Gratitude All Around

Gratitude Gifts 2022Here at HEF, we are grateful for your gratitude. Parents and other members of the community purchased 202 Gratitude Gifts for teachers and staff members in all of our schools. On May 26, HEF volunteers celebrated this outpouring of gratitude by personally delivering certificates and Great Harvest Bread Co. cookies to the recipients.


Marketing / Communications Coordinator Needed at HEF

HEF is actively seeking applicants for the part-time position of Marketing /Communications Coordinator. 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 marketing and communication.
HEF is located in the Eisenhower Community Center, and the position begins mid-July. Please view the full description and qualifications HERE. For any questions, contact Jennifer St. Clair, Executive Director, at 952-988-4091.


$38,481 Awarded
to 10 Grants

Learn about the 10 exciting projects that were just given the green light by HEF’s Board of Directors. And congratulations to the wonderful Hopkins staff members who created these student-focused ideas! Click HERE

Pathways to a Healthy Future

The Journey Continues

Special Appeal dollars raised at Royal Bash 2022 are being put directly to work. Right now. The focus is on rebuilding missed opportunities for direct human connections and increasing each student’s sense of belonging.  Fragile relationships have been stretched to the limit, impeding learning and increasing distress. The leadership at each school has been given the freedom to decide on the investment that will best support their students and their communityLearn about each school’s plans HERE, and receive progress reports in upcoming HEF emails.



$251,276 raised for Hopkins students!!

What a fabulous event!
Watch the Grants-in Action Video or the Virtual ‘live stream’ HERE.
EVERYONE can still contribute HERE to Pathways to a Healthy Future!
Learn all about this Special Appeal, the ‘big ask’ which benefits ALL Hopkins Schools.

Royal Family Fun Day was a HUGE HIT!

Hundreds joined us for this FREE event for Hopkins Public Schools students on Sunday, May 1, at Eisenhower Community Center Gym. What a blast! The fun never stopped. Two big awesome inflatables kept the kids moving, along with musical chairs, and a coloring station. Bach to Rock brought guitars and drums aplenty for all to try, and Balloons by Kevin was in crazy demand for his amazing creations. Parents got a chance to sit for a minute when their offspring took a snack break, and several walked away with Aldi gift cards and other goodies that were given away in a drawing. 230 pounds of food was collected for the ICA Food Shelf!  Great photos HERESee you again next year! Thank you to our sponsors Aldi and Great Harvest Bread Co. Minnetonka. 

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