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Do you feel the need, the need for exceptional STEM and Arts programs in our schools? Then get ready to raise money to take CUSD to new heights. We’re going back to “Top Buzz” for the 36th annual Coronado Schools Foundation (CSF) Telethon. Join us for takeoff on March 16th from 4:30-8:30pm with student hosts, live performances, and exciting incentives all night, including the chance to win a brand new 2023 golf cart! 

Broadcast LIVE from Coronado High School, this year’s show will include tons of amazing student content, including performances by the Coronado Middle School Advanced Performing Arts and the Elementary School Bands. Plus, the hosts will be our very own Principals from all four CUSD schools along with student hosts, who will be announced soon. 

For the first time ever, CSF is teaming up with Producer and Host, Alan Kinzel of Alan Kinzel Realty, to premier the Telethon and Coronado’s Talent on the same night. Guests are invited to the CHS quad from 4:30-6:30pm for live student performances, entertainment and a food court featuring Buona Forchetta pizza and Gelato Paradiso. From 6:30-8:30pm ticket holders for Coronado’s Talent will see world renowned performers and a few fan-favorite local acts compete for the chance to win big!

“Bringing the CSF Telethon together with Alan Kinzel’s signature event, Coronado’s Talent, feels like a great fit,” shares Michelle Gilmore, CSF’s CEO & President. “CSF will show-off our amazingly talented kids in K-12 Choirs, Bands and Performing Arts, then we will go live to the Performing Arts Center at CHS for Coronado’s Talent, showcasing the talents of our whole community!”

All are invited to participate in drawings for the coveted Electra beach cruiser from Hollands and a custom surfboard from Emerald City, just by donating. Plus see who wins the brand new 2023 four seater Forester golf cart, valued at $13,500, generously sponsored by Mullins Orthodontics! The winner will be announced live so get your tickets now! In addition, all donors will be named live on the air as the night unfolds.

Back again this year is the Alumni Challenge, a friendly competition between graduating classes. The class who donates the most money will win a champagne toast at the next All Class Reunion! Show your school spirit early…text CSFTELE5 to 71777 today to donate. The school-to-school challenge is back, of course! The school with the highest participation will win a pizza party for the entire school, and the second place school will win a gelato party. You can donate directly to your child’s school online or by text message.

Watch Telethon live HERE or tune in on AT&T Channel 99, Spectrum channel 19 or This time-honored tradition is a major fundraiser for CSF in support of the STEM and Arts Pathways programs serving every student enrolled in Coronado Unified schools. Because of CSF there are robust Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) programs thriving throughout the district, as well as state-of-the-art STEM instruction and virtual iLabs that challenge students to think outside of the box. You don’t want to miss a single minute of Telethon this year – you’ll be amazed by what our students and staff have accomplished!


Thanks to our Business Partners for making this event possible!


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  • 2021-22 STEM Pathway Funding


  • 2021-22 Arts Pathway Funding


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