Telluride Compassion Campaign

Telluride Education Foundation’s “Telluride Compassion Campaign” will kick off Tuesday, October 20th!

The Telluride Compassion Campaign’s mission is to raise community awareness and financial support for the unique needs of our schools and to provide support to our business community in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, the Compassion Campaign is committed to fostering compassion, kindness, and gratitude throughout our community.

On October 20th and beyond, we are asking you and the entire community to show your Telluride pride and support by making a gift, donating your time, and/or spreading the word about the Telluride Compassion Campaign.

Telluride Compassion Campaign

Fill Our Heart!

Make a Donation!
Donate By Check:
Please make donations payable to “Telluride Education Foundation” and add “TCC” in the memo.
Mail to:
P.O. Box 3548
Telluride, CO 81435
Donated funds will support:
  • Unique supplies needed at the school to protect our community from the Covid-19 pandemic (masks, thermometers, partitions, cleaning supplies, bag tags, additional nursing stations, etc.)
  • Unique staffing support needed to meet state employment requirements for breaks, leaves of absence, and lesson planning
  • Teacher and faculty training on Covid-19 protocols and implementation
  • New Technology and training needed to teach students via iPads, Schoology, and Power School
  • Mental health support for teachers, students, faculty, and parents
  • Growth of the outdoor learning program which helps support the stress on the school to socially distance students outside of their homerooms
Your gift will also support local businesses during off-peak times through community dining, teacher/faculty luncheons & wellness packages, donor gift certificates, etc.
 
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us.

Thank you all for continuing to support Telluride Schools!

Almost $20,000 donated so far!

Make a Donation!
Donated funds will support:
  • Unique supplies needed at the school to protect our community from the Covid-19 pandemic (masks, thermometers, partitions, cleaning supplies, bag tags, additional nursing stations, etc.)
  • Unique staffing support needed to meet state employment requirements for breaks, leaves of absence, and lesson planning
  • Teacher and faculty training on Covid-19 protocols and implementation
  • New Technology and training needed to teach students via iPads, Schoology, and Power School
  • Mental health support for teachers, students, faculty, and parents
  • Growth of the outdoor learning program which helps support the stress on the school to socially distance students outside of their homerooms
Your gift will also support local businesses during off-peak times through community dining, teacher/faculty luncheons & wellness packages, donor gift certificates, etc.
 
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us.

Thank you all for continuing to support Telluride Schools!

Frequently Asked Questions

The Telluride Compassion Campaign’s mission is to raise community awareness and financial support for the unique needs of our schools and our business community in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, the Compassion Campaign is committed to fostering compassion, kindness, and gratitude throughout our community.

According to the Colorado Sun Colorado Schools are at a “breaking point” and plead for help as stress of pandemic teaching piles up.  In addition to the requirements of a traditional school year, the pandemic is requiring more from our schools. 

We see these needs falling under two categories: EDUCATION and HEALTH & WELLNESS

The school has hired more staff to address periodic quarantining of our teachers, as well as addressing the need to support in person and virtual learning.  There is a big need for Subs. If you have a Bachelor Degree you could become a Substitute Teacher and help out when teachers have to stay home and quarantine, etc.

Teaching this year requires the purchase of iPads for every student and time to train teachers, faculty, students and parents on how to use the new technology such as iPads, Schoology and Power School. 

With the libraries closed in schools, we provided funding to purchase e-books to support the important need for students to have access to reading material. 

We are providing parents access to experts on virtual learning so they can be educated on how to support their students learning virtually. 

Teachers & Faculty are receiving ongoing training on Covid-19 protocols and implementation. 

This year students are not moving around between classrooms as they have in the past.  Students are in the same classroom for most of the day.  To help, the school is focusing on outdoor education opportunities where students can move around and still maintain social distance. We are raising money for more focused outdoor learning programs. 

This is just a sample of all of the Educational needs impacting the school this year. 

The health and wellness need in our school community due to the pandemic is robust.

Covid-19 tests of our teachers and faculty are happening on a consistent basis and these tests cost money.  Additional cleaning supplies are required as well as partitions, thermometers, trash cans, nurses’ stations, masks, bag tags, etc.  Mental health support for our teachers, faculty, students, and parents is a strong focus of support.  Cafeteria & Sanitation workers are doing twice as much work this year to address our health needs. The list continues to grow as specific needs arise. 

Telluride School District did receive financial assistance from the CARES Act.  However, the operation of school during the pandemic is estimated to cost an additional $500,000 over the relief package that was received by the CARES Act.  In addition, the state of Colorado cut funding to the school this year by almost $1 million dollars. 

“The state of Colorado cut our funding by nearly $1 million for the current school year. The CARES Act sent some money to our district for COVID expenses; however we are projecting those expenses to be $500,000 more than what we received.”  – Dylan Brooks, Treasurer/Secretary of Telluride’s Board of Education

DONATE
We need your help in order to meet the needs of our community.  You can donate here. 

IN-KIND DONATIONS
If you are a business and you would like to offer teacher/faculty discounts, please contact Ginna Neyens 

If you are a restaurant and you would like to support our teacher lunches, please contact Lisa Vila Fischetti.

VOLUNTEER
If you would like to be included in our efforts, please click here to add your contact information to our volunteer directory.