The Bexley Community Foundation (BCF) is in the market for a new executive director.

The Bexley Community Foundation (BCF) is in the market for a new executive director.

BCF Secretary Jim Gross told ThisWeek that executive director Robyn Hoffman "ended her employment Oct. 31" and Carol Porter is serving as interim director.

Gross said the search for Hoffman's successor is expected to begin when the board meets Dec. 15. There currently is no time line for naming a permanent executive director, he said.

ThisWeek was not able to reach Hoffman for comment.

Although the BCF officially received its nonprofit status in 2010, Hoffman said in October that the group considers the kickoff of a major fundraising campaign in September as the foundation's "symbolic star.'

The BCF operates out of an office in a 400-square-foot building behind Graeter's Ice Cream on South Drexel Avenue. During an October interview, Hoffman said the foundation's operating expenses for the next several years have been covered by donations from board members.

In 1999, resident Peter Halliday and a handful of other residents started the Bexley Heritage Fund at the Columbus Foundation, with a $50,000 commitment.

The Bexley Heritage Fund was active in projects including the city's southwest master plan, Pump House Park and helping to preserve the Jeffrey Mansion.The BCF has already awarded several grants of $2,500 or less, including two to the Bexley Public Library.

The Halliday family announced a $3-million planned gift to the foundation, the organization's first planned gift, earlier this year.

For more information on the BCF, visit www.bexleycommunityfoundation.org.