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The Southwest Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to work with Southwest High School and its alumni to create an exceptional educational experience for all Southwest students.  The Foundation raises money to support academic, athletic, and artistic opportunities for students and to provide scholarships to graduating seniors.

Upcoming events

9th Grade party

Thursday, October 5
7:00-10:00pm • Remarks at 8:00pm

Come meet other new parents, eat, drink, laugh and listen to student musicians and meet interim Principal Dr. Wells. Learn about how the Southwest Foundation supports the vision of quality education at Southwest.

We'll be at the great home of 9th grade parents, Tricia and John Marden.

All are welcome!

Please RSVP via Facebook or below

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Girls' Tennis Chipotle Fundraiser! 

Join the tennis team and supporters at Chipotle, 3040 Excelsior Boulevard, on Tuesday, October 16, 4-8 p.m.! Your purchase will benefit the team! Use this flyer or mention that you are there to support Southwest tennis. Hope to see you there!


Distinguished Alumni awards -- Make a Nomination Today!

Distinguished Alumni Committee member Ruth Usem '57 with Distinguished Alumni Bob Rishovd '59 at the Awards Ceremony on October 8, 2016

Distinguished Alumni Committee member Ruth Usem '57 with Distinguished Alumni Bob Rishovd '59 at the Awards Ceremony on October 8, 2016

Last fall the Southwest High School Foundation awarded its first Distinguished Alumni Awards to alumni for their outstanding contributions to their community, alma mater, or country in their chosen career or community service. In May, the Distinguished Alumni Committee chose this year's awardees. The 2017 Distinguished Alumni are: John Hetland '48, Iric Nathanson '57, Tom Neiman '65, Gene Winstead '68, and Lizz Winstead '79.  Please join Southwest in honoring these great alumni on Saturday afternoon, September 9, at 2:00 in the Southwest Commons (Door 1 on 47th Street).

The Foundation encourages alumni to nominate their friends, family, and classmates who are deserving of this award. The Distinguished Alumni Committee, chaired by former Foundation President Nancy Rose Pribyl '81, reviews all nominations and selects the winners. In addition to Nancy Rose Pribyl '81, Committee members include Adam Barrett '00, Kelly Doran '75, Diane Darr '48, Jack Rice '59, Ruth Usem '57, and Southwest Principal Bill Smith. To make a nomination, please click here to print a nomination form and mail it to the Foundation's address: 3414 W. 47th St., Minneapolis, MN 55410. If you would like a nomination form mailed to you, please call Nancy Rose Pribyl at 952.250.9891.

Nominations are open for 2018! The Committee looks forward to hearing about the amazing accomplishments of Southwest's alumni community.


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