The Durango Foundation for Educational Excellence is a community organization of dedicated volunteers who develop resources to encourage and recognize educational improvement and excellence for all students in Durango School District 9-R.
Our MethodThe Durango Foundation for Educational Excellence assists 9-R schools and teachers with funding support for program, material and technology needs outside the regular district budget. DFEE derives support from fund-raising events, individual and corporate donations, school district employee contributions, grants and contributions from other funding organizations, and from board-endowed funds income.
DFEE was founded in 1984 and is governed by an 11-13 member Board of Trustees. Advisors to the board include liaisons from the Durango School District 9-R School Board and administration. Day-to-day operations are managed by an Executive Director and a Financial Operations Assistant.