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Coming Up


• Thursday, Nov. 14th, 2019, 7:00pm, Library Reading Room


• Dos Coyotes November 4th-7th


Our Board

Lauren Shimek, President

Laura Schafer, Executive V.P.

Christina Edwall, Treasurer

Lisa Pais, Secretary

Thomas Brown, Financial Secretary


2019-20 Board of Directors


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

About Us

THaNK YOU! We did it!

We are thrilled to announce that we have not only achieved our  goal for the Annual Fund Drive, but we exceeded it because of your generous donations to our school! This is incredible and I feel so lucky to be a part of this amazing community. Thank you so much for your donations and for your support of our DESEF Annual Fund Drive!

To meet our year-long goal, we will have two additional fundraisers later on in the school year: the Auction, kicking off on February 22nd, and a Boosterthon Fun Run  in May. This successful Annual Fund Drive gives us a very strong start and sets us up for success in achieving our overall goal for the year.


Don't forget to check if your employer has a matching funds program!  Your donation could be doubled! Last year, we made more than $18,000 in matching funds. Contact for help or more information.

Where Your Money Goes

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Total: $178,835.01

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