen Keyes , Bexley City Council Non-Voting, Ex-Officio
Board Meetings Annually
Board Meeting Attendance 93% 
Board Member Monetary Contributions 100%
Board Member In-kind Contributions 50%
Gender Female 50%
  Male 50%
Race African-American/Black 0%
  Asian-American/Pacific Islander 0%
  Caucasian 100%
  Hispanic/Latino 0%
  Native American/American Indian 0%
  Multi-Racial 0%
  Other 0%
Advisory Board
No members in the Advisory Board.

Bexley Community Foundation

Youth and Recreation Fund

The Youth and Recreation Fund is a special-purpose fund that supports youth and recreation programs, activities, and facilities in Bexley, including the City Recreation and Parks Department. It is funded by the annual Meet Me at the Mansion event. 

Jeffrey Mansion and Park Fund

The Jeffrey Mansion and Park Fund is a special-purpose fund for the maintenance and improvement of the Jeffrey Mansion and its grounds.

Bexley Community Fund

The Bexley Community Fund is a general-purpose fund that designates grants to a full-range of  projects and programs in the Bexley community. The fund is supported by the foundation's annual campaign. 

Bexley Wellness Fund

The Bexley Wellness Fund is a special-purpose fund devoted to activities, programs, and services that promote community, family, and individual health and wellness in Bexley. 

Bexley Beautification Fund

The Bexley Beautification Fund is a special-purpose fund focusing on beautification, tree planting, landscaping, and environmental projects in the Bexley community. The fund is supported by the Bexley in Bloom and Trees for Bexley campaigns. 

Bexley Community Foundation
Data reflects three most recently completed fiscal years.

Current Fiscal Year 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014
Projected Revenue $390,000
Projected Expense $80,950
Endowment Fund No
Current Capital Campaign? No
Anticipate a capital campaign in next 5 years? No

Revenue by Source
  2013   2012   2011  
Total Direct Support $304,983  $154,219  $109,554 
Direct Support Foundations
Direct Support Corporations
Direct Support Individuals
Direct Support Unspecified $304,983  $154,219  $109,554 
Indirect Public Support
Earned Revenue
Interest and Dividends $10,195 
Membership Dues
Special Events
Unrealized Gains
Other $31,525 
TOTAL REVENUE $346,703  $154,219  $109,554 

Expense by Type
  2013   2012   2011  
Programs $134,612  $118,566  $53,048 
Administration $34,333  $36,480  $13,546 
Fundraising $25,758  $14,050  $8,892 
Payment to Affiliates
TOTAL EXPENSES $194,703  $169,096  $75,486 

Assets and Liabilities
  2013   2012   2011  
Total Assets $581,085  $34,379  $44,857 
Current Assets $12,729  $24,284  $44,762 
Total Liabilities $5,600 
Current Liabilities
NET ASSETS $581,085  $34,379  $39,257 

Financial Documents Available:

FY 2013
  • Form 990 or 990EZ
FY 2012
  • Form 990 or 990EZ
FY 2011
  • Form 990 or 990EZ
TCF Staff:

FY13 total assets includes $568,286 of beneficial assets held by others.