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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

2019 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

School-wide video projection system

Cheyenne Mountain Elementary School

Playground equipment

Cheyenne Mountain High School

Math department and fine arts department technology
English department document cameras
Science department biology investigation kits
Special education department kinesthetic furniture

Cheyenne Mountain Junior High School

Chromebooks and cart

Cañon School

Outdoor learning classroom

Gold Camp Elementary School

STEAM lab expansion

Piñon Valley Elementary School

Chromebooks and cart

Skyway Elementary School

Media center renovation
Leveled library materials

Total Grant Funds Awarded:  $50,000

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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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