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. But the work must continue and expand in order to reach students where they are today, and to assist them to reach their full potential. Join HEF’s Special Appeal in support of our school district in this effort. Whether you pledge at the February 23rd Royal Bash, or donate here any time, know you are making a difference.  Learn more. Take a minute to watch these two videos: Special Appeal 2018 and This is Real.

You’re Invited!2018 was a sell out; get your tickets early for Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Marriott Minnetonka Southwest.

Tickets available HERE. Discover the details here… and watch for more ‘reveals’ in HEF emails, such as hot Live Auction items, intriguing Great Gatherings, and more!

Thank you to our Generous Sponsors!

Last February, all involved had Snow Much Fun and raised a record-breaking $275,000 to support initiatives at Hopkins Public Schools. A big thank you to our generous attendees, sponsors and volunteers.  Read more about Royal Bash 2018. Let’s do it again!!


Only 100 Tickets will be Sold!

This is your chance… win a fabulous trip for two, including airfare plus loads of extras. You get 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. Tickets must be purchased by cash, check, or debit card (it’s the law). Call or email the HEF office and we’ll arrange to get tickets to you: 952-988-4097; hef@hopkinsschools.org. Winner will be drawn February 23, 2019, at Royal Bash. Need NOT be present to win.

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

Boatbuilders grants fall 2018

HEF’s mission continues! An inspiring slate of eleven grants was just awarded! Learn more about these amazing projects HERE.

Staff and students – if you missed this Fall cycle, check out the procedures and deadlines to submit your grant(s) by the next deadline, and good luck!




Another Fabulous HEF Party

Rock-n-Royal logo 2016GREAT PHOTOS here! Our 6th annual Rock-n-Royal community event (Saturday, September 8) 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.

Family Fun Day – Watch for the next edition in spring 2019!

Last May, Hopkins District 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.

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