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 the video below to see highlights of a few of the exciting teacher projects funded by your contributions to SEEF. (Click on the arrow to view.)
SEEF is currently seeking individuals interested in supporting the organization’s goal of funding innovative learning opportunities for students in the Shakopee School District. We encourage individuals who are energetic, enthusiastic, and interested in sharing their time and talents with our organization to apply. As we continue to grow and expand our initiatives, we are looking for people with interests and/or skills in finance/accounting, fundraising, marketing, and website/social media development to help us meet our goals and enable our Foundation to continue to thrive.
If you are interested in making a difference for the teachers and students in the Shakopee schools, please complete this board member application.
We would love for you to be a part of our wonderful Foundation; however, we know it’s important for you to ensure that this is the right volunteer opportunity for you before committing. Please contact us with questions and consider joining us for a meeting to see if our mission is the right fit for you.
For a second year in a row, Rahr Malting Co. of Shakopee has made a very generous $5000 donation to SEEF. We are over the top grateful for this continued support. 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 to Rahr Malting!
Shakopee Valley News Editorial (Feb. 14, 2013):
SEEF adds to educational experience in Shakopee
Members of the Shakopee Educational Endowment Foundation Board of Directors presented a check for $30,118 to the school board to fund 33 grants awarded to teachers across the district for the 2018-19 academic year. SEEF was able to fund more projects than in previous years due in part to the generosity of late Superintendent Gary Anger’s family, who designated SEEF as the recipient of gifts in Anger’s memory. THANK YOU to the many donors who make our Teacher Grant Program possible.
Recently the SEEF Board of Directors welcomed Alexander Lamminen to join the 12 other sitting directors. We are grateful and excited to have Alex join the board and bring his unique talents, expertise and perspectives to the work of the Foundation. Our heartfelt thanks to Alex for agreeing to help us further our mission to preserve and enhance the quality of education in the Shakopee School District.
The Shakopee Educational Endowment Foundation Board of Directors is proud to announce this year’s teacher grant awards. In November 2018 the Foundation awarded 33 grants to teachers totaling $30,118. (Click the link below to see the entire list of grants.) Grants are intended to fund innovative projects that otherwise would not be available to students in the Shakopee schools. “The Foundation, 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.
This year an amazing number of worthy grant proposals were received totaling almost $66,000. SEEF was able to fund more projects than in previous years due in part to the generosity of late Superintendent Gary Anger’s family, who designated SEEF as the recipient of gifts in Anger’s memory. This act of kindness is a testament to Gary’s commitment to education, our community and to his belief in the SEEF mission.
Since its inception in 1992, the Teacher Grant Program has awarded 488 grants totaling more than $369,000 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. 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)