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Coming Up


• Annual Fund Drive 2021-2022 August 1-Sept. 12th

• DESEF Board Meeting, September 9th, 2021,  7:00pm, Online









Our Board

Elise August, President

Tasneem Ziauddin, Executive Vice President

Kyle Domergue, Treasurer

Sandy Fash, Secretary

Chetna Urs, Financial Secretary


2021-22 Board of Directors


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DESEF is an affiliate of SRVEF. For more information, visit

About Us

DESEF is the Disney Elementary Education Foundation, a non-profit fundraising group run by parent volunteers for Walt Disney Elementary.

Our Annual Fund drive Starts August 1st!

Welcome back! Our biggest fundraiser of the the year starts August 1st! 100% of your donations go directly to Walt Disney! This is Walt Disney's most critical fundraiser of the school year, raising close to 60% of our operating budget.

Our 2021 AFD goal is $90,000 and with your support we hope to meet or exceed this goal by Sept. 12th, 2021.

We are asking each family to make a tax-deductible donation of $450 per child, but we are grateful for any and all donations. Please give what you can and what makes sense for your family. If you are able, please consider being a "Super Donor"!

In 2021-2022, DESEF is supporting:

  • Paraprofessionals/teacher aides 

  • Increased library time so every class goes to the library every week.

  • Continued Science Garden renovation and maintenance

  • STEM learning

  • Reading materials for all grade levels

  • Social and emotional learning support

  • Educational assemblies

  • Equipment for technology and music

  • TK/K music program

  • Rainbow Room

  • Dragon Academy (intervention)

  • Teacher Grants

Where Your Money Goes


Total: $162,871

What is DESEF?

The Disney Elementary School Education Foundation (DESEF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit fundraising organization that is run by parent volunteers. DESEF is the primary fundraising organization at Walt Disney Elementary School. State funding for public schools in California is among the lowest in the nation. Our goal is to "fill the funding gaps" so that all students in TK-5 grades benefit from an enriched academic experience at Walt Disney. Without the generous donations from families and businesses, many programs and staff positions would cease to exist at our school.

Mission Statement

DESEF's purpose is to enrich the academic, artistic, social, and athletic education of the children at Walt Disney. We raise funds to pay for school programs, personnel, equipment, and services that are not funded through the school district. Please view the DESEF Funding Table 2019-20 for a list of programs and services that DESEF will support this school year at Walt Disney.


DESEF needs you! There are countless opportunities to get involved, including board member positions, event chairs, and committee members. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact DESEF President Lauren Shimek at

Tax Information for Donors

Donations to DESEF may be tax deductible (Tax ID# 20-3046825). Please consult your tax advisor. To request a receipt for tax purposes, please email Please provide your name and contact information, as well as the approximate date of your donation and a description of your donation.


DESEF is an affiliate of the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation (for more information, visit

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Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1981
San Ramon, CA 94583