Posted by Linda Crum

I am the Executive Director of the Poudre School District Foundation. Our mission is to inspire community investment in student learning experiences in Poudre School District. Through these community resources, we can provide students with educational opportunities that may not otherwise exist. Part of my role in the PSD Foundation is to oversee the strategy, operations, events, SPIE grants, teacher externships and fundraising.

I joined the PSD Foundation from Positive Coaching Alliance-Colorado where I also served as Executive Director. I led Strategy, Partnerships, Sales, Events and Awards, Product Development, Implementation, and Fundraising. Prior to my tenure at PCA-Colorado, I served as the Director of Sports and Competition for the 2006 National Special Olympics Games held at Iowa State University. The majority of my professional career and background was in Division I Intercollegiate Athletics. From 1987-2005 having served as the Head Volleyball Coach at Butler, Duke and Iowa State Universities and as an Assistant Coach at Iowa, Iowa State and Ohio State Universities. In each coaching role, my passion and desire to ignite the potential in each student-athlete stems from her background in Education and growing up in a home where her Father was a legendary high school teacher, coach, and administrator.

Originally from Iowa, I graduated from the University of Iowa with a BS in Education and currently resides in Fort Collins with her husband David, Senior Associate for Development CSU Athletics, and her three children, Allison a 10th grader at Fort Collins High School, Abigail at 7th grader at Boltz Middle School and Adelade a 5thgrader at Kruse Elementary.

I am thrilled to work at the PSD Foundation because I believe we live in a community where there are many Foundations, Businesses and Individuals who are willing to invest in our schools, teachers and students.  They understand their investment impacts our classrooms and inside those classrooms are our future citizens, leaders, and workforce. Imagine the possibilities if teachers have all the resources they need and could create powerful learning opportunities that would not be otherwise financially available.

I joined Rotary because I believe as a citizen of our community our work together allows our community to thrive.  I wanted to be a part of an organization that put others above self and was making an impact in the lives of others.

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