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Coming Up


• Thursday, March 12th, 2020, 7:00pm, Library Reading Room


• Thank you for a great turnout for Pizza Bello!  Stay tuned for our next dine out.


• Auction Kick-off Party February 22nd at Coco Cabana 6-10pm


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

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

Online auction booklet

We are so excited to dance, dine and bid at Coco Cabana this weekend as we kick off the DESEF Auction!!! But it is also time to warm up your virtual bidding paddles as our Online Auction kicks off next week!!! 

Bidding will open Feb 27 at 4PM and close Mar 3 at 9PM. We have hundreds of great items to bid on this year, including your favorite buy-in parties (that will sell out fast!), teacher for a day and grade parties!!! Don’t hesitate!!! Get in on the fun!! Register, sign in and check out the catalog. Your generous bids go towards programs that support all Walt Disney students. 


For more information, contact Elise August, DESEF Auction Director


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