The 19th-annual Hopkins Education Foundation's (HEF) Royal Bash set a new fundraising record, raising over $275,000 during the event on Saturday, Feb. 24.
The sold out, winter-themed gala "Snow Much Fun" brought together 444 guests in support of Hopkins Public Schools. This social event is the single-largest source of funding for HEF, which grants for engaging and innovative projects proposed by Hopkins students and staff. Guests danced the night away to music provided by DJ Instant Replay, enjoyed an elegant dinner, and bid on exciting prizes during the live and silent auctions.
This year the Royal Bash expressed a special appeal to donors in order to raise funds for a student wellness initiative called "Student Wellness = Student Success." HEF is undertaking a two-year health and wellness initiative to expand the District's current role of supporting the "whole student." Of the total funds raised, $93,500 will be used to fund grants focused on self-regulation, stress management, nutrition, and physical fitness. Learn more about the health and wellness grants.