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The South High Foundation!

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to reverberate through our community. Schools are meeting in person. The teachers' strike has come and gone.

Among other changes we've seen, our Operations Manager, Jacquie Strebe, has accepted a position elsewhere. We offer Jacquie our thanks and best wishes.

A small team from the Foundation Board is actively engaged in a search for a qualified replacement. The position is part-time (15-20 hours/week), Monday through Thursday.  We are looking for a person with 3 years of experience using Quickbooks and donor-based software. Experience working with a non-profit is preferred.  If you are interested contact A more complete job description can be see at this link.

In addition, Jerry Herby, the other person working in the office part-time, has retired. Reid Christianson has taken on that role.

The Foundation people now have access to the school building and thus the office on a more routine basis. Operations are falling into a rhythm again.

You can find more news on our News page.

The South High Foundation has served the staff and students at South High since its incorporation in 1983. We welcome alumni, friends and parents to join us as we look forward to serving the South High Community far into the future.

Here's how it works: We raise money to support current students through a variety of grants to supplement the normal budget received from Minneapolis Public Schools. In addition, the Foundation supports recent graduates through its administration of many scholarships for post-secondary education. And by virtue of performing these activities, the Foundation is able to offer certain benefits to alumni as a by-product.

Briefly, the Foundation depends on two kinds of resources - people and money. Many people provide financial support to the Foundation. Several dozen provide the people-power that makes it all work. And the Foundation needs both the people and the money.

The chances to register and donate are open to anyone who wishes to support South High programs and students. Registration is free and entitles you to receive periodic newsletters. Making a donation is a step higher in terms of commitment - it means offering funds to support the cause, and entitles you to receive the Foundation's annual report. An different variety of commitment is demonstrated by the volunteers stepping up to the Opportunities.

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If you prefer, you can contact the Foundation office with any questions you might have related to the Foundation's operations. The office is staffed part-time. Contact the foundation by phone (612-668-4344) or email at

Interested in making a donation to support the work of the Foundation on behalf of South High? Click on the "DonateNow" button to the right and visit the GiveMN site to make a donation today!
To contact the Foundation by email click here to send a note.

The Mission of the Friends of South High Foundation: 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.