DPS Foundation President honored as a Woman to Watch

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When the Detroit Public Schools recently sought to officially launch its independent, nonprofit DPS Foundation, it wanted a leader with a proven fundraising track record. That’s why the foundation’s founders and the district tapped Chacona Johnson for the job. Johnson, 55, spent about 20 years working for the development arm of the University of Michigan, ultimately becoming the university’s associate … Read More

Chacona Johnson to be CEO of Detroit Public Schools Foundation

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2009-08-26 Written by Ryan Beene The Detroit Public Schools officially launched the DPS Foundation today, naming Chacona Johnson, former University of Michigan associate vice president for development, as its CEO. As first reported in the Aug. 8 edition of Crain’s, the DPS Foundation is an independent nonprofit that will solicit outside funding for DPS programs like athletics, fine arts and … Read More