Welcome to HEF

Since 1995, Hopkins Education Foundation (HEF) has partnered with the Hopkins Public Schools community and awarded $3.6 million district-wide to enrich all students with new learning experiences and resources.

THree Great Ways to Support HEF

It’s time again for Gratitude Gifts! Think of a Hopkins teacher or staff member who you want to thank and order a Gratitude Gift today. For just $25, that special person will receive a personalized card, a loaf of bread from Breadsmith, a certificate for another loaf and a $25 gift card for BLVD kitchen and bar. Plus, this year your gift will spread the love with a Breadsmith breakfast spread for every staff member in every school to enjoy! Ordering Gratitude Gifts through the Hopkins Education Foundation also helps HEF support Hopkins schools.

Place an order here by Dec. 6.

Royal Bash is our biggest fund raiser of the year.  And it’s also great fun for attendees!  HEF’s event planning team is working hard to make next year’s Royal Bash fresh, entertaining, and meaningful. Mark March 2, 2024 on your calendars now. Reach out to your friends to plan to attend together. And watch this space for more information soon.

Wondering about Royal Bash? Check out the picture gallery from our 2023 celebration to learn more about the event.

Thanks to all who contributed.  It’s not too late. Donate now to support HEF grants and make a teacher’s big dream for Hopkins students come true! Help us reach our $10,000 goal! 

With Your Valuable Support -- We Award Grants!!

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To kick-off a great November, HEF Executive Director Emily Wallace-Jackson enjoyed one of the best parts of the job – presenting the GIANT CHECK! She was joined by HEF Board Members at schools throughout the District.  Students of all ages get a kick out of seeing that big check in their classroom or at their school. This fall HEF funded 21 grants totaling more than $64k in grants – making some truly great ideas possible for Hopkins educators and students. Learn more about our grants here.

We're Biased but... HEF Has the Best People!!

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Ellie Siler, Marketing Coordinator
Emily Wallace-Jackson
Emily Wallace-Jackson, Executive Director
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Jennifer St. Clair

We’re excited to welcome Hopkins High School grad Ellie Bayrd Siler to HEF as our new marketing coordinator. Ellie comes to us with extensive writing and editing experience, most recently as communications director for the Campaign to Save the BWCA. Ellie is an alumna of Gatewood Elementary, West Junior High, and HHS. Please join us in welcoming  Class of 1997 grad Ellie back to the Hopkins Public Schools community.

In July, Emily Wallace-Jackson became HEF’s new Executive Director. Emily’s vast experience with both HEF and the Hopkins Public Schools District runs deep, enabling her to hit the ground running in her new role. She served on the HEF Board of Directors from 2014-2019 including two years as President. Read more about Emily here.

This fall, HEF is celebrating the many contributions of its recently retired Executive Director, Jennifer St. Clair. Read about Jennifer’s many amazing achievements in her 10 years as Executive Director here

If you are one of the many who have benefited from Jennifer’s service, we encourage you to make a donation to HEF in her honor.

What a great party!

Thank you for attending the Rock-n-Royal Block Party!  Join us in thanking our sponsors! Their generosity made our fundraiser a success!

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