About Us

About Delano Education Foundation

The Delano Education Foundation is committed to raising funds to enhance education opportunities for present and future Delano students.

Mission Statement

To inspire a spirit of community by investing in opportunities for all students, today and tomorrow, to achieve academic and individual excellence.

Knowing there are no stable or guaranteed financial resources, the most powerful safeguard of Delano’s long-term well-being is the building of the endowment.  The foundation is dedicated to developing supportive relationships between the community and schools that enrich the education of children.  Our goal is to build an endowment over the next decade to help self-fund important needs. Our fund is currently at about $300,000 and we aim to reach over $1,000,000.

Established in 2001 by a group of community leaders and educators, the foundation believes that every child deserves the best education.
An endowment fund is a permanent, self-sustaining source of funding. Each year, a portion of the value of the fund is paid out to support the funds’ purpose, and any excess earnings of this distribution are reinvested in the endowment.
Delano students need to be competitive in an ever-changing world.  With the uncertainty of ongoing funding, we need your support to invest in our schools.  Great schools mean great communities – and this investment will ensure that we maintain the level of excellence in our award-winning school district.