Our mission at the Durango Education Foundation (DEF) is to cultivate life-changing learning opportunities and to provide resources that positively impact the 9-R educational experience and has adapted as a result of COVID.

As a response, DEF has created the $250K Challenge to help fund:

  • interventionists
  • After-school programs
  • Classroom text sets
  • DEF Classroom Grants Program

Our ability to fund resources and programs that meet academic needs depend on the funds raised during the $250K Challenge.

By funding grants and scholarships, these opportunities for teachers and students alike, DEF is proud to be able to celebrate excellence and fulfill dreams in Durango. The businesses and individuals who have taken a personal interest in our mission are the reason we can make these innovations possible.

The challenge will include several months of fundraising efforts to conclude with a gala featuring music, entertainment, and delicious cuisine.

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