Anoka-Hennepin Educational Foundation

Mission Statement

AHEF cultivates equitable and innovative experiences for students through partnerships with compassionate people who have generous hearts.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments Our donors directed and positively impacted over 25,000 students in Anoka-Hennepin Public Schools. By enriching early childhood education, AHEF donors improved social-emotional learning for preschoolers and students in Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) classes and equipped the Sorteberg outdoor classroom with science tools to increase student exploration of nature. AHEF donors expanded talent and opportunity development so students had the chance to develop their talents, interests and abilities in academics, arts and athletics through classroom grants for makerspaces, after school activities grants, innovative technologies, and support for the K-12 grade Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Fair. Career and college readiness was increased through International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement testing grants for students who otherwise couldn't afford to take these tests, as well as classroom grants to improve career and college readiness.
Current Goals Enrich early childhood education through continuing support of our youngest learners. This will be done by adding books, social-emotional learning tools, and enhanced experiences for these learners and their families. Expanding talent and opportunity development by creating equitable and innovative experiences for students across the district through after school activities grants and classroom grants. Increasing career and college readiness so that all students are prepared for the next phase of their life and learning through International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement testing grants and classroom grants.
Community or Constituency Served AHEF donors benefit the 38,000+ students pre-K through Adult Basic Education in the Anoka-Hennepin Public Schools. Donors serve students across the academic achievement spectrum from students receiving special education services through those in gifted and talented programs and everyone in between. Anoka-Hennepin's 5,500+ teachers and staff also benefit from AHEF donor generosity through increased and enhanced learning and tools to positively impact student experiences.
Geographic Area Served AHEF serves students and staff in the Anoka-Hennepin School District. Spread out across 172 square miles, the district is made of 13 suburban communities north of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, including Andover, Anoka, Blaine, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Coon Rapids, Dayton, Fridley, Ham Lake, Nowthen, Ramsey, and Oak Grove.

Reports & Finances

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 07/24/2020

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2727 N Ferry Street
Anoka, MN 55303
Phone: 763-506-1105

General Information

Alternative Name: AHEF
EIN: 41-1691433
Principal Staff: Theresa (Tess) DeGeest
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 2
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 25,000
Ruling Year: 1991


Board Chair: Julie Klund-Schubert
Number of Board Members: 17
Board Meetings with Quorum: 6
Average Member Attendance: 9.6

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