Minnetonka Foundation

Enriching and Accelerating Minnetonka Schools

Since 1986, we funded innovative technology, programs, materials and experiences in Minnetonka schools. The curricular programs and materials we support excite and motivate Minnetonka students and teachers, preparing them to thrive in our rapidly-changing world. We depend on your financial donations and truly appreciate the support you provide to a world-class school district.

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August 10, 2021

The Minnetonka Public Schools Foundation is pleased to announce the promotion of Jill Howe as the organization’s new Executive Director.  She will play an integral role in helping to lead the Foundation in increasing community impact, consistent with its mission and vision. 

Jill earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Iowa, where she first cultivated her passion for working with others to produce successful community events. She subsequently worked in commercial lending and value-based investing, and has experienced the best-in-class education that our district offers as the parent of four Minnetonka Public Schools students.  As Foundation Administrator, she helped guide the organization through the challenges of 2020.

Jill serves as a member of the Minnetonka Public Schools Citizens Finance Advisory Committee, and volunteers with the Women’s Ministry at Wooddale Church.  She has continued to use her event planning skills, helping organize events such as the Tonka Turkey Trot, the Minnetonka High School Cheerleading Team’s “Tonka Freeze” event, and the Minnetonka Choir’s “Jingle and Mingle” event.  Jill is excited about this new opportunity and strongly believes that good communication, collaboration, efficiency, and engagement are the keys to advancing innovation within our District and providing students with opportunities to grow their minds and maximize their potential. 

When she is not working, you can find her traveling to visit her 3 college students, spending time with family and friends, or outside enjoying the lakes and trails. 

Dream Makers 2021 WAS A SUCCESS!

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Tour of Tables...At Home!

Tour of Tables at Home

The annual Fall Fundraiser, Tour of Tables, will be held virtually this year on Thursday, December 3rd at 7pm.  Register to view & shop the Virtual Boutique HERE.


Past Events

Students using Hub materials

We are pleased to provide $43,425 in Teacher Grants for the 2021-22 school year.

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We believe:

  • Minnetonka Public Schools are the heart of our community.
  • Outstanding public education benefits us all — economically, culturally, and intellectually.
  • Community involvement improves the quality of public education.