Fundraising events overview
The Foundation hosts three fundraising events and conducts several campaigns throughout the year. Please see each below for more details on how you can get involved and donate to the educational cause most important to you.
Northern Stars Celebration
The Educational Foundation’s annual Northern Stars Celebration is typically a smashing success - raising thousands of dollars for our kids. The gala-style event provides a fun way to celebrate quality education, with silent and live auctions, live entertainment and tasty food. In 2019, more than $68,000 was given to benefit Anoka-Hennepin students and support the ongoing work of the Foundation.
Registration for our 2020 Northern Stars Celebration on February 8, 2020 at the Bunker Hills Even Center in Coon Rapids will open in December 2019.
"Putt-ing Kids First" golf tournament
The Anoka-Hennepin Educational Foundation's "Putt-ing Kids First" annual golf tournament grows bigger and more successful every year thanks to our sponsors, golfers and volunteers.
The tournament, which is a long-standing tradition — the 2019 event will be the 60th annual — funds grants for early childhood education, talent development, and career and college readiness incentives for students, among other things.
The 2018 tournament, held at Green Haven Country Club in Anoka, generated over $20,000 for our students and schools.
Save the date now for 2019's golf tournament on Saturday, September 7 at Green Haven in Anoka.
Gallagher 5K Fun Run & Walk for Literacy
Held annually in April and in the memory of Bill Gallagher, a district principal who was known as a passionate champion for literacy, this fun family event is all about raising money to support literacy projects in Anoka-Hennepin schools. The 5K brings more than 700 runner and walkers out to celebrate spring and raise funds for our schools. In 2019, thanks to our sponsors and participants, more than $8,500 was raised.
Save the date now for the Gallagher 5K Fun Run & Walk on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Anoka High School. Registration for the 5K will open in mid-February 2020.
Check us out on Google Drive
Be sure to check out our online photo album collection on Google Drive or by using the slideshow app below.