Thank a Teacher!

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Show your appreciation to teachers or staff members who have made this year special for your student.  Instead of a “World’s Best Teacher” mug, how about a gift that gives back? When you make a $25 or more donation to HEF, we’ll send the designated staff member a nice certificate and a yummy cupcake. Make your donation between now and May 18. We’ll deliver the gifts in late May.  Learn more about Gratitude Gifts.  Order your Gratitude Gifts here.

Royal  Bash 2016

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Thank you to our attendees, auction winners, volunteers and sponsors for your enthusiasm and excitement. It was a great night and we raised $168,420 — 19% more than last year!  We sold out this year. We’re moving to a bigger venue for 2017. Save the date — February 25, 2017!

Click here to view the fun photos from Royal Bash 2016.

2016 Special AppealFull STEAM Ahead image

It’s time to capitalize on the successful start to HEF’s exciting three-year initiative supporting Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math in our schools. Funds donated to Full Steam Ahead will benefit students in all of our schools.  Read more.

It’s not too late to join us in supporting this exciting initiative.

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Fall 2015 GrantsHistory Live fall grants 2015

This fall’s eleven grants totaling $32,224 are an exciting mix that reflects the creativity and ingenuity of Hopkins staff. Topics include scientific inquiry in robotics and meteorology, interactive history, extracurricular academic teams, microfinance lessons, impactful curricular enhancements at both the preschool and secondary levels, and creative healthy eating initiatives. Read more.
We’ll publish information about our spring grant awards in early May.

Save the Date!

Rock-n-Royal logoOur Rock ‘n Royal event is already a fun tradition and a great way to kick off the school year. Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 10 and plan to join us for socializing and dancing in downtown Hopkins. We’ll be in the Hopkins Center for the Arts and on Mainstreet.  Read about last year’s event here and watch for more details on Rock ‘n Royal 2016 soon.

Save the Date!

Royal Bash Logo-FINAL2_SM Royal Bash 2016We’re already hard at work planning next year’s event. We sold out this year, so we’re expanding to a bigger venue in 2017.  Mark your calendars now and watch for more information in the fall. February 25, 2017.

Learn more about this year’s Royal Bash here.  We’d love to have you join our planning committee for 2017!  Here’s how you can contact us.


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