(VIDEO) Hopkins Education Foundation's Royal Bash Raises $120K
The money will go toward programs at Hopkins schools.
Hopkins Education Foundation’s Royal Bash and online auction raised more than $120,000 to fund grants in Hopkins schools, the foundation announced Thursday.
The sold-out event took place Feb. 25 at the Golden Valley Golf and Country Club—with entertainment that included a live band during the cocktail hour, a wine frenzy game, silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing.
But the focus was on the foundation’s education programs—notably the “iPad Special Appeal: Unleash the Power of the iPad” that builds on last year’s successful pilot grant. Teachers demonstrated to attendees how iPads are transforming education.
(Watch the video above to see how iPads are being used in the schools.)
Hopkins Education Foundation money pays for programs and technology that the school district wouldn’t otherwise be able to fund. It also accelerates pilot programs and provides new technology for the classrooms—including interactive white boards, college planning software and data collection devices.
Last year, Hopkins teachers received $80,000 worth of grants in the spring and $26,000 worth of grants in the fall to augment instruction. The organization also donated dozens of iPads for use in the classroom as part of the Royal Bash's special appeal.
The giving doesn’t end with the Royal Bash. Visit the Hopkins Education Foundation website to make a donation or learn more.