Our History

2009-present

wpd417f662_05The Spanish Education Fund began in February 2009 as the Alternative Funding Committee. The group explored alternative ways to fund the International Teaching Intern Program by looking into fundraising, sponsors and grants.

It eventually became important for this group to become an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Thus, the Spanish Education Fund (SEF) was born. Upon approval of the EHSI parent body, the group completed the necessary application paperwork for 501(c)(3) status and wrote articles of incorporation. EHSI parents then approved the articles of incorporation and elected a board of directors.

The Spanish Education Fund now runs as a separate, but parallel, group to the EHSI PTO. The SEF supports the International Teaching Intern Program and maintains the budget for that program. The SEF expanded the intern program the 2014-15 school year to include Central Middle School and Eden Prairie High School where interns are now an important component of the secondary Spanish immersion experience providing a unique educational resource to both teachers and students.

 

Board of Directors

Toni Alcantar, SEF Chair

Trent Riggs, SEF Vice-Chair

Andrea Mohan, SEF Treasurer

Pam Noll, SEF Secretary

Jenn Penney, EHSI PTO President

 

Standing Committee Chairs

Sandi Lindquist, SEF Intern Committee Chair

Tracy Bredehoft, SEF Communications Co-Chair

Katie Foley, SEF Communications Co-Chair

Nudrat Iqbal, SEF Fundraising Chair

 

Board Meetings

All meetings are from 7-9 pm at Piper’s Coffee & Burger Bar in Eden Prairie (formerly JJ’s Coffee & Wine Bar). Parents and staff are welcome to attend.

August 13  |  September 10  |  October 8  |  November 5  |  December 10  |  January 7 |  February 11  |  March 11  |  April 15  |  May 20  |  June 10

 

Important Documents

SEF Articles of Incorporation

SEF Bylaws

SEF Conflict of Interest Policy

SEF 2015-2016 Annual Report

 

 

 

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