The South High Foundation!
The COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on the Foundation ...
A board meeting held using Zoom:
- The Pancake Breakfast for this year has been canceled.
- The Spring Alumni Luncheon has been canceled.
- The Golf Tournament has been canceled.
- Normal day-to-day operations (e.g., processing mail) have been interrupted since the Foundation's office is within South High and the building is not open. If you sent in a check reserving a spot at the Luncheon, we will be in contact to determine how you want to handle it - shred it, return it, treat it as a donation, or some other option.
- We expect the awarding of Scholarships to proceed as usual, but likely without the usual reception for donors and recipients.
Stay home. Keep a safe distance. Avoid large groups. Limit visits to picking up essentials. Stay in contact by phone or computer with those that might be vulnerable to contracting the disease. Arrange for a cup of coffee or a happy hour using Skype or FaceTime or Zoom.
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.
For the latest news, go to the link to our News Page, below.
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 Director@southhighfoundation.org.
you can find out more about items of interest to members of the Foundation Community.
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.