The Mission of the South High Foundation is to provide financial assistance and support for programs at South High School that directly enhance the students overall high school experience by enriching their academic, cultural and extracurricular experience; and to support and enhance their ability to further their education.
The Friends of South High Foundation was created in 1983 by then-Principal and alum George Dahl ('42), Assistant Principal Jerry Cady and alum Dick westby ('52) to provide support for staff and students at Minneapolis South High School. Formed as a 501(c)(3) corporation, the organization has grown significantly from its beginnings as a largely alumni-based oranization to a fully operational community support mechanism that is transparent and accountable to its donors and constituents. There are 13,000 alumni, parents and staff registered with the Foundation today. Of these, over 500 are members.