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      The Maria D'Orio Fund

      "Our task, regarding creativity, is to help children climb their own mountains,as high as possible. No one can do more." - Loris Malaguzzi
      About Maria
      Maria Rose D'Orio was a longtime, beloved Prekindergarten and Kindergarten teacher at The Children's School who left us, before her time, in May 2013. Since her passing, her family and the TCS community have been working to ensure that her legacy lives on for generations to come.

      The family asked TCS to open a fund in her honor, saying that Maria would prefer to continue the growth of educational programs at The Children's School. Donations to support educational programs at The Children's School can be made directly to The Maria D'Orio Fund (information below).
      About The Maria D'Orio Fund
      The D’Orio and Ford families have established a memorial fund in honor of Maria D’Orio at The Children’s School. The fund will serve as a permanent tribute to Maria's legacy of inspired living and teaching.
      The fund will be used to support those projects and initiatives closest to Maria’s heart. The initial project was the creation of the outdoor learning environment of Maria's dreams for Prekindergarten and Kindergarten students. Anyone who encountered Maria knew her passion for this critical element of education and her unwavering devotion to its realization.
      In the future, in accordance to her family’s direction, funds will be allocated to support programs and projects that will further Maria’s commitment to joyful, child-centered education.

      Gifts may be made online using the secure form below, or you may send a check payable to The Children's School with the memo "The Maria D'Orio Fund" to:

      The Children's School
      Attention: The Maria D'Orio Fund
      2225 Torrey Pines Lane
      La Jolla, CA 92037

      For more information, please contact development@tcslj.org.
      The Maria D'Orio Fund Secure Donation Form
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      CLICK HERE to learn about Maria's Dream at La Jolla Playhouse

      CLICK HERE to see photos of Maria's Dream Playground

      Click here to see Maria's Pinterest page with some of her inspirations and dreams.