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Executive Director Search

LEAF is seeking an inspiring leader to join us as Executive Director. As the head of our organization, you’ll play a pivotal role empowering students to reach their full potential.

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Your Support, Please!

LEAF’s support for students in District 742 is now nearing three million dollars!
It happens because of donations from people like you.

Major Sponsors

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

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.

Our Purpose

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


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

Photo Contest

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

Homework is hard. Imagine how hard it is without a home.

LEAF helps supports homeless students and their families.

While many local agencies are working with schools and families to help kids, distance learning provides many challenges for those without a secure home.

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Growing a stronger community

through academics, activities, arts and athletics.

Recent Posts

  • LEAF Looking for a New Executive Director

    January 5, 2024
    The District 742 Local Education & Activities Foundation (LEAF) has an opening for a new executive director with the retirement of longtime executive director Bruce Hentges.  LEAF is looking for someone with leadership experience who truly values public education.  This is a half-time positio…
  • LEAF Receives a generous gift of $10,000 from St. Cloud Golden Gloves

    October 28, 2023
    The District 742 Local Education & Activities Foundation announces that with a generous gift of $10,000 from the St. Cloud Golden Gloves organization, the fall 2023  Adopt-A-Classroom Project
  • LEAF board of directors announces “LEAF 742 Distinguished Alumni Awards”

    September 20, 2023
    In January of 2023, LEAF made a commitment to recognize outstanding District 742 alumni who have made the St. Cloud area their home and have had a positive impact on the community via the “LEAF 742 Distinguished Alumni Award.” The award criteria are: Must be a graduate of a District 742 High Scho…
  • Apollo Class of 2003 raises $3,635 for Activities Program

    September 19, 2023
    The District 742 Local Education & Activities Foundation announces that the Apollo Class of 2003 raised $3,635 for the Apollo High School Student Activities Program at their recent 20th class reunion. The funds will be kept in the LEAF activities participation fund and used as needed to suppo…
  • PAKRAT Summertime Roll & Read Program

    August 3, 2023
    On Wednesday, August 2, the Partners And Kids Reading A-lot Together (PAKRAT) program, funded through the Local Education & Activities Foundation (LEAF), finished another successful summer of bringing quality literature to the children of District 7 42 and the St. Cloud area! This summer, the…
  • LEAF and a St. Cloud Fire Truck Ride to School!

    May 16, 2023
    Each year LEAF hosts a live auction at our annual LEAF Learning Renaissance.  One of the fun items on the auction is a “Fire Truck Ride to School” for up to two students living within the St. Cloud city limits.  The auction winner gets to choose which school gets to select the lucky s…