Gratitude Gifts Share the Love

Show you care – gift a sweet thank you to teachers, coaches, principals, paraprofessionals… ANY Hopkins Public Schools staff! When you donate $25 or more to HEF in a staff member’s name, we’ll hand-deliver a custom blue and silver cupcake from Amy’s Cupcake Shoppe in Hopkins, along with your personal note. Deadline to order Gratitude Gifts is Monday, December 9. Just Click HERE.



HEF’s 7th annual Rock-n-Royal back-to-school event was a rousing success, with more than 420 attendees. Check out GREAT PHOTOS HERE. If you missed this epic block party featuring guaranteed (well, maybe not exactly guaranteed) beautiful weather, dancing in the streets to live music, delicious food and beverages, make sure to join us next year. The block in front of Hopkins Center for the Arts will again be full of HEF supporters, all coming together to kick off the school year, reconnect with old friends, and celebrate our community. More details HERE! 

WOW! $2.8Million in 450+ Grants Since 1995

Spring 2020 will mark 25 years since HEF’s founding. Learn about the fabulous grants and district-wide initiatives HEF has brought to life for the benefit of Hopkins Public Schools students HERE and HERE.

Special Appeal 2018-2020

2018 Special AppealThis important initiative to support the WHOLE student is well underway, all across Hopkins Public Schools. You’ll continue to receive periodic updates in our emails. Thank you to our wonderful community who donated $108,000 at Royal Bash 2019! This work will continue and expand, reaching students where they are today – and assisting them to reach their full potential. Join HEF’s Special Appeal in support of our school district in this effort. Whether or not you attended the February 23rd Royal Bash, you may donate here any time, know you are making a difference. Learn more. Take a minute to watch some inspiring videos: Royal Bash 2019, Special Appeal 2018, and This is Real.

$310,000 Raised for Hopkins Public Schools Students!

Royal Bash 2019 was a RECORD BREAKER! Thank you to all who attended, volunteered, sponsored, and donated!

Check out photos HERE. The fabulous evening was full of excitement: wonderful performances from Hopkins High School’s a capella choirs Geoff & Midori; Presenter Leanne Kampfe, Principal of West Junior High; an entertaining Plinko Game; a fun photo booth; exciting Live and Cake Auctions; and an amazing show of paddles included $108,000 specifically for Student Wellness=Student Success, HEF’s Special Appeal. 

Thank you to our Generous Sponsors!

Royal Family Fun Day was a Big Hit!

Thank you all for coming! Watch for the next Royal Family Fun Day on Sunday, April 26th, 2020!! Watch for the specific location and ALL of the details coming in late winter.

Families from all over our community came together last Spring for an UNPLUGGED afternoon at InnerActive, the super-fun play space in Minnetonka. Children had a wonderful time on the jumping pillow, climbing wall, turf field, full size basketball court, and giant building blocks. Younger siblings enjoyed the unique toddler space. Snacks and beverages were available from HEF to help re-fortify hungry attendees after all of the energy they expended.

Special Treat: Musical Instrument ‘Petting Zoo’! Bach to Rock from Plymouth provided a variety of different musical instruments for families to try, including guitar, bass guitar, piano, hand drums, xylophone, didgeridoo, and various shakers/rhythmic instruments. Much merry music was made and the guitars were very popular. Learn more about Bach to Rock here.

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