CHS and CSF's "River of Giving" Donor Recognition Mosaic Unveiled

Coronado High School (CHS) students and faculty, members of Coronado Schools Foundation (CSF), and the public gathered today in CHS's quad to reveal the long-awaited donor recognition mosaic project, "River of Giving". 


The mosaic sculpture was designed and created by the students of Coronado High's art department, and was facilitated by mosaicist Kirstin Green, art teacher Laura Hill, and ceramics teacher Eric Rempe. The project was approved by the CSF Board in 2010, and was funded in part by a generous $3.8 million legacy gift to CSF by Frances Goodrich Harpst last year. Additionally, $25,000 in donated services aided the production of the mosaic. 


CSF is a nonprofit organization that raises funds to directly benefit the Coronado Unified School District. Donations pay for salaries, equipment, and supplies, and continue to make valuable academic and technology programs available at Coronado schools. With the state's budget crisis continuing to affect educational funding, the CSF and its donors are unquestionably important. This mosaic serves as a tribute to these generous donors, as well as CSF's significant stakeholders, and past presidents and executive directors. Individuals who have donated $5,000 or more and businesses who have donated $10,000 or more are listed on the mosaic to commemorate their generosity and importance to the Foundation. Names of new donors will be added annually to continue to express gratitude for their contributions.


Students involved in the project await their cue (tarp reads "Thank you CSF! ♥,Team Mosaic")


The unveiling of the mosaic...


 Time-Lapse of Making the Mosaic:

And the exposed finished product...


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Tags: art, chs, community, schools

Comment by Mayor Casey Tanaka on December 1, 2011 at 9:51am

A truly remarkable piece of art from a superbly talented group of CHS students!!

Comment by chuck perkins on December 1, 2011 at 3:01pm


Comment by Lynne Harpst Koen on December 1, 2011 at 6:39pm

Very nice!

Comment by John R. Nilsen on December 1, 2011 at 7:00pm

Where's the river?

Comment by Sue Shirey on December 1, 2011 at 8:58pm


Comment by Suzette Valle on December 5, 2011 at 5:29pm

It was such a moving event! The wall mosaic with all the kids names who put their blood, sweat and weekends into this project is beautiful too!

Comment by Marcie Dwaileebe on December 5, 2011 at 7:13pm

John- the river is part of the mosaic; can be seen "flowing" over the sides of the steps in the last photo.

Suzette - great picture! Thanks for sharing :)

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