Board of Directors
2020/2021 CFSD Foundation
Board of Directors
Melinda McNeilus, President
Laurie Seder, Recording Secretary
Mika Cole, Treasurer
April Golden, Communications
Lori Lundberg-Leung, Fundraising
Mary Kamerzell, ex officio
Carole Siegler, ex officio
Letter from the President
Dear Fellow CFSD Parents,
I am proud to be the president of the CFSD Foundation! We raise supplemental funds to attract, develop and retain excellent teachers throughout the district. As a parent of three CFSD students our mission resonates with me and I support it one hundred percent!
Our donation goal for 2020-2021 is $150,000. Donations received directly fund district programs that support teacher development and training and impacts every student at each grade level. Imagine the even greater impact we could make in each classroom if we surpass our goal.
There is no element in a child's school day that has a greater impact on their educational experience than their teacher. In fact, recent studies show that teacher quality is even more important than class size. Excellent teachers lead to an excellent education!
We hear regularly how state funding for education has been consistently reduced and how Arizona ranks at the bottom of funding per student in the nation. Despite these deep cuts, CFSD is a nationally renowned education system that we should be very proud of. For continued success, we need your financial support to offset the deep funding reductions from the state.
Please help us exceed our goal for this year! Your donation will be gifted directly to the district to support teachers. Donate online through our secure site at cfsdfoundation.org. We are a 501(c)3 organization so donations are tax-deductible and can be employee matched, if available through your employer.
We are lucky to have a team of dedicated district leaders, teachers, and parents working together to ensure our students succeed! Our students are receiving world class education and are becoming lifelong learners. I look forward to seeing you this year as we all make CFSD the best place for our students!
President and Volunteer
Parent of an 12th, 10th, and 4th grader