Over her time serving as the Director, Taylor says the Foundation has grown by leaps and bounds.
“The first year I was with the foundation we had about thirty-five thousand to give away to the districts; over the last four or five years we have averaged two-hundred and fifty to three-hundred thousand per year back to the school district,” Taylor said. “We reach and exceed the specifications for school donations in this country and that is something we are very very proud of.”
This past year the Foundation has given back over two-hundered and fifty thousand dollars to DPS-61 in order to fund classroom technology and field trips.
Taylor says it is tough to walk away from an organization that she has seen grow so much, but she has all the confidence in the world in new director, Zach Shields.
“He has been a community leader over at Big Brothers, Big Sisters, he has a strong background in fundraising, and even more importantly he knows the students and knows the teachers. I have every belief that he is going to come in and take this organization to even greater heights.”
Taylor says she and her husband are moving down to their home in Florida after he retires this summer and they plan on doing a lot of relaxing and traveling.