• Community Took Action for 9-R

    Community Action for Education (C.A.F.E.) chair Holly Zink presents check to 9-R School Board President Andy Burns and 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger. DEF reserved $2500 for arts education. DEF board & staff look on.

Achievement… D.E.F. raised $116,792 through the C.A.F.É. campaign, awarded more than $72,000 in additional grants, administered $22,500 in scholarships–all for the benefit of Durango School District 9-R classrooms and students and the community organizations that serve 9-R.


Innovation… D.E.F. nominated programs that demonstrate original thinking and ground-breaking approaches for the prestigious Bank of Colorado Award for Innovation.


Excellence… D.E.F. recognized Durango 9-R educators for their dedication to the highest practices in education with the Outstanding Teachers and Outstanding Staff Members awards–seven were chosen, and all 147 nominees were noted as “9-R Stars.”


The Durango Education Foundation promotes these attributes, and we live them. Thank you to the enormous community of supporters joining with us to give the dedicated educators and students of Durango School District 9-R the help they need to excel. 


Curious for details about DEF 2014 contributions to date? Click here for the full article.


While you were at the beach… D.E.F. kept right on working for Durango 9-R schools, teachers and kids. Read about our summer on our Events and News page.


We aren’t the only ones who keep busy on behalf of education in Colorado. Get valuable insights from the 2014 edition of Kids Count in Colorado, available for download here or at the Colorado Children’s Campaign website