Panthers for a Purpose 2024

This year's Panthers for a Purpose Fund-A-Dream will focus on the Panther Pantry and the Weekend Food Pack Program. Through these important programs, we provide the necessary resources to keep students focused on learning and growing. 


The Panthers for a Purpose Week of Giving celebration will take place February 18-24. To top off the week, the biggest Panther Party celebration will be held on February 24, 2024 at Bunker Hills Event Center in Coon Rapids featuring an amazing silent auction and Dueling Pianos performed by Rock It Man Entertainment. Tickets are now on sale for the party!

There are many ways to get in

volved including sponsorship, silent auction donations, volunteering and more! Browse this page to learn more about this year's Fund-A-Dream program and to learn more on how to get involved. For quick access to our most popular topics, click the links below! 

Week of Giving - February 18-24

The 2024 Week of Giving is February 18-24, 2024. No tickets are necessary to participate in the "Fundraising and Pride Week" portion of events. This Fundraising and Panther Pride week includes an online silent auction, dine-to-donate opportunities at local restaurant partners and Panther Pride activities all week long!


Silent Auction

Party Details

The Panther Foundation Party takes place Saturday, February 24, 2024, 5 p.m. at Bunker Hills Event Center in Coon Rapids. The Party will close out the fundraising week featuring an amazing Silent Auction and will feature Dueling Pianos performed by Rock It Man Entertainment, a Twin Cities favorite. Guests will sing and dance the night away celebrating SLP Schools and our community. We are planning a fun evening with apps, games and special program moments.

Food Shelf

2024 Panthers for a Purpose Fund-A-Dream: Panther Pantry & Weekend Food Packs

The Panthers for a Purpose Fund-A-Dream focus this year on the Panther Pantry and the Weekend Food Pack Program. Since 2013 more than 40,000 Weekend Packs have been distributed to children in the Spring Lake Park Schools community. Last year alone, more than 7,000 were handed out. 

When children are in school, many benefit from the breakfast and lunch program, but when school is not in session, over weekends and long breaks, there are children in our community without access to nutritious meals. The Panther Foundation started the Weekend Pack program in 2013 to provide stability for children and ensure that hunger does not impede learning. We know the importance of feeding children to allow them to focus on learning and growing and want to be sure we have the resources to sustain the need now and in the future.

Donate to Weekend Packs

Fund-A-Dream Sponsors


Eric & Kari Nokken




Event Sponsorships

Over the years, the Panther Foundation has funded 200+ rich and diverse projects totaling more than $2 million dollars. If it's good for kids - the Panther Foundation is there.

Sponsorship of this year's event offers an opportunity to be a part of this broad and purposeful work. Each sponsorship allows the Panther Foundation to touch more students and do more. Join us as we partner with our district to provide world-class experiences to each member of our school community.

Become a sponsor today

How to Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved! 


2024 Annual Sponsors

White Bear Eye Clinic logo
Chris and Niomi Hasling logo

Become an Annual Sponsor

Become an Annual Sponsor and impact the Foundation and Spring Lake Park Schools all year long. Learn more about becoming an Annual Sponsor, the benefits and how to get your logo added to our website here.

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