The DPS Foundation is accepting online donations for the DPS All-City High School Marching Band and Reading Corps

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2010-02-12 Steven Wasko/Jennifer Mrozowski, Detroit Public Schools The Detroit Public Schools Foundation is now accepting online donations for the DPS All-City High School Marching Band and the DPS Reading Corps, an initiative to tutor children in reading and help reach DPS’ goal to have every third-grader read at grade level or above by 2015. The Foundation has already received several … Read More

DPS Foundation receives donation from Pickard Family Fund

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Written by Minehaha Forman, Special to The Chronicle At the Michigan Chronicle’s Legacy in Motion Gala held on December 12, 2009, the Pickard Family Fund presented a generous donation of $100,000 to the Detroit Public Schools Foundation. This gift will be used to support DPS athletic and fine arts programs. Pictured are Leroy C. Richie, Chairman of the DPS Foundation … Read More

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