ABOUT Can Do!
Mission & Vision
The Can Do! Education Foundation is a community funded, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We partner with families, local businesses, and other community members to fill state funding gaps and provide financial resources to offer an enriched, well-rounded education for all Miller Creek School District students.
Supporting Every Student Every Day!
About Can Do!
The Can Do! Education Foundation is a community-funded non-profit organization that provides vital funds to the Miller Creek School District in order to bridge the financial gap between current government funding and the cost of an enriched, well-rounded education for all our students.
How Does Can Do! Work?
Can Do! commits funds to the Miler Creek School District annually based on the needs as determined by the District Administrative Staff. As Can Do! raises the money, the funds are disbursed to the District via a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that is agreed upon in May of the prior school year. Additional funding outside the scope of the MOU is disbursed directly to the four schools of Miller Creek School District: Lucas Valley Elementary, Mary E. Silveira Elementary, Vallecito Elementary, and Miller Creek Middle School.
Each year Can Do! board members, volunteers, and staff work together to reach out to families and local businesses seeking financial contributions to help “bridge the gap” cost through our Annual Family Giving Campaign and our Business Partner Campaign.
Other funds are raised from:
- Run As One
- Holiday Online Auction
- Annual Scotty’s/Can Do! Golf Tournament
- Shop 4 Can Do!
- Other Community events, donations, and miscellaneous Income
Jodi Chaban, Executive Director
Jodi joined the Can Do! team in 2021. Jodi was a district parent for 5 years and served on the Miller Creek Home and School Club Board for 3 years, with 2 of those years as Vice President. Prior to that, she served on the Montessori de Terra Linda Auction Committee for 6 years. Jodi owned and operated her own small business for 16 years in Novato and San Francisco, in addition to spending 4 years as a lead tech trainer for a large K-12 publishing company. Jodi has a teaching credential and a master’s in education and many moons ago was a middle school science teacher. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her daughter, a sophomore in high school, family and friends, and 3 cats. She loves going to the beach, hiking, camping, dancing to live music, and playing board, card, and word puzzle games. Email
Leah Curran, Operations Coordinator
Leah joined the Can Do! team in June 2021. Prior to joining Can Do! Leah spent nine years as Director of Operations at Oakland Ballet Company, and prior to that five years in the corporate finance world. A lifelong dancer, Leah originally moved to the Bay Area to pursue a dance career and still continues to dance and perform throughout the Bay Area. She is also a prenatal and postnatal yoga and fitness specialist and finds great joy in helping women navigate their pregnancies and beyond. Leah and her husband Ted moved to San Rafael from Oakland in 2019 and are thrilled to be making their home and raising their two boys in this beautiful community. Email