A huge THANK YOU to our strong community of supporters who have made it possible for us to grant more than $2.6 million for exciting programs in Hopkins Public Schools! You’ll find a listing of our individual annual donors in each of our annual reports.
We also acknowledge our $1000+ donors (cumulatively since HEF’s inception in 1995) on the beautifully REMODELED Donor Wall in the lobby of Hopkins High School.
This major update, completed in August 2018, features a terrific ‘news station’ of upcoming HEF events and information. The newest addition, an active digital monitor, is regularly populated with photos of students and staff receiving HEF grants, implementing HEF grants, receiving your Gratitude Gifts, and more. Stop by to take a look!
The new wall is a crisp, clear tribute to the community that has worked to support our children and to enhance their educational experience. Parents, businesses, alumni, staff, teachers, and students all share their gifts of time, talent, and treasure to strengthen the Hopkins Public Schools.
A special thank you is due Patrick Poquette, Supervisor of Building and Grounds, and his staff for their work in making way for this new installation. iSpace Environments installed the digital monitor, and Art Partners Group worked with HEF to design and install the other components of the wall.
The original donor wall of tiles was installed to tell the 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 had already provided significant support. Hopkins parent Jon Buggy and Sara Olm, both of Ellerbe Becket, provided the creative solution that first became the Hopkins Education Foundation donor wall.
Then, under the guidance of Mary Kay Myrmel, now-retired North Junior High Tech Ed teacher, students carefully and diligently engraved wood tiles that were arranged on the Hopkins High School wall. After the initial installation, the laser engraver – acquired by HEF for the project – remained 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.