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Just $47 per child needed to reach our Telethon grand prize!

Posted 3 months ago


Thank you, Coronado! Hosted by Celebrity and Coronado Unified parent Tania Luviano, with principals, assistant principals and Coronado High student hosts assisting, Coronado Schools Foundation's March 14th Telethon was a spectacular showcase of the talents within Coronado Unified School District (CUSD) classrooms and programs. Presented by Mullins Orthodontics, community members, local businesses, alumni, grandparents and parents made donations throughout the evening that totaled an impressive $145,555. 

"Coronado Unified parents and community, can we count on your support to raise an additional $47 per Coronado Unified child to maintain the record $1,000,000 return for Site Program Grants for the 2019-20 school year? As a 5th grade teacher at Silver Strand Elementary, I see first-hand the impact of these funds to fuel programs like band, choir, robotics, advanced computer programing and reading intervention across the district. Nearly 83% of these funds pay for teachers’ salaries whose positions educators and parents consider necessary for a quality education, but do not receive state funding,” noted Renee Cavanaugh, CSF Chairman of the Board.

“With only 30% of CUSD parents contributing to CSF this school year, we need every parent, grandparent and community member to donate to their family’s ability, whether $25, $47, or $1,000,” she added. 

Steve Kilgore, branch manager of the Coronado Willis Allen Real Estate as well as Metro San Diego, accepted the coveted “Merchant of the Year” award for significant financial and volunteer support during their 20+ year business partnership with CSF. 

“This award was first given in 1989 and our Board & staff are so grateful for the support of the local business community in our work.  We were proud to honor Willis Allen’s legacy at our 31st annual Telethon,” noted Patty Cowan, CSF President & CEO.  Just after 9 pm, CMS Team Tote announced the final tally as well as the winners of the Emerald City Surf Board, Sean O’Conner, and the Holland’s Bicycle bike, Jennifer Hershman.

Under the leadership of Producer Tony Perri and CSF Development Coordinator Jennifer Stein, over 100 community and student volunteers including KCMS broadcasting team from Coronado Middle School, Coronado High Film students and Theatre crew, and NJROTC Islander Cadets, made the night a huge success.

The new Game Show theme brought back the nostalgia of classic TV game show, opening with The Not So Newly Wed Game and continuing with The Price is Almost Right, Wheel of Fortunes, Triton Trivia and Islander Feud.

Meanwhile, the CHS Quad sponsored by Coronado Smiles Dental and hosted by students Carlos Castillo and Jacob Mischo, families enjoyed the Blue Bridge Hospitality food court as well as games hosted by business supporters, Coronado Training Center, Martial Arts America, Dr. Katee Afshar, CMS Robotics & CHS Engineering, Mullins Orthodontics photo booth, DJ Cabo and more!  

Watch the entire show at http://coronadotv.me/specialty/03182019-1515.

To DONATE NOW, visit csfkids.org/give, call 619-437-8059 ext. 1, or mail a check made payable to CSF to 201 Sixth Street, Coronado, CA 92118. CSF is IN IT TO WIN IT and appreciates your support to reach the $1,000,000 GRAND PRIZE.  

Students from Village Elementary showcased the Telethon’s Game Show Theme with “Wheels of Fortunes” at the Coronado Schools Foundation’s 31st Telethon.  (Photo by Kel Casey Photography)  

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