Fundraising for the Intern Program

Our amazing intern program takes many volunteers to manage and raise the money needed for our operating budget each year. Parents surveyed overwhelmingly stated they prefer to support the program financially by writing one check (Annual Contributions Campaign) at the beginning of the year and be done. They do not want to participate in sales type fundraisers. However, currently less than 40% of our parent population is contributing in this manner.

img_5157Therefore, we have needed other avenues to raise funds – but this requires many people and many volunteer hours. Our goal is to rely solely on Annual Contributions to cover the SEF intern program budget and increase contributions to 80% of families contributing during our focus time in August and September. This would…

  • Lower our need of volunteers 
  • Lower the hours spent on fundraising 
  • Lower the communication that comes from SEF about fundraising
  • Lower the number of times you are asked to contribute!

Let’s make it happen by everyone doing their part!

Annual Contributions

All year long with focus in August & September

Our goal:
obtain 80% of our annual funding through Annual Contributions.

Ways to contribute:

    Make your donation ONLINE through PayPal
    Use DONATE button >>
    100% goes directly to the SEF
    Make checks payable to the Spanish Education Fund and mail to:
            SEF Treasurer
            c/o Eagle Heights Spanish Immersion School
            13400 Staring Lake Parkway
            Eden Prairie, MN 55347

SEF Federal Tax ID# 27-0584708

Donations may be made from your personal account and/or your business account which could have potential tax benefits for your business.

Want to spread out your Annual Contribution into budget friendly monthly payments? Go to our Annual Contributions page and follow the instructions under Monthly Annual Contribution at the bottom of the page.

Corporate Matching

All year long

Our goal: obtain 15% of our annual funding through Corporate Matching.

This is an important part of our program. Through your normal giving, we can raise funds from your employer, sometimes doubling your contribution.

Online Shopping

All year long

Our goal: parents shop online as they normally would and national retailers donate a percent to the SEF.

Nation wide retail options with ‘portals to shop’ where you can do your regular shopping, designate SEF as your charity of choice and the SEF will receive a percentage of your purchase amounts. The funds here are not substantial, ranging from 0.05% to 5% of your purchase price; however, it allows you to contribute without doing anything extra and without spending anything more than you do in your normal course of living. Here is one of our current partners. Click on them to learn more!

School Community Fundraisers

Teacher Time Raffle – November 15-19, 2021

Our goal: approximately $5,600, the cost of one intern.

Teachers donate their time and talents to an event or activity with students. Students then have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win an event or activity with their teachers. Provides our teachers and school staff an opportunity to support the intern program.

A reminder that Friday, November 19 is the last day to bring your raffle tickets and payment to school.

Tickets are $5 each or $20 per page of 5 tickets. Please make checks payable to SEF. 

Link to flyer with TTR information and raffle tickets: 2021 TTR parent info sheet with new tickets

Link to flyer with Donation List: 2021- TTR

Winners will be announced before Thanksgiving break.

The TTR is sponsored by the Spanish Education Fund (SEF) and gives students the opportunity to win a special activity or event that EHSI teachers have generously donated. Money raised goes directly to help fund our amazing International Intern Teaching Program at EHSI. We hope you choose to participate in the TTR and show your support!

Student Coin Drive – February 2022

Our goal:  approximately $5,600, the cost of one intern.

Students bring coins or cash to school and collect money in their classrooms to support the intern program. Students compete to bring the most money to school. Provides our students an opportunity to support the intern program.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

May 6, 2022  |  Minnesota Valley Country Club  |  6 pm – 12 am

Our goal: to celebrate our accomplishments.

Cinco is the SEF’s annual spring social event. Parents, teachers, staff and interns spend the evening socializing, celebrating and supporting the SEF International Teaching Intern Program. The evening typically includes live auction, silent auction, great food, entertainment, and games. Look for more information each spring with all of the event details on the Cinco page!

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