FEPS Red & Black Gala Raises over $22,000! Legacy Award Winners Announced!

The Foundation for Eden Prairie Schools held its 2022 Red & Black Gala on Saturday, March 12.  Although it was held virtually, fun was had by 100’s of FEPS supporters and included amazing tricks by entertainer Magician Matt Dunn which was pre-recorded in front of a live audience.  The event also included a vignette outlining a variety of FEPS Teacher/Staff Grants awarded last year, an online auction which featured over 180 items donated by local businesses and individuals, and the announcement of the 2022 Legacy Award Nominees and Winners.


Our thanks to all who attended, all of our auction item donors and bidders, our Entertainment Sponsor The Prouty Project, our Legacy Awards Sponsor Eden Prairie Lifestyle, and the numerous FEPS volunteers who made the event such a success.  The evening raised over $22,000 for FEPS program initiatives including Teacher/Staff and Community Grants.


The 2022 Legacy Award Winners

Teacher of the Year (Early Childhood – 5th Grade):

Jeff Thelen, 3rd Grade – Forest Hills Elementary

Teacher of the Year (6th Grade – Tassel):

Eric Hanson, 7th Grade – Central Middle School

Volunteer of the Year:

Krystal Karon – Early Childhood and Forest Hills PTOs

Alumnus/Community Leader of the Year:

Anne Byrne

Staff Members of the Year:

Amy Antilla, School Nurse – Oak Point and Eagle Heights Spanish Immersion Elementary Schools

Martin Eckman, Custodian/Bus Driver – Cedar Ridge Elementary School

Linda Yelland, Social Worker – Central Middle School


Gala Videos

For more information on FEPS programs or to learn more about becoming a volunteer or Corporate Mission Sponsor, contact Executive Director, Lisa Sisinni at Lsisinni@foundationforepschools.org.