Annual Report


Annual Report 2022-2023

Raising funds for academic growth and achievement and promoting outreach to benefit kids and the community.


This Year’s D51 Foundation Highlights

  • Sponsored the 2023 Summer Institute for over 350 D51 teachers
  • Donated $100,000+ to purchase 20- 21st Century Digital Classrooms since 2019
  • Honored teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week with personal messages
  • Facilitated Teacher Appreciation proclamations from local municipalities
  • Co-sponsored Stuff the Bus to provide school supplies to students
  • Hosted the Back-to-School Home Run with the GJ Jackalopes and D51F Ambassador Meeting sponsored by Alpine Bank
  • Awarded $110,000+ since 2018 to 250+ D51 Staff through Online Grants for Professional Learning
  • Received a donation of $104,600 from Red Rock Auto Group
  • Helped sponsor Bloom Where You Are Planted to provide grants to students for extracurricular activities
  • Hosted 11th Annual White Iced Celebration to honor Outstanding Academic Growth Schools and White Iced Award recipients
  • Participated in Colorado Gives Day and Grand Valley Gives


2022 White Iced Awards

Diana Velasco, East Middle School

Jennifer Laase, Orchard Avenue Elementary

Jodee Cronk, Grand Junction High School

Megan Henry, Independence Academy

Sandra Patrick, Tope Elementary

Scott Hittle, Mesa View Elementary

Lora Quesenberry, New Emerson Elementary


Foundation Spotlight

Eric Nilsen, Retired D51 Director of Maintenance and Operations


2022 Outstanding Academic Growth Schools

Dos Rios Elementary

Taylor Elementary’

Lincoln Orchard Mesa Elementary

Loma Elementary

Scenic Elementary

Chatfield Elementary

Mount Garfield Middle School

Redlands Middle School

Fruita 8/9

Palisade High School

Fruita Monument High School



Year End Financials

Year End Financial Statement: December 31, 2022


Revenue and Support

    • Contributions: $55,783.99
    • Temporarily Restricted Contributions: $232,344.05
    • 2021 White Iced Revenue: $199,619.99
    • Investment Income: $429.46

Total Revenue and Support: $488,177.49



    • General Operating Expenses: $41,281.74
    • Marketing Expenses: $9,216.58
    • Operating/Support Program: $46,403.11
    • D51F Program: Professional Learning: $46,610.39
    • D51F Program: Technology: $14,152.65
    • 2022 White Iced Expense: $44,895.95
    • Temporarily Restricted Expenses: $90,152.41

Total Expense: $292,712.83

Change in Net Assets: $195,464.66

  • Net Assets, December 31, 2021: $282,068.45
  • Net Assets, December 31, 2022: $477,533.11