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Coronado Schools Foundation Welcomes New Director of Development

The Coronado Schools Foundation announces the addition to its staff, Ashley DeGree. Ashley has been a key contributor to the success of the organization over the past few years as a marketing and graphic design consultant and now joins the staff as Director of Development.

Ashley brings a wide range of talent to the role with a wealth of experience in nonprofit fundraising and marketing as well as brand development and creative director roles. She and her family traveled with the military as her husband is a navy pilot and have now settled happily in Coronado. They have a CUSD student and another who will be in schools next year.

“I am so excited to take on this new role at the Coronado Schools Foundation. With a first-grader at Village Elementary, I saw first-hand the unique learning opportunities that CSF provides our students,” Ashley explained. “Having the chance to work with this amazing team to make STEM & Arts opportunities even better for our students is a dream come true!”

Ashley will lead efforts for the Denim and Diamonds gala, which will take place on November 12e at Hotel del Coronado, the Hive 365 campaign, which invites individuals and families to support schools and students through $1-a-day donations, and more.

“I’m thrilled to invite Ashley to join our team of rockstars,” said Michelle Gilmore, CEO and President. “She will help us implement our recently adopted three-year strategic plan with the Board and staff and will continue to drive our mission with her creativity and experience.”

For more information on how you can volunteer, donate, or support our schools through the CSF, please contact Ashley at [email protected].

About the Coronado Schools Foundation
The Coronado School Foundation is a community-focused fundraising organization that supplements state funding for 2 public school pathways in the Coronado Unified School District: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) and Arts. Since its founding in 1982, CSF has provided a means for parents, community members and local businesses to invest in higher public education for their children in the Coronado Unified School District. Since that time, CSF has evolved into a million dollar commitment to maintaining rigorous academics and a wide range of educational experiences from kindergarten through high school. Funds raised by CSF pay teachers and other educators whose positions are not funded or required by the State of California, but which our parents and educators believe are necessary for a quality education.