Celebrating the contributions and legacy of HEF Executive Director, Jennifer St. Clair

Celebrating the contributions and legacy of HEF Executive Director, Jennifer St. Clair

The Hopkins Education Foundation (HEF) is celebrating the many contributions of its Executive Director, Jennifer St. Clair, as she plans her retirement from the role effective December 31, 2023.

Jennifer’s achievements on behalf of the Foundation and the community over the last 10 years are significant. Her leadership has enabled HEF to raise and invest +$1M into hundreds of grants that have improved educational experiences for thousands of students at Hopkins Public Schools. The creator of Rock N Royal and Royal Family Fun Day, she combines a sense of fun and community with a passion for the purpose: creating opportunity for Hopkins students. Further, Jennifer has expanded partnership with District leadership, creating stronger alignment and leverage of HEF grant funding to support District vision and strategies.

“Jennifer has served as a pillar for HEF and the community, truly embodying the spirit of the foundation and acting as a positive, welcoming face of the District,” said Hopkins Education Foundation President, Bryan Kreske. “We have big shoes to fill, but Jennifer has set us on a great path for success in our next chapter,” he added.

In addition to her leadership role at HEF, Jennifer has been a dedicated and passionate advocate with a long history of support for the Hopkins School District and community. A Hopkins Schools parent, she and her husband have raised two children who are graduates of the District. Prior to serving as Executive Director, Jennifer served as a HEF board member. She is active in the Minnetonka Rotary and an advocate and partner to businesses throughout the Hopkins community.

So what’s next for HEF? Jennifer will continue in her role as Executive Director through the end of 2023. HEF will be kicking off the process to find its next executive director in the next couple of weeks.

If you or someone you know would enjoy the opportunity to change the lives of Hopkins students and contribute to our community in a meaningful way, please see the job description and qualifications HERE.

Once again, please join us in celebrating Jennifer and wishing her the best as she starts her next journey in life!