Gratitude is So Easy to Express

Gratitude Gifts are a wonderful way to say “Thank you” just in time to finish off the school year with a smile.  A lovely personal message and a sleeve of Great Harvest Bread Co. oatmeal chocolate chip cookies (from right here in Minnetonka!) will be hand delivered to your favorite Hopkins staff. Parents of seniors, this is a fabulous way to acknowledge the teachers, paras, bus drivers, kitchen & office staff, custodians… anyone who’s had an impact on your student. Bonus: you’re raising funds for HEF’s next round of grants! ORDER HERE BY MAY 20th

$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


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. 

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.


Super Fun Night!

Rock-n-Royal 2021 was a hit! More than 300 HEF Supporters gathered on Saturday night, September 18, in front of the Hopkins Center for the Arts, for our annual block party. It was a beautiful night! Photos HERE


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