Durango Education Foundation


Spring = Scholarships, Employee Celebration, Golf Tournament, and more!

Celebrate the 9-R Stars!
Nominee List and Event Details -- click here.
Save these dates and click on links for more information:
Thursday, May 12 - 9-R Appreciation Celebration
Friday, May 13 - DEF's 23rd annual Golf Tournament
Plus! Get ready for reunions! See posts about reunion plans on our "For 9-R Alumni" page and on Facebook.
Classes of 1956 and 1961 have posted dates. What about your class?

Why support students and classrooms through DEF? 


DEF goes beyond the basics...

DEF develops resources to promote educational achievement, innovation and excellence for the students and teachers in Durango School District 9-R.
      • Grants: DEF grants reach 70-80% or more of Durango 9-R students. From now through March 11 is the application period for 2016-17 Core Academic Grants. Read more on our Grants page. 
      • Scholarships: In 2015, DEF administered $49,000 in new and renewed scholarships. Our 2016 offerings are listed on our Scholarships page. 
      • Recognition: DEF recognizes inspiring educators. 
      • Advocacy: DEF understands and articulates the issues facing public educators today. 
      • Engagement: DEF listens to educators' concerns and works for creative solutions to today's education challenges. 
      • Resource Development: DEF raises funds to promote life-changing learning opportunities for students.

Our work is made possible by the contributions of many. Will you help us, too?


Any day is a good day to give through DEF, because investing in children's education today ensures a bright tomorrow for everyone.

Please click on either of our giving buttons and give generously to support life-changing learning opportunities for all Durango 9-R students, preschool through high school.