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Coming Up


• Boosterthon May 13

• DESEF Board Meeting, Thursday, May 13th, 2021,  7:00pm, Online









Our Board

Lauren Shimek, President

Tasneem Ziauddin, Executive Vice President

Christina Edwall, Treasurer

Sandy Fash, Secretary

Thomas Brown, Financial Secretary


2020-21 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.

thank you for your support of boosterthon!

Our Boosterthon Dance-A-Thon is May 13th! Thank you for supporting Walt Disney Elementary! 

Thank you for your Support of the ANnual Fund Drive

We are so grateful for all donations to our Annual Fund Drive. This year, DESEF is funding:

• Paraprofessionals

• Academic intervention (I.e. Dragon Academy)

• Social-emotional learning and support (i.e. Rainbow Room)

• TK/K music

• Additional existing programs as they become possible (i.e. assemblies, recess enrichment, Meet the Masters art programs, Scripps Spelling Bee, and Odyssey of the Mind)

• New needs as they arise to enrich student experience

Our students continue to need support and DESEF will be nimble and flexible, looking for new ways to enrich our students' educational experience.

If your company gives Matching Funds, please Click here for Matching Funds. We'd love to double your donation with Matching Funds from your employer. Thank you for all of your support!

Where Your Money Goes


Total: $158,169.03

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