Royal Bash Logo-FINAL2_LG Royal Bash 2016Mark your calendars
Feb 27, 2016, 6 pm to midnight

Get the full scoop about Royal Bash 2016 here

Royal  Bash 2016!


If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please email the HEF office at  If tickets become available, they will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

THANK YOU to our community for your enthusiasm and excitement! We promise to secure a larger venue for Bash 2017!

HEF Online Auction Sponsored by

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i:Space Furniture
Jennifer & Joel Peterson

Everyone can participate in the excitement of our online auction! Bidding opens on February 15 at 7 am, but you can preview auction items now. 

2016 Special Appeal

Full STEAM Ahead imageIt’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. Read more.

Mara Gollin-Garrett Royal Bash 2016 volunteersNext planning meeting: Tuesday, Feb. 9, 7 to 8 pm, in Eisenhower 205.
A big thank you to all our Royal Bash 2016 sponsors who help make this event possible!

It’s not too late to sign up to be a sponsor.
Or donate an auction item

Learn more about volunteering for Bash here or sign up online here to be a volunteer

11 Grants!History 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.

Check out your school!

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We’ve updated our bar charts. Click here to see how HEF grants have benefited your students.

It’s Grant Application Season!

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This could be you, celebrating in April. It’s time to put on your thinking caps and sharpen your pencils. Spring HEF grant applications are due Monday, March 14. Optional (but highly recommended) Grant Concept Forms are due February 16. Learn all about applying for a grant.

Your Gratitude was Hand-Delivered!

On December 15, HEF Ambassadors, Board members and staff delivered Gratitude Gifts and Star Cards to 148 Hopkins staff members. Every building was represented. Thank you for recognizing these wonderful people, and for your donations to HEF!

Hot Off the Press!

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Check out our 2014-2015 Annual Report here.

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