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Our Mission

The Thief River Education Foundation exists to promote innovative educational opportunities in School District #564 through partnerships involving alumni, parents, educators, businesses, and the greater community.

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TRF Education Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships applications are due March 12, 2024

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Spotlight on GRANTS

Grants are designed to strengthen and enhance the quality of education students receive daily.

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Peter Hess Award

Thief River Falls Education Foundation presents the Peter Hess Memorial Teacher Recognition Award annually the opening week for teachers.  The award is to honor Peter who was a 1974 Lincoln High School Graduate and a teacher of gemology for nine years.

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Corporate Sponsors

Thank you to ALL of the TRF Education Foundation Corporate Sponsors!

Gold Level - $1500 & Over Annually 

Blue Level - $700 Annually

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Board of Directors

Directors: Paul Ihle, Steve Olson, Dave Onkka, Al Buhl, LeeAnn Lund, Mike Barry, Holly Haugen, Jake Rantanen, Polly Gustafson, Darla Hegge, Shane Zutz & Denice Nelson. Executive Director: Natasha Reierson Executive Assistant: Abby Thorpe

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