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 great videos: Royal Bash 2019, Special Appeal 2018, and This is Real.

$310,000 Raised for Hopkins Public Schools Students!Royal Bash 2019 was RECORD BREAKING! 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!



Grants, Grants, and More Grants!! HEF has now topped $2.7 Million!

Application DEADLINE March 18, 2019

Boatbuilders grants fall 2018

HEF’s mission continues. An inspiring slate of eleven grants was awarded last fall. Our Grants Committee is eagerly awaiting submissions from inspired Hopkins staff for the spring grant cycle.  Learn more about the most recent projects HERE.

Check out the procedures and deadlines to submit your grant(s) – don’t miss the next deadline, and good luck!


Trip Raffle Winner

The winning Trip Raffle ticket was drawn February 23rd at Royal Bash… Karla Anderson, Speech/Language Pathologist at Gatewood Elementary School gets to choose from three amazing options: Alberta, Canada; San Francisco, California; or Your Pick of Legendary Fairmont Hotels. Learn more about each great trip HERE. Next year, this could be YOU. That’s right, we’ll be doing it again next winter. You’ll have new trips to choose from but the fantastic odds will remain the same: only 100 tickets will be sold; each ticket has a 1 in 100 chance of winning!




Family Fun Day – Coming Soon!

Watch for information about this upcoming event. Last May, Hopkins Public School families gathered for our first annual Royal Family Fun Day! In the spirit of building our sense of community, we provided a fun opportunity for parents and kids to come together and just have fun.  Read more.


Another Fabulous HEF Party

Rock-n-Royal logo 2016GREAT PHOTOS here! Our 6th annual Rock-n-Royal community event last September was a rousing success. Attendees took full advantage of the beautiful weather, the live band, the delicious food and drink. Everyone received two entries into a drawing, and 10 lucky winners went home with gift cards from local businesses. The block in front of Hopkins Center for the Arts was full of HEF supporters, all coming together to kick off the school year, reconnect with old friends, and celebrate our community. Be sure to join us September 7th, 2019 – you’ll get all the details in the spring.

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