The purpose of the Shakopee Educational Endowment Foundation (SEEF) is to enrich and improve the quality of education in the Shakopee School District by funding projects that provide innovative learning opportunities for our students.
Check out our video to see highlights of a few of the exciting teacher projects funded by your contributions to SEEF. (Click on the arrow to view.)
Recently the Shakopee Educational Endowment Foundation welcomed Joanne Block and Dr. Mike Severson to join the Board of Directors. We are excited to have these individuals join the board and bring their unique talents, expertise and perspectives to the work of the Foundation. Our heartfelt thanks to Joanne and Mike for agreeing to help us further our mission to preserve and enhance the quality of education in the Shakopee School District.
Shakopee Valley News Editorial (Feb. 14, 2013):
SEEF adds to educational experience in Shakopee
The Shakopee Educational Endowment Foundation Board of Directors is proud to announce this year’s teacher grant awards. The foundation awarded 23 grants totaling $24,400 for innovative projects in the Shakopee schools. “With the help of your generous donations, SEEF, in partnership with our teachers, will increase the creative use of technology, expand book collections available for students and enhance learning in science, art, math, music and language arts classes,” according to Pamela Wiger-Bukari, foundation chairperson.
Each year, Shakopee teachers submit grant proposals for creative, educational projects they would like to implement. Since its inception in 1992, the Teacher Grant Program has awarded 455 grants totally more than $339,000 for teacher initiatives that enrich learning opportunities for students. SEEF grants enhance all academic subject areas - technology, fine arts, early childhood education and special education at all Shakopee public school sites. Without the foundation’s Teacher Grant Program, most of these projects would not be possible.
Teacher grants are SEEF’s means of supporting the excellence that has always highlighted the Shakopee School District. Funds to support the grants come from generous donations made by area businesses, service organizations, school district staff, community members and alumni.
Final Grant Report Form (for grant recipients)
A big THANKS to Rahr Malting Co. for the generous $5000 donation to SEEF! This kind of community support is so appreciated and necessary for this foundation to continue to fund the annual Teacher Grant Program. Students and teachers across the district will be directly impacted by this gift. Thank you, thank you!!
Thank you to all who donated on Give to the Max Day. The Shakopee Educational Endowment Foundation raised a total of $2305 during this campaign in large part due to the $1000 matching gift made by O’Brien’s Public House in Shakopee. Thank you, Public House, for your generosity!
It's because of you, our donors and partners, that we can support Shakopee students. If you didn’t get around to donating on GTTMD that’s okay. SEEF accepts donations to support the annual teacher grant program at anytime: