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Since 1995, Hopkins Education Foundation (HEF) has partnered with the Hopkins Public Schools community and awarded            $3.5 million district-wide to enrich all students with new learning experiences and resources.

Get Your Royal Bash 2023 Tickets - Adventure Awaits!

Bash 2023 teaser


HEF’s Royal Bash 2023 will transport guests from Minnesota’s winter doldrums to faraway destinations.

Get your ticket to roam the room, feast on fresh flavors and international fare, get caught in the excitement of a myriad of games and raise your paddle to claim adventures in MN and around the world.

Move and mingle as you wish. Choose from a variety of seating options throughout the evening including high and low-top tables, comfy armchairs, cozy lounge spaces and traditional banquet tables. No assigned seats.*

Curate your own evening with a passport full of options:

  • Stop in at the Speakeasy, Wine Cellar, and Brew Pub lounges
  • Feast at the Global Food Extravaganza
  • Play Pub Games, Plinko, a Chocolate Tombola and a Wine Pull
  • Bid on both Silent & Live Auctions
  • Enjoy Music, Dancing and a Festival of Desserts

Gather your friends, neighbors, family.

Adventure Awaits! – Royal Bash – February 25th!

*Reserved banquet tables are available for sponsors only. Please reach out to the HEF office if you are interested in sponsorship.

Special Appeal 2023 -- Step Into a Brilliant future

At HEF, we believe that every Hopkins student deserves a brilliant future and as a key partner in growing Hopkins students’ success, both in and out of the classroom, HEF is excited about the scope of this year’s special appeal, Step into a Brilliant Future

Coming alongside Hopkins students in the core areas of reading and math while also increasing their paths for future careers and further education, this HEF Special Appeal

  • Impacts our earliest learners, K-6th, by maximizing teacher literacy training through science of reading components including multi-sensory manipulatives and engaging, high-interest decodable books for students at all Hopkins elementary schools
  • Further develops math skills, Geometry through AP Calculus, for secondary students through the opening of the Academic Skills Center at Hopkins High School
  • Expands the Health and Human Services Pathway of study at the high school to include the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), First Aid and CPR certifications while continuing to support the Royals College and Career Center.

We hope that you will choose to give generously this year to HEF’s Special Appeal so that all Hopkins students can confidently Step into a Brilliant Future!

Interested in Being a Royal Bash Sponsor?

HEF is currently looking to partner with additional corporate and private sponsors for both monetary and in-kind gifts to make this year’s Royal Bash truly spectacular. We’d love to talk with you further about how this sponsorship would benefit you and/or your company. Call or email Jennifer St. Clair at 952.988.4091/jennifer.stclair@hopkinsschools.org or for more information, click here.

A Record-breaking $125,000 in Fall Grants Have Been Awarded

Grant season is always a busy and inspiring time at HEF but this fall is a real standout since we’ve given more money to funding grants than any other grant cycle! With 16 creative and captivating grants approved, we had a lot of good news to share these last two weeks as awards were presented. Be sure to take a look at the many exciting, one-of-a-kind learning opportunities, wellness projects, and new adventures that await our Hopkins students.  Click the link or photo above to see all of the fall 2022 grants summary page.

Attention Hopkins teachers and staff: Do not fear if you didn’t get your fall grant application in but still have some cool ideas and/or classroom  needs that are floating around in your head. We’ll open the applications back up in the Spring for round #2 of grant giving this school year!

ATTENTION STUDENTS:  Check out our Awesome Fund Grants awarded to Hopkins 7th – 12th grade students!


Gratitude Gifts Delivered

Thank you for showering our Hopkins teachers and staff with Gratitude Gifts this season! HEF’s Board and team delivered over 270 Gratitude Gifts before winter break!

We want to give a tremendous thank you to all Hopkins teachers and staff for everything they do to elevate our Hopkins students to success daily! Thank YOU!