Royal Bash 2020 is coming Saturday, Feb 22!

Royal Bash 2019 was a RECORD BREAKER! Thank you to all who attended, volunteered, sponsored, and donated! Let’s do it again!

We’ve planned another wonderful evening of dining, dancing and FUN for you on February 22, 2020 at The Marriott Minnetonka Southwest. Find more details HERE. Tickets are available for purchase HERE when school resumes on January 6th, after Winter Break. Check out photos from 2019 HERE and join the party! Thank you to our generous sponsors for their invaluable support!

Be part of the action, whether or not you can attend! Volunteers are needed for short shifts, both in the morning before the event, and throughout the night. Sign up HERE. Thank you!

Your Odds to Win are 1 in 100!

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to win a Trip for Two to YOUR CHOICE of fabulous destinations. Only 100 tickets will be sold at $100 each; each trip is valued at more than $3,000! Learn more about each destination, and about how to get tickets HERE, or call the HEF office at 952-988-4097.

$52,632 Awarded for 17 Grants! $2.9M in 467 Grants since 1995

Fall Grants 2019 Thanks

Spring 2020 will mark 25 years since HEF’s founding. The latest cycle of 17 grants awarded HERE pushes HEF’s tally to 2.9M gifted to Hopkins Public Schools. THANK YOU! Learn about all of the fabulous grants and district-wide initiatives HEF has brought to life for the benefit of Hopkins Public Schools students HERE and HERE.

Gratitude Gifts Share the Love

Gratitude Gifts were delivered just before Winter Break. This sweet thank you to teachers, coaches, principals, paraprofessionals – ANY Hopkins Public Schools staff –  is such a great reminder that they are appreciated for the hard work they do every day. As you can see, the hand-delivered custom cupcakes from Amy’s Cupcake Shoppe and the personal notes, were very much enjoyed.



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! 

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, at Eisenhower Community Center. Specific 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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