HEF’s Mission Continues – Passes $3 Million Benchmark

Undaunted by the current pandemic and the shift to distance learning, Hopkins staff and students continue to innovate and generate BIG ideas. Virtual grant presentations were made for $19,588 to four staff grants (in addition to the $3,184 presented to student clubs through The Awesome Fund grants earlier this spring).

Student growth is the focus of this grant cycle, which also includes a $50,000 COVID-19 inspired boost to HEF’s Pathways to a Healthy Future, the HEF district-wide initiative in support of the whole student (more HERE).

Job Opportunity at HEF

Through May 22nd, HEF is actively seeking applicants for the part-time position of Foundation Manager.

The ideal candidate is

  • passionate about HEF’s mission to serve Hopkins Public School students
  • has first-hand experience with Hopkins Public Schools, and
  • is well-grounded in financial accounting and office administration processes.
Please view the full description and qualifications HERE.
HEF is located in the Eisenhower Community Center, and the position begins on July 1, 2020, the start of the Foundation’s fiscal year.
For any questions, please contact Jennifer St. Clair, HEF Executive Director, at 952-988-4091.

We hope you are well!

A few quick updates from HEF:

Royal Family Fun Day has been cancelled – look for this fun event to return next spring 2021. 

Spring Gratitude Gifts have been cancelled – look for this campaign again next fall. In the mean time, maybe take a moment to thank your favorite staff members with a quick email.

Mark your calendar for Rock-n-Royal, Saturday, September 12. We’re betting that we’ll all be more than ready to gather at HEF’s annual Block Party.


Save the Date – Sat, Sept 12, 2020

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 this year, when ‘social distancing’ will hopefully be behind us. 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 coming this summer.

$301,600 Raised at Royal Bash 2020!!

Check out photos HERE ! Thank you to our generous sponsors for their invaluable support!

THANK YOU to all who attended Royal Bash 2020! Great Ideas DO INDEED Blossom Here! In addition to funding grant requests for 2020/21, your generosity (along with committed corporate matches) fully funds HEF’s Special Appeal ‘Pathways to a Healthy Future’ , building on HEF’s recent student wellness focus.

Pathways to a Healthy Future

WATCH this terrific video about HEF’s 2020-2022 Special Appeal, ‘Pathways to a Healthy Future’ and LEARN MORE HERE

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
Our tax id is 41-1808042.