Who we are


the districts greatest needs

We partner closely with HPISD to ensure we are working to meet its most urgent priorities. Currently, the district relies on HPEF to help fill its budgetary line item for teacher and staff



every student, every teacher, every school

Every gift to Mad for Plaid, no matter the size, impacts our entire community by staying right here in the district. Your support allows us to be one of the premier public school districts in the

entire state.


long-term financial stability

With your help, we're growing a permanent endowment that will provide HPISD with long-term financial stability. Your gifts assist in the ability for us as a school district to plan for

the future.

About us

Over the last 35 years, the Highland Park Education Foundation (HPEF) has granted more than $35 million to HPISD. HPEF partners with the district in many ways: providing teacher and staff salary support through Mad for Plaid, scholarships for teachers and students, facilitating grants for teacher innovation projects and professional development, growing a permanent endowment, supporting the Moody Innovation Institute, veterans plaque, HPHS Alumni Association, Retired Teachers' Luncheon, and more!


To rally our entire community to raise the critical funds necessary for continuing Highland Park ISD's tradition of exemplary education.


We envision a future where:

HPISD has the financial freedom to focus on educational excellence for all students. The entire HPISD community understands the critical budgetary needs of the District and faithfully supports the work of HPEF in raising essential funds. The community reflects a culture of collaborative partnerships that purposefully invests in the mission of HPEF.


Integrity: We strive to do what is right at all times.

Transparency: In fulfillment of our fiduciary responsibilities, we provide full and responsive disclosure of financial, operating, and governance information, while maintaining donor confidentiality.

Professionalism: We hold ourselves to a standard of excellence in performance and service.

District-Mindedness: Our highest priority is meeting the essential financial needs of HPISD.

Collaboration: We value clear, instructive, and continuous communication so that we all work together to maximize the impact of the HPISD.

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