What's New at the Foundation

What's New at the Foundation
Posted on 11/28/2020
SouthWest Metro Educational Foundation LogoLearn what is new with the SouthWest Metro Educational Foundation and how you can support this holiday season. 

We would like to introduce the Foundation's new Executive Director, Darcy Schatz. 

Darcy Schatz is a home-grown Minnesotan living in the Twin Cities metro. She went to law school for fun and is a huge advocate for education. When not trying to save the world, she hangs out with her three kids, spends time outdoors hiking and kayaking, travels, does a little cake decorating and sculpting and other miscellaneous hobbies, and tries not to adopt all the animals in the shelter. 

Thank you to Lesley Chester for your many years of service to the Foundation and our SWMetro community! 


Learn about some opportunities to help the Foundation this holiday season: 

Non-Event 2020
THE GREAT SOUTHWEST METRO STAY HOME TOGETHER NON-EVENT 2020

In order to insure everyone’s health and safety from COVID-19, we have decided not to host our gala this year. However, this year, we hope you will join us in the SouthWest Metro’s Great Stay Home Together event and support our students from the comfort of your home.  Our goal this year is $25,000 which is about what we typically net from our gala.

Since the foundation’s inception in 2004, we have awarded nearly $200,000 in scholarships thanks in large part to your investment in our students and community.  During our 2019/2020 school year, we awarded 24 students with $30,000 in scholarships and provided more than $5,000 in grants to support student incentives and activities in SouthWest Metro Intermediate District 288! 

Learn more about the 2020 Non-Event 

Download a special Non-Event themed BINGO card inspired by the Minnesota State Fair. It is FULL of fun activities for you and your family to keep busy during Distance Learning.

WE WANT TO SEE YOUR CREATIVITY!
Share a photo or video of each activity you complete on your BINGO card - just tag or message us on Facebook. You could be featured on our page!


DONATE ONLINE



Amazon Smile
AMAZON SMILE

When you shop online this holiday season, remember to go to smile.amazon.com and select the SouthWest Metro Educational Foundation as your charity!

When you shop on Amazon Smile, 0.5% of your purchase price of eligible products will go to the Educational Foundation, helping our students with scholarships, our staff with grants, and our schools with projects.


Choose Your Charity
CHOOSE YOUR CHARITY 

Old National is donating $165,000 to Minnesota nonprofits. Vote for the SouthWest Metro Educational Foundation by typing the name in the non-profit search list.

You can vote once a day, every day, between now and December 17.

VOTE