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Why Give

Southwest High School is educating tomorrow’s leaders—the young men and women who will be leading our city, our state, our nation, and our world.

Providing today’s students with the tools they need to succeed is expensive. Due to shrinking state budgets, the effects of financial downturns, and other factors, Southwest’s annual budget is not enough.

Southwest depends on its generous parents, teachers, alumni, and community to give its students the excellent education they deserve. Your gift to the Southwest Foundation makes Southwest’s important work possible.



Many Ways to give

The Southwest Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation to the Foundation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Please choose the best option for you:

  • Give by check. Please make your check payable to the Southwest Foundation and mail it to Southwest Foundation, 3414 West 47th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55410.
  • Give by Credit Card (VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Discover) by clicking the GIVE NOW button above. 
  • Give stocks and bonds by contacting Paul Roach, Southwest Foundation Treasurer, at
  • Give a sustaining gift. Giving as a sustainer allows the Foundation to count on steady support and reduce fundraising expenses to maximize its resources. To set up a recurring gift choose the monthly giving option when you click the GIVE NOW button. Or contact Paul Roach, Southwest Foundation Treasurer, at
  • Give by ordering from Amazon Smile. Shop at Amazon Smile and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your purchases to Southwest.
  • Give by taking classes at YogaFit! YogaFit will contribute 5% of a member's annual dues to the Southwest Foundation. Click here for more information on this generous partnership with a neighborhood business.
  • Give by buying a commemorative tile! Starting with the Turn on the Lights campaign, Southwest Lakers and their friends and families have been able to order a commemorative tile that is installed at the athletic field. Remember your athletic days at Southwest with a tile today. Print this form and mail to the Southwest Foundation with your payment. 


Thank You Donors!


Community Quotes

I teach in the math department. Over the years I have been very pleased with our ability to purchase what we need as a department, thanks to the funds we receive from the Southwest Foundation.
— David McMayer, Southwest math teacher

It’s pretty simple for us. We appreciate what Southwest has done for our kids, one a recent graduate, the other a current student. Contributing is our way of showing that appreciation and helping Southwest keep doing what it does so well. Educate.
— Lauren Baker and Eric Black, Southwest parents