A huge thank you to our strong community of supporters who have made it possible for us to grant nearly $2.4 million for exciting programs in Hopkins Schools. You’ll find acknowledgement and listing of our individual donors in our annual reports.
We also acknowledge our donors on the donor wall at Hopkins High School. This wall of tiles tells a story of the community surrounding the Hopkins Education Foundation. When a generous Foundation donor wanted to inspire others to give, the decision was made to create a tribute to the many individuals and businesses who have provided the significant support. Hopkins parent Jon Buggy and Sara Olm, both of Ellerbe Becket, provided the creative solution that is now the Hopkins Education Foundation donor wall.
Who better to do the engraving of the donor names than the students? Under the guidance of Mary Kay Myrmel, North Junior High Tech Ed teacher, students have carefully and diligently engraved the wood tiles that are so beautifully arranged on the Hopkins High School wall. Since then, the engraver stays in use by the students and staff for a variety of projects, such as building a successful business venture of engraving and selling pens, creating unique insets for wood tables, or helping the District with its engraving needs.
I really appreciated the chance to inform the students about the work that the Hopkins Education Foundation does in our schools. We have a laser engraver because of the generosity of HEF, and now we have a chance to help them by engraving the tiles for the donor wall. The students got to take a “field trip” to the high school to see the results of their work. What a wonderful opportunity for students to be the beneficiaries as well as to help in the larger community! — Mary Kay Myrmel
The wall is symbolic of how a community is woven together to support our children. Parents, businesses, alumni, staff, teachers, and students share their gifts of time, talents, and treasure to strengthen the Hopkins