2020's Gala went virtual! MLEF's 4th Annual SpudTacular Gala returned on October 20th. The event went LIVE at 7pm from the TAK Music Venue thanks to Production Sponsor, Livewire, and our generous sponsors listed on our Events page. A limited number of take-and-bake meals were available for public purchase and a link was provided to view the gala online. Viewers submitted photos of their virtual experience to MLEF's slideshow (below).
The experience included a delivered drink and meal package for Sponsors and Meal Ticket holders, entertainment by Moorhead's Apollo Strings, a silent auction, and an update on what the Legacy Foundation has done for Moorhead Area Public Schools in the last year. The 2020 Spud Impact Teacher Grant winners were also announced, as well as MLEF's $50,000 gift to the district to fund milk and snacks through Food For Thought.
Donations help support the educational experience of all students in Moorhead Schools. Help us empower students to shine and impact tomorrow with your Calendar and Gala Sponsorship next year! Simply text "SpudTacular" to 243725, or visit http://bidpal.net/spudtacular to view the gala online, or visit our YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/jlYD3QOJ59o
Moorhead Schools Legacy Foundation was awarded $1,500 for the Food for Thought campaign through the Walmart Foundation's Community Grant Program at Sam's Club, Moorhead. Each year, Walmart awards grants to local organizations like Moorhead Schools Legacy Foundation that are making a difference on key issues in communities where Walmart Stores, clubs and distribution center associates live and work.
The Moorhead Schools Legacy Foundation wants students to be able to focus and learn better in the classroom so the Food for Thought campaign raises funds to support milk and snack break for all elementary students in need.
On Feb. 9, Moorhead Schools Legacy Foundation’s Food for Thought campaign was part of Giving Hearts Day 2017, co-hosted by Dakota Medical Foundation, Impact Foundation and the Alex Stern Family Foundation.
Donors from the community made it possible for the Moorhead Schools Legacy Foundation to donate $9,530 to Moorhead Area Public Schools food and nutrition services to support K-5 elementary milk and snack break at the district’s elementary schools.
The Moorhead Schools Legacy Foundation was awarded a prestigious $10,000 matching Alex Stern Family Foundation Grant in November 2016.
The grant provides much-needed operational funds for the Moorhead Schools Legacy Foundation to begin its work of making an impact in the Moorhead Schools community by enhancing the school district’s programs and facilities and creating an endowment for the future.
The matching grant was made possible in part by generous donations from supportive community members and from local businesses, including Gehrtz Construction Services, JT Lawn Service, LLC. and Kevin’s Car Care, Inc., that support Moorhead Area Public Schools.