Named Funds

 

 

Current Foundation Named Funds


Brad Board Award for Excellence in Elementary Education
Named for former Deephaven and Minnewashta principal Bradley G. Board, this monetary award for a Minnetonka elementary education teacher or professional staff is given every May.
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Class of 1964 Scholarship 
Established by the Class of 1964 in conjunction with their class reunion in 2019, one college scholarship will be awarded each May to a Minnetonka High School senior.
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Class of 1964 Scholarship Winners
2021 - Helena Moore
2020 - Anna Lewis

International Studies Fund
Established by an anonymous donor, this scholarship fund alleviates travel expenses for students in the International Studies Program (ISP) at Minnetonka High School with demonstrated financial need. Applications are approved by the International Studies faculty and awarded twice each school year, in advance of ISP trips abroad.
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Lovett Summer Writing Scholarship
Dr. Michael Lovett, former Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, was instrumental in planning and establishing The Writing Center at Minnetonka High School. This scholarship helps students pursue individual writing opportunities in the summer.

Minnetonka Alumni Association (MAA) Fine Arts Endowment Fund
The Minnetonka Alumni Association funds extraordinary opportunities for Minnetonka teachers and students in the visual, performing and literary arts. Implemented by the foundation's annual teacher grant process, funds are given every April.
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Sundem Family Scholarship
The Sundem Family Scholarship Fund was established to honor the Minnetonka teachers of Gary Sundem, Gail Sundem Noller and Gwen Sundem Jansen. Gary Sundem was recognized as one of the Minnetonka Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award winners in 2015, which prompted the establishment of this scholarship fund. One college scholarship will be awarded each May to a Minnetonka High School senior.

Sundem Family Scholarship Winners
2021 - Lissa Mizutani
2020 - Reese Thompson
2019- Sarah Hamilton
2018- Christina Crassas
2017- Patrick Brady
2016- Mario Bertogliat

Youth Citizenship Endowment Fund
Established by retired superintendent Dr. Donald Draayer, this fund supports or creates opportunities for youth service, citizenship and leadership development. Implemented by the foundation's annual teacher grant process, funds are given every April.
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Minnetonka Public Schools Foundation



Establishing a Named Fund with the Foundation
The foundation is the fiscal agent for several named funds. Establishing a named fund, with a suggested initial investment of $5,000 or more, is personalized way to make a direct and lasting impact on Minnetonka schools.

Please contact Jill Howe for information on how to establish a named fund with the Minnetonka Public Schools Foundation.

The foundation retains 10% of new named fund proceeds to cover fund administration and management. The named fund's purpose and grant making process require foundation board approval.