With the Coronado Schools Foundation (CSF) returning record funding to the Coronado Unified School District (CUSD), work is under way to again raise these locally controlled funds which have become necessary to maintain our district’s competitive academic edge. “Thanks to the generosity of so many, over $750,000 was generously returned to CUSD via CSF from the last school year to support programs at each site, augmenting the inadequate state funding to public schools. This year, through our Parent and Business Partners in Education campaigns as well as the November 16th Centennial Celebration Benefit Auction, we are working hard to make that dream a continued reality,” explains Kathleen Lennard, CSF Director of Development.

Parents support is essential and this year CSF is offering year round-giving options to allow parents to donate throughout the year. “We are recommending $25 per month per student or $300 annually and ask that each family give to the level they can afford so we can continue to provide these locally controlled funds. Many families are opting for the ongoing monthly donation to support our schools year round and make it easier on the family budget,” noted CEO Patty Cowan. “In addition, we look to our business community for support, with business partners stepping up for the Benefit Auction and spring Connect-A-Thon, receiving recognition in our Parents and Business Partners in Education “all schools” combined Directory that is distributed to over 1500 Coronado families with “Locals Card” benefits year-round,” she added. “The excellent reputation that Coronado’s public schools have in the greater San Diego community is one of the primary reasons my wife and I moved to Coronado. I joined Rotary as I wanted to give back and partnering with CSF seems like a natural as a parent and community member. We trust our donation to underwrite the 2013 Mini Cooper opportunity drawing will generate thousands of dollars in donations to benefit the students and teachers and one lucky winner will drive the car for the two-year lease with standard maintenance included,” stated Tom Fredericks, owner of Coronado Flood Restoration. “I also look forward to the marketing benefits through the Locals Card program as my family enjoys the many benefits afforded to CSF donors and the businesses that support the schools,” he added.

For more information about the Parent and/or Business Partner in Education programs or the Benefit Auction, please visit www.csfkids.org, e-mail csf@csfkids.org or call 437-8059, ext 1, 2 or 3. The deadline for business partnerships is fast approaching on September 6. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

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