Foundation Board Update

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The USDB Foundation has established a board of directors,  a separate 501(c)3, an Organizational Assessment, a Memorandum of Understanding with USDB, and a Strategic Plan. The goal is to gain support and resources for USDB students and their families. The board implements best practices to ensure the nonprofit entity is set up properly and runs efficiently with transparency.  One of the projects includes building an Outdoor Family Learning Center to benefit Utah’s children who are deaf, blind, deaf-blind, hard of hearing or visually impaired.  For any additional information or documentation regarding the foundation please contact Susan Thomas


Strategic Plan

Foundation Bylaws

Biographies of the Foundation Team 

 claudia anderson  

Claudia Anderson Member, Board of Directors 

 derek brown  

Derek Brown Chairman,  Board of Directors 

 pic of leslie castle  

Leslie Castle Treasurer, Board of Directors

 pic of meghan holbrook  

Meghan Holbrook Member, Board of Directors 

 pic of courtney johnson  

Courtney Johnson Vice Chair, Board of Directors 

 christianna green  

Christiana Green Parent, Member, Board of Directors

 joel coleman  

Joel Coleman USDB Superintendent, non-voting

 susan thomas  

Susan Thomas USDB staff support, non-voting

 carl empey  

Carl Empey USDB staff support, non-voting

 rachel coleman  

Rachel de Azevedo-Coleman Board of Directors Volunteer, non-voting