Press Releases

Hopkinton Education Foundation Announces 2016 Grant Awards Foundation
to Fund Grants Valued at $86,911 For Hopkins, Middle and High Schools.

HOPKINTON, MA – May 23, 2016 – The Hopkinton Education Foundation (Ed Foundation) awarded 9 grants totaling over $86,900 to schools in the Hopkinton Public School system. These 9 grants were chosen as their ideas best met the foundation’s criteria for innovation and positively impacting the Hopkinton Public School System. After today’s announcement, the total funds awarded to the Hopkinton Public School system are nearly $1.2 million. More information


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Hopkinton Education Foundation Announces Mary Korbey Grant

HOPKINTON, MA, May 16, 2016 - The Hopkinton Education Foundation is honored to announce the recipient of a one-time grant to honor Mary Korbey. Funding of $6,750 will go to Leadership Training for High School Varsity Captains and its applicant, Deirdre King, Hopkinton High School guidance counselor. The grant is named to honor the lasting contributions of Mary Korbey, a former board member, who passed away last summer.

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Hopkinton Education Foundation Announces Marathon Number Winners

Juliana Tordella of Hopkinton and Californian David Welch Selected for Foundation’s Two Invitational Boston Marathon Numbers 

HOPKINTON, MA, February 25, 2014 – The Hopkinton Education Foundation has announced the winners of its two invitational numbers for the 118th Boston Marathon. 

Juliana Tordella of Hopkinton, currently a sophomore at UMass Amherst, and David Welch, a resident of Berkeley, California, were selected from among the many applicants for the bibs. Juliana and David have each committed to raising at least $4,000 for the Education Foundation in return for the numbers.

Juliana, a 2012 graduate of Hopkinton High School, is studying chemistry and Spanish in the honors program at UMass, and hopes to attend medical school and use her Spanish fluency to practice medicine in a Spanish-speaking country. She is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honors Society at UMass, and has received such academic honors as the CRC Freshman Chemistry Award, which is awarded to the top four general chemistry students. She will be running her first Boston Marathon.

David Welch, of Berkeley, California, is a native of Marblehead and graduate of Boston College.  An avid runner and athlete, he has completed a number of half marathons and full marathons, including the 2012 Boston Marathon.  He and his wife, Kami, have a 1-year-old child.

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Hopkinton Education Foundation Anticipates Sell-Out For Casino Night Fundraising Event  

Event to Benefit Innovation in Hopkinton Public Schools

 HOPKINTON, MA, January 22, 2014 – The Hopkinton Education Foundation anticipates a sell-out crowd for its second annual Casino Cocktail Party, to be held Saturday, March 8, 2014, from 8pm to midnight at the Warren Conference Center, Hayden Lodge, Ashland. 

 Tickets for the event can be purchased from February 1st onward at, for $90 each. Attendance will be limited to 300 guests. All proceeds will support the Education Foundation’s mission of advancing innovation in the Hopkinton Public Schools through grants to teachers. Since its inception in 1992, the Foundation has awarded over 285 grants totaling more than $1 million.

  “The Casino Cocktail Party is the Education Foundation’s biggest annual event, delivering a terrific evening of socializing and entertainment to raise awareness and money for educational innovation,” said Stephanie Szewczyk, event chair.

 The event features gaming, auction and raffle prizes, including a broad range of such casino games as black jack, craps, roulette and Texas Hold ‘Em. Guests can use their winnings from the casino tables to be entered into a drawing for the grand prize of a $500 American Express gift card.

 To date, the Education Foundation has secured auction items that include Disney theme park tickets, kids’ summer camps and sports tickets. Hors d’oeurves and desserts will be offered at the event, as will a cash bar. 

 Auction bidders will be able to use their smart phones to make bids throughout the event and receive live bid updates. “We piloted the live-bid application at last year’s event, and know that it adds a lot of competitive fun to the auctions,” said Szewczyk.  

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Marathon Numbers Available from Hopkinton Education Foundation

Hopkinton, MA, January 5, 2014 -- The Hopkinton Education Foundation has received two invitational numbers for the 118th Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014, and is making them available to interested runners. 

To secure a bib, runners must commit to fundraising a minimum of $4,000, which will go to support the Foundation’s innovation grants to Hopkinton educators. 

Click here for an application form. The deadline for submission is January 15. 

Send completed applications to the attention of Sherry Grady, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Hopkinton Education Foundation, PO Box 109, Hopkinton, MA 01748. Fax: 813-639-5851.

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Hopkinton Education Foundation Outlines 2013-2014 Calendar of Events

Announces Winner of ‘Back-to-School’ iPad Drawing

Hopkinton, MA, November 4, 2013 – The Hopkinton Education Foundation today announced key dates in its 2013-2014 calendar of grant-making and fundraising events, and named the winner of its ‘Back-to-School’ iPad drawing. 

The Education Foundation, which provides grants to Hopkinton educators for innovative projects not typically funded by the school budget, will this year begin accepting grant applications from teachers in early January, with an application deadline of March 17, 2014. Grants for the 2014-2015 school year will be announced in May of 2014.

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Hopkinton Education Foundation Awards Grant Funding for 2013-2014 - Foundation Has Surpassed $1 Million in Grant Funding

May 16, 2013 - The Hopkinton Education Foundation today announced the grants that the organization will fund for 2013-2014.  Six grants, totaling $77,168, were awarded to educators across the district. 

“We received 18 grant applications, and were impressed with the level of creativity, thought and innovation reflected in them,” remarked Grants Committee Chairperson, Jennifer Breslin.  “The selection process is always challenging, but, in the end, we awarded funding to projects that had the strongest potential to advance innovation, extend learning opportunities and impact the broadest range of students.” 

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