Become a Business Sponsor

We can expand our educational outreach and the ability to positively influence La Plata County’s workforce, employment rate and overall economy when you partner with us. We also have a track record for longevity and successful program outcomes. Our supporters have strong community ties including our board of directors. Align with our reputable and financially secure education center today.

• $1,000 + sponsorships = logo and a business link on the DAEC website
• Fully tax-deductible
• Event sponsors receive additional benefits. Please contact Kelly Quach for more information.

Adult Education & Family Literacy Act
Anschutz Family Foundation
Richard & Mary Lyn Ballantine
City of Durango
Colorado Department of Education
Daniels Fund
El Pomar Foundation
Erteszek Foundation
La Plata County
The Moniker Foundation
Michael & Elaine Moravan Foundation
Penny O’Keefe
Pope Family Charitable Foundation
Rotary Club of Durango
John & Aline Schwob
Bart & Tamara Tabor
United Way of Southwest Colorado
Wells Fargo
Women’s Foundation of Colorado

1st Southwest Bank
Alpine Bank
John & Cissy Anderson
Ballantine Family Fund
Robert Blair
BP Foundation
Lois & Ken Carpenter
Jim & Cheryl Clay
Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado
Crawford Family Foundation
Sandra Cushman
Bryan & Jacquelyn Dear
William & Tricia Hayes
JM Jones
Kosh Solutions
Paul Lemon
Maynes, Bradford, Shipps & Sheftel, LLP
Stephanie Moran
The Payroll Department
Purgatory Resort
Red Willow Production Company
Susan Reese
StoneAge Inc.
Terry & Dinah Swan
Texas Instruments Foundation
Nan Uhl
Lillian White
Gerry & Karen Zink

Roger & Sheryl Ayers
Greg Bell
Paulette & Clyde Church
Joe & Mary Colgan
DeColores Civitan Club
Lon Erwin
First National Bank of Durango
John & Ulys Gardella
Moni Grushkin
La Plata Electric Association
Connie Jacobs
Teresa & Eric Malone
Elizabeth Murphy
Siggy Palmer
Yushuang Nell Paul
Pediatric Partners of SW
PEO Chapter FX
Janice Sheftel
David Smith
Gary & Carol Treat
Value USA
Sidny Zink

Betsy Adams
Mary Barter & Clint Barter
Jim & Aimee Birgenheier
Norman Broad
Dean Brookie
Cj’s Diner
William & Vicki Coe
Kathleen Costello
Durango Emblem Club
Durango Herald
Empowered Energy
Stanna Galbraith
Just Click Printing
Suzi Loether
Scott Mathis
Tim Miller & Carolyn Miller
Mountain Waters Rafting
Carol & Ronald Ozaki
Pediatric Associates of Durango
Steve Phillips & Kim Martin
Howard & Jean Poe
Honor Reynolds
Stephen Roderick
Cordelia Stites
Ellen Matthews & Isaac Turiel

William & Sharon Abshagen
Pattie Adler
Syl Allred
Shawn & Corina Andreatta
Bank of Colorado
Elizabeth Benefiel
Sandra Berman-LaFrance & Tim LaFrance
Beta Sigma Phi
Tina Bonecutter
Cheryle Brandsma
Jeff & Laura Branson
Margaret & C. Marsh Bull
Sheila Casey
Connie Chamberlain
Bob & Virginia Chaput
Kwok Yen (Eddie) & Nancy Cheung
Gordon & Marcia Clouser
Robert & Nancy Conrad
Ernest & Margo Cotton
Libby Cowles
Bernardine Cox
Marjorie Cristol
Lynn Daugherty
Kevin Devine
Julia Downs
John Edens
Thomas Eckenrode
Gene Fisher
Ronald & M. Jane Fogleman
Ronald & Marilyn Garst
Richard & Gail Grossman
Louise Grunewald
Tim Guill
Michelle Harris
Mark Head
Bridget Irish
Claudia Kanne
Louis & Catherine Kiene
Gary & Sherry Knight
Kiwanis Club of the Narrow Gauge
Robert & Estela Koenig
Tim & Susan Kroes
Joe Kusar
Bruce LeClaire
Paul & Cheryl Lee
Lynn & Julia Lehman
Robert Lieb
Cherrie Lum
Rochelle Mann & Joel Jones
Sweetie Marbury
Sandy Mericle
Thomas & Yvonne Miller
Tekla Miller & Chester Peterson
Virginia Miller-Cavanagh
Mary Milord
Kay Neal
Stephanie Nichols
John & Katie Ogier
Dugald Owen
Parady Tax Solutions
Ross & Ellen Park
Jeanne Parks
Jill Patton
PEO Chapter BR
PEO Chapter CS
Martin & Charlotte Pirnat
Roger Ptolemy
Anne Putnam
Bobbi Rakita
Susan Raleigh
Sheri Rochford-Figgs
Julie Romero
Ingrid Ryan
Cecilia Suazo
Steve & Jane Short
Dan & Olga Snowberger
Barry & Holly Spear
John Spear
Andree Stetson & Michael Lee
Ann Stringfellow & Michael Hudson
Brooks & Janice Taylor
Richard & Kathy Tonnessen
Shaila Van Sickle
Sheree Volrab
Pamela Wageman
David & Mary Wagner
William & Christine Warren
Tom & Linda West
Lynn Westberg
Mark & Rose Ann Wherry
Wolf Creek Ski Area
Art & Peggy Zemach

Some Facts About an Educated Community

A more educated workforce reduces crime and other costs associated with incarceration.

As an example, it is estimated that by increasing male graduation rates by 5 percentage points, overall national annual incidences of assault would be decreased by nearly 60,000; larceny by more than 37,000; motor vehicle theft by more than 31,000 and burglaries by more than 17,000.

We Appreciate Our Business Sponors and Community Supporters