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Phill Casaus

Director, APS Education Foundation

Phill Casaus

Executive Director of the APS Education Foundation

Contact Phill Casaus:

(505) 878-6165

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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 Sandia High School in 1981. He has two children who are graduates of APS schools and attend college in Colorado and New Mexico. His wife, Kathy, is an administrative intern at Bel-Air Elementary School.

The Foundation has been ranked in the top 15 of the nation's K-12 educational foundations for two consecutive years, including a No.7 rating in 2015. In 2015-16, with the help of a 22-member volunteer board that includes three APS students, the Foundation granted $496,000 to APS classrooms and schools. In all, the Foundation grants reached 34,000 students.

"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."

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