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    through academics, activities, arts and athletics.

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    LEAF is fortunate to have the support of many
    St. Cloud area businesses and organizations who provide generous support for LEAF programs and events.

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    Throughout the year, LEAF celebrates students and raises money to support educational programming with a variety of events.

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The District 742 Local Education & Activities Foundation (LEAF) was founded in 1993 as a fully independent, non-profit organization for the purpose of promoting and enhancing school-based, extra-curricular activities and educational opportunities in District 742 Public Schools. LEAF’s endowment fund provides supplemental funding for academics, activities, arts and athletics in our St. Cloud Area School District 742 public schools.


    through academics, activities, arts and athletics.

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Recent Posts

  • Report to the Community and Awards Reception

    The 2023 Annual Meeting was held at the Country Club on Monday, February, 13.  LEAF welcomed the largest audience ever, reported on happenings during 2022, and presented awards to several individuals, businesses and organizations for their contributions to LEAF and …Read More »
  • LEAF Announces Participation in Dancing With Our Stars

    LEAF is proud to announce that two District administrators have chosen LEAF as the beneficiary or their efforts as competitors in the CMCF Women’s Fund Annual “Dancing With Our Stars” event to be held on Monday, June 12 at the …Read More »
  • Phil Welter, Friend and Founder

    In January of 2022, LEAF lost a great friend and founder, Phil Welter.  Phil was the chair of the St. Cloud School Board in 1993 when coaches came to the board with concerns about cuts to the student activities program.  …Read More »
  • LEAF Announces Award Recipient on WJON

    The LEAF 742 Distinguished Alumni Award is a new award and the first winner is Mark Bragelman, the President of Liberty Savings Bank in St. Cloud. The award will be presented Saturday night (02/11/2023) during intermission for the Night of …Read More »
  • WJON features the 2023 Night of the Stars

    LEAF’s Night of the Stars is back after a 2-year absence this Friday and Saturday at Tech High School with shows at 7 p.m. each night (Feb. 10th & 11th, 2023) .  Directors Denny Smith and Victoria Hedtke, emcee Gary …Read More »


LEAF is a citizens’ organization whose purpose is to secure and channel private funds to support and enhance the educational process.

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LEAF has established a proven track record of raising funds and getting them to the students who really need them.

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Photo Contest

LEAF is sponsoring an ongoing photo contest to highlight the positive things happening each day in our District 742 schools.

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