Bexley Community Foundation
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552 South Drexel Avenue
Bexley, OH 43209
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CEO/Executive Director
Ms. Hallie Raskin
Executive Director
Board Chair
Mr. Paul Lacroix
Retired, Deloitte & Touche

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

Organization Overview

Impact Statement


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

  • Two new funds were established in 2015! The Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Family Fund supports the Foundation and other Bexley organizations and the Susie and Charlie Rath Creative Arts Fund promotes creative arts in the Bexley community. 

  • We funded grants totaling $133,050 to Friends of the Drexel Theatre, the Bexley Celebrations Association, the City of Bexley, the Bexley Rec and Parks Department and the Bexley Police Department, bringing our total grants awarded to over $615,000. 


  • 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.

Background Statement

Since Bexley Community Foundation began making grants in 2011, our donors have enabled us to award 70 grants totaling over $615,000 focused on eight 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. Public Safety: We support the Bexley Police Department and projects which promote personal and community safety and police/community relations. 
  8. 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. 



Ms. Hallie Raskin, 
Term Start 3/2015 
Compensated Yes 
Biographical Statement

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. 

Additional Organization Information
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
Additional Organization Information

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. Paul Lacroix,
Board Chair Term 1/2016 -  12/2017  
Board Members
Mr. Jim Bowman,  
Mrs. Judy Brachman,  
Mr. Jim Budros,  
Mrs. DeeDee Glimcher,  
Ms. Joy Gonsiorowski,  
Mr. Jim Gross,  
Mr. Pete Halliday,  
Mr. Lee Hess,  
Ms. Lynne Jeffrey,  
Mr. Robert Jeffrey,  
Ms. Jennifer Patterson,  
Mrs. Susan Quintenz,  
Mr. Jim Ryan,  
Ms. Amy Giller Stark,  
Ms. Sheila Straub,  
Mr. Jeff Walker,  
Mr. Stephen Keyes , Non-Voting, Ex-Officio
Additional Organization Information
Board Meetings Annually
Board Meeting Attendance 83% 
Board Member Monetary Contributions 100%
Board Member In-kind Contributions 50%
Gender Female 44%
  Male 56%
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 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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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

Revenues 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 


TCF Staff:

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

Documents Form 990 2013 Form 990 2012 Form 990 2011

All portrait information is provided voluntarily by nonprofit organizations. An organization may decline to participate. At a minimum, information is updated annually--sometimes more frequently. Documents indicated as available by an organization are verified by Foundation staff. The financial section is completed by Foundation staff based on available documents for a three-year period.