Position: Director, APS Education Foundation
Director of the APS Education Foundation
Contact Phill Casaus:
Phone: (505) 881-0841 ext. 1
APS Education Foundation
Phill Casaus has headed the Foundation and its fundraising efforts since March 2009. Casaus spent most of his career in journalism, working as a sports writer, reporter, columnist and assistant sports editor at the Albuquerque Journal from 1978-1997. He then moved to the Albuquerque Tribune, where he served as deputy sports editor, city editor, managing editor, and editor from 1997-2008. He served as as Senior Editor for Local News at the Rocky Mountain News in Denver before returning to Albuquerque in 2009.
Casaus, a product of Albuquerque Public Schools, graduated from in 1981. He has two children currently enrolled in district schools. His wife, Kathy, teaches kindergarten at E.G. Ross Elementary.
“I’m excited by what the Horizon Campaign has done, but that pales in comparison to what the possibilities really are,” Casaus says. “I tell people that we are really at Foundation 2.0. By the time this really takes off, we have the potential to truly make a difference for our kids.” More about the Horizon Campaign >>
In addition to the year-round fundraising performed by the Foundation, Casaus, with the help of Superintendent Winston Brooks, debuted the Horizon Campaign in the fall of 2009, raising money for grants that will help APS teachers and schools support valuable educational programs that will benefit APS children throughout the district.
"I tell donors and almost everyone I meet that APS' best days are ahead," he says. "It will take the help of folks with big business cards and $1 bills, and everyone in between. But together, we can make a difference."