D.E.F. strives to strengthen relationships between Durango 9-R and the community.
What does that look like? 


D.E.F. Fellows Program: Teachers are expected today to be knowledgeable on a world of subjects. D.E.F. Fellows offer their professional and avocational expertise as volunteers to enhance classroom and enrichment programs. D.E.F. Fellows will be launched in fall, 2017. Coming soon, DEF-Fellows.org, with full information about how to become a Fellow and connect educators to the right help to enhance their programs and curricula.


Fiscal Agency: For donors who wish to contribute through a 501(c)3 non-profit to a specific department, program or need in Durango 9-R, D.E.F. can provide fiscal agency, distributing funds as desired, then tracking and reporting outcomes to the donor. This often builds a mutually rewarding bridge between a donor and the staff running the target program.  Contact Us for more information about this service. Some fees may apply.


Alumni Services: Alumni want to know the news from their alma mater. D.E.F. publicizes reunion dates and plans, offers help navigating relevant 9-R news outlets and services, and can in some cases provide information to help connect with classmates. See current postings on the “For 9-R Alumni” page.


News: D.E.F. stays on top of Durango 9-R news, reporting mission-aligned education news through our website and on Facebook and other social media.


The Education Foundation Report: Periodically, D.E.F. publishes updates specifically on the foundation’s activities, donors, plans and finances. Subscribe here or Contact Us for a print edition.


Meet Our Supporters: View our Donor Honor Roll and our In-Kind Donors pages to meet the community members who believe, as we do, that a robust education system brings social and economic well-being to our community and a bright future for our children. Our donors can state with pride that their gifts change lives.