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Bexley Education Foundation

Organizers turn attention to annual fundraiser

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The Bexley Education Foundation’s BRAVO! planning committee has begun working on its February 2013 event. Committee members are (from left) Julie Cohen, children’s art co-chairwoman; Emily Schoedinger and Kathleen Russo, food co-chairwomen; Allison Lowery Palmer and Linda Sinoway, event co-chairwomen; Tiffany Duncan, silent auction chairwoman; and Jamie Topolosky, hospitality chairwoman. Not pictured are: Children's Art Co-Chair Stephanie Cahill, children’s art co-chairwoman; Emily London and Lynne Miller, hospitality co-chairwomen.

BRAVO!, the Bexley Education Foundation's annual fundraiser, may be four months away but volunteers are already in the midst of planning the event.

The foundation's traditional "Winter Party with a Purpose" is planned for 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Limited Brands World Headquarters, 3 Limited Parkway in Columbus.

More than 700 guests are expected to attend.

Event co-chairwomen Allison Lowery Palmer and Linda Sinoway have named most committee co-chairwomen for the event.

"It's a wonderful place for a party, and we are looking forward to bringing the community together for a fabulous evening in support of our excellent schools," Sinoway said in a press release announcing the event date.

BRAVO! raises funds for the Bexley Education Foundation's classroom and district-wide grant-making program. To date, the foundation has provided almost $4 million in grants to Bexley City Schools.

Events planned for this year's BRAVO! will include a silent auction with more than 200 items to bid on, an auction of children's artwork, a 50/50 raffle, a cash bar, and food offerings from more than 20 area restaurants and caterers.

Volunteer opportunities are still available for those who would like to help with the event.

Tickets for BRAVO! are $50 each, or $75 for a Patron Donation. Sponsorships are available, starting at $300 for a Bronze Sponsorship, which includes two tickets to the event.

Sponsors who make their commitment prior to Dec. 31 will be named on the BRAVO! invitation.

For more information, go to or call 614-338-2093.