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**EVENT UPDATE:  Due to increased transmission of the new COVID-19 variant and to further minimize any potential risks, as a precautionary measure and for the safety of our community, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Flappers & Gents Gala.  We thank you for your understanding. 

Ticket Refunds: Your support of the Flappers & Gents helps to fuel our goal to reach $250K for the Bridge the Gap Campaign. Many of our supporters have donated their ticket purchases as charitable gifts. If you would like to do so, we will issue a charitable gift receipt for the full ticket price. If you prefer a refund, please contact Diana Cruz at (970) 946-7746. 

For the 2021/2022 school year, the DEF Board of Trustees has decided to focus its efforts and funds on bridging the academic gaps of students. The impact of the pandemic on K-12 student learning is significant and widened pre-existing opportunity and achievement gaps in literacy and mathematics. 


As a response, DEF has created the $250K Challenge, Bridge the Gap, to help fund resources and programs in School District 9-R.  The challenge will include several months of fundraising efforts to conclude with a celebratory 1920s speakeasy-themed gala, Flappers and Gents. 

Please join The Durango Education Foundation in supporting School District 9-R with a roaring good time at this 1920s themed gala. Enjoy live music, delicious food, and signature cocktails.  

Sponsorships add to the success of our event and help ensure the longevity of the Durango Education Foundation and its education initiatives. For additional information, please review the sponsorship packet.

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