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Supporting LEAF

LEAF has established a proven track record over the years as an effective vehicle through which the public can channel contributions and support to the schools in District 742.  With the budget challenges currently facing public education, the need for community support has never been greater.  At this critical time, we urge you all to join your neighbors, friends and associates in support of our kids and help ensure the maintenance of a world-class education for students in District 742.

There are many ways you can support LEAF. You can make a donation to the General LEAF Activities or Academic Fund, or support LEAF through one of the opportunities listed below. You can also set up a Legacy Fund in your own name that will provide annual support for the program of your choice.


The strength and promise of LEAF comes from the volunteers who support its mission through contributions of all kinds.  Time and energy are as important as any of these. Learn more about volunteering with LEAF.

Business Sponsorships

LEAF business partnerships show the community that your business appreciates and supports education. LEAF promotes your business while you and your customers support LEAF and District 742 students.

In-Kind Contributions

While financial contributions go directly to the programs supported by LEAF, we also need substantial in-kind services to help promote our annual events and fundraisers. LEAF in-kind sponsors are recognized in the same manner as our financial sponsors.

Automatic Payroll Deduction

Educators and staff of District 742 know that little things often make big differences. District 742 employees can contribute through an automatic payroll deduction to support academics, activities, arts and athletic programs in your school. If you are a 742 employee, please consider a contribution through payroll decuction. Just $7.42 per month (only $3.71 per pay period) will make a big difference to our students and community.

Download Authorization Form
Download Payroll Deduction Flyer


Memorial gifts to LEAF are recognized in the name of the deceased and invested in the LEAF Endowment.  These gifts are a great legacy that provides opportunities for future generations of students far into the future.

Sustainer Giving

This is an easy way to give on an ongoing basis. Simply choose the amount you wish to donate when you pay by credit card on the LEAF website. Your donations will be billed monthly to your credit card or we can arrange other billing options.


Talk about a win-win opportunity! Sponsor specific LEAF events to help defray costs and assure the financial success of events, while illustrating that your business supports educational opportunities in our community. Currently several LEAF events offer sponsorship opportunities:

Thank you for considering a contribution to LEAF. Please contact our executive director,  Bruce Hentges, at 320-253-5780 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information on how you can make a difference for our entire community – especially 10,000 District 742 students.

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