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LEAF Selects New Executive Director

April 9, 2024
Dear Friends of LEAF, As many of you are aware, Bruce Hentges, who has been with LEAF for over 30 years and has been our Executive Director since 2008, is retiring.  We have conducted a thorough search process to find his replacement with some criteria such as experience with non-profit organizations, passion for public education, and knowledge of the St…

LEAF Awards Grants for 1st Quarter, 2024

April 1, 2024
St. Cloud, MN – The District 742 Local Education & Activities Foundation board of directors announces the awarding of the following grants during the 1st quarter (Jan-March) 2024.  This brings total LEAF grants since 1997 to $3,022,045.00.  LEAF provides grants to support all academic, activities, arts, and athletic programs as well as student support…

LEAF Welcomes New and Recognizes Outgoing Board Members

February 27, 2024
During LEAF’s annual Community Report and Awards Reception, four new members were welcomed to the LEAF Board of Directors:  Sharon Botz, Beth Fenstad, Rene Knippel and Chris Weathersby. Pictured Left to Right:  Rene Knippel, Chris Weathersby, Beth Fenstad, and Sharon Botz Tim Beck, Abdi Daisane, Lori Johnson, Aric Putnam and Steve Schiller were recogn…

LEAF Announces 2024 Award Winners

February 27, 2024
The District 742 Local Education & Activities Foundation (LEAF) recognized and thanked community supporters at its annual LEAF Community Report and Awards Reception Feb. 26 at the St. Cloud Country Club. Awards were presented for Volunteer Service, Charitable Giving, Instructional Excellence, and Lifetime Service.  In addition, two awards were given f…

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 position with an office in downtown St. Cloud.  If interested, ple…

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