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Our Foundation

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Supporting Cheyenne Mountain Schools Since 1988

"Excellent schools equal excellent communities, and the fund raising efforts of
The Tradition of Excellence Foundation not only help us maintain the quality
educational programs we have come to expect, but also add value to the
entire Cheyenne Mountain community."

                                                                                               - Dr. Walt Cooper, Superintendent of Schools

Donate to the Tradition of Excellence Foundation's 12for12 Campaign!

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Tax-deductible donations to The Tradition of Excellence Foundation can also be mailed to:

The Tradition of Excellence Foundation
c/o Cheyenne Mountain School District 12
1775 LaClede Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80905

 

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2018 Tradition of Excellence Foundation

Teacher Grant Awards

Because of generous donations that were given to the Foundation through the annual 12 For 12 campaign, the Legacy Circle, the bi-annual district auction, and designated gifts, $50,000 was awarded in grants in May to support academics, athletics and the arts in District 12 schools.  Thank you to all our donors and volunteers who made these grants possible. 

Broadmoor Elementary School
STEAM Inovataion Station Equipment

Cheyenne Mountain Elementary School
Playground Equpment
LCD Projectors

Cheyenne Mountain High School
Console Digital Pianos
Electronic Pottery Wheels and Clay Mixer
Indoor Turf Surface Mats
Environmental Science Ten-Parameter Test Kits

Cheyenne Mountain Junior High School
Scientific Calculators
Molecular Model Kits
LED Microscopes

Cañon School
Indoor Recreation Equipment

Gold Camp Elementary School
Responsive Classroom Training and Implementation

Piñon Valley Elementary School
Primary Grades Playground Equipment
"Kid Power" Programming

Skyway Elementary School
Support for "The Leader In Me" Program
Leveled Library Materials

Total Grant Funds Awarded:  $50,000

Our Mission

The Tradition of Excellence Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization created to promote and support programs of academic, artistic, and athletic excellence.  Founded in 1988, the Foundation provides a tax-deductible vehicle for citizens, businesses, and foundations to contribute to Cheyenne Mountain School District 12. The Tradition of Excellence Foundation operates independently from, but in cooperation with, the District 12 Board of Education and district administration officials and staff to identify specific needs that the school district is unable to fund, either by law or by budgetary limitations.

For further information on how you can help support the Cheyenne Mountain School District through the Tradition of Excellence Foundation, contact Sally Hybl, Tradition of Excellence Foundation President.

Foundation Board of Directors

Sally Hybl, President

Eric Scott, Vice President      Carol Kleiner, Treasurer    Emilie Simon, Secretary     Ann Naughton, Director

Steve Mulliken, Director      Jeff Ahrendsen, Director        Kara Mehall, Director      Melody Antles, Director     Walt Cooper, Ex Officio