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SEEF Foundation



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The Scandia Elementary Enrichment Foundation, (SEEF), partners with Scandia Elementary to improve academic opportunities for all students at Scandia.


We are separate from the Parent Teacher Organization, but work in collaboration with the PTO to improve facilities and opportunities at Scandia.The foundation manages an endowment to benefit the school, disbursing five percent or more of our net assets annually to programs and equipment at Scandia Elementary.What we do - We review annual funding requests from the Scandia principal and teachers. Since its inception in 2001, SEEF has made close to $40,000 in contributions to Scandia Elementary, including:

  • Juno Classroom Sound System
  • SMART Boards
  • iPads and iPods
  • Responsive Classroom Training
  • Guided Reading Materials

SEEF donated the first SMART board to Scandia Elementary, making Scandia the first school in the district with a SMART board. In subsequent years, both the PTO and SEEF continued to build on that original donation until all classrooms at Scandia were equipped with SMART boards.Who we are - SEEF in governed by a board of committed community volunteers. Current and past members include:
Jim Lindberg, Larry Carlson, John Beckstrom, Cindy Mills, Andy Obst, Bonnie Olsen, Michelle Carlson, Joyce Kramer, Dan Sandager, Adoness Turner, Marilyn Opp, Suzanne McArdle, JoAnn Buse, Amy Stricker-Hume, Julie Greiman, Cristina de Sobrino, Liz Tarlizzo, Chris Coleman, Amy Larsen, Jesse Pereboom, and Sandra Valleen.How to Contribute - Every contribution, large or small, helps to build the endowment and provide support for Scandia Elementary. For more information or to set up a sustaining monthly donation of whatever size, contact Cristina deSobrino at 651-433-2560 or Jim Lindberg at 651-433-3324.SEEF is a nonprofit public charity incorporated May 22, 2001 and received a 501 (c)3 status approval October 13, 2004 with a public charity classification 509(a)3. Contributions to SEEF are tax deductible under Section 170 of the tax code. SEEF is also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Code.
Contributions may also be sent to:Scandia Elementary FoundationPO Box 171Scandia, MN 55073SEEF - Bringing the resources of the community, private sector and school system together to generate human and financial resources to benefit Scandia Elementary.

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