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CSF announces $1M Return at Loews Donor Event

Posted 10 months ago

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Your investment this year in Coronado’s public-school children through the Coronado Schools Foundation has made it possible for CSF to announce the historic milestone of a $1,000,000 return to our schools for the 2018-19 school year from our collective fundraising efforts! This significant accomplishment will increase the annual Site Program grants by 15% over the prior year.

“With the record Site Program Grant for Coronado Middle School (CMS) increasing by $40,000, it affords me the flexibility to expand our robust STEAM pathway classes without increasing class sizes in our core academic offerings - in fact, this funding will support lowering teacher to student ratio in essential courses,” said Karin Mellina, CMS Principal and Coronado Schools Foundation Board Member.”

CSF Board Members and staff welcomed significant donors and business partners to Loews Coronado Bay Resort for the annual donor appreciation event on April 29th, underwritten and generously hosted by Sean Clancy, Managing Director. Guests enjoyed a beautiful evening on the Bayview Terrace with a delicious nautical-themed meal and music by Coronado High student & guitarist Ryan Wood, the 2018 Coronado Rotary Music Scholarship Competition winner. Business partner Dollie Catlin of Dollie Style and Accessories was a sponsor of the evening’s activities and donated proceeds from handbag sales to the Foundation.  

Board Chair Renee Cavanaugh and Vice Chair Kellen Gill presented the Five Star Volunteer of the Year award to Julie Gallagher for her exceptional volunteer service from 2016 to 2018. Vivien A. Nelson Foundation Trustee, Mr. Robert T. Plumb, an active community member, Rotarian and advocate for Coronado’s public schools, was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Plumb has been instrumental in donating nearly $175,000 on behalf of the Vivien A. Nelson’s Foundation since 2009.

Teachers and students from CMS volunteered their Sunday afternoon to showcase programs funded by CSF Site Program Grants at their campus. From engineering and science lab experiments to coding and KCMS, the campus broadcast studio, displays were available for donors to experience first-hand. Visit www.cfkids.org to see the programs your donations are fueling at Coronado’s public schools or to make a donation

Photo caption: CSF Chair Renee Cavanaugh and CUSD Superintendent Karl Mueller, joined by Sean Clancy, Loews Coronado Managing Director, presented Robert T. Plumb (pictured with wife Anne Thomas) with the CSF Lifetime Achievement Award at a recent donor recognition event. (Photo courtesy of Belle Wood)

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