Board of Directors

Ex Officio Member

DUSD Superintendent - Dr. Gordon Amerson


President - Margaret Finlay

Vice President - Bruce Lathrop

Treasurer/Financial Secretary - Kalpna Shah

Secretary - Donald LaPlante


Providing financial support to enhance the educational and extracurricular programs of the students and community facilities of the Duarte Unified School District.

Fundraising Projects - Margaret Finlay

Duarte Showcase of Talent & Talent Show - Chair Ceci Carroll

Scholarship - Chair varies annually per scholarship 

Board of education liaison

Reyna Diaz


Board of Directors

Liz Bruny

Lydia Carswell

Ceci Carroll

Reyna Diaz

​Evan Finlay

Margaret Finlay

Helen Ferguson

Donna Georgino

Bruce Lathrop

Donald La Plante

Marling Ronquillo

Kalpna Shah

Lupe Valerio

Communities united 

The Duarte Education Foundation is a nonprofit fundraising corporation organized as a coalition of city leaders, educators, neighbors, parents, and business owners all bound together by the desire to better our schools and community facilities. The Foundation provides the financial support needed to enhance the education and extra-curricular programs for Duarte, Bradbury, and Irwindale residents and students of Duarte Unified School District.


Duarte Education Foundation has proudly supported Duarte's public schools, students, and teachers for over 30 years. We partner with other individuals, organizations, and businesses to help fund student programs.

To date, the DEF has donated over $500,000 to Duarte's Schools and students.

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