Durango Education Foundation

Taking education beyond the basics...

DEF develops resources to promote achievement, innovation, and excellence throughout Durango School District 9-R.
Grants: In 2016, DEF has awarded almost $102,000 in grants to educators. 
Scholarships: In 2016, DEF administered more than $37,000 in new and renewed scholarships. 
Recognition: DEF recognizes inspiring educators.
Advocacy: DEF understands and articulates the issues facing public educators today. 
Engagement: DEF connects the community and educators to find creative solutions to today's education challenges. 

Our work is made possible by the contributions of many. Will you help us, too?
Back to school shopping? Make it count for education at Durango Mall
Through September 6th--every transaction of $50 or more earns a token, and each token represents a donation by the Mall to education through D.E.F. This year, the Mall is supporting books in elementary classrooms with their donation.
It's almost time for reunions!
See posts about reunion plans on our "For 9-R Alumni" page and on Facebook.
Classes of 1956, 1961 and 1966 have posted dates. What about your class?
Photos this page courtesy of Durango School District 9-R, Durango High School art students, Sunnyside Elementary yearbook staff (5th graders), and D.E.F.