Walt Disney Elementary

Coming Up

Now through Aug. 24. Annual Fund Drive. Donate at our online store.

Sept. 14: DESEF Board Meeting, Library Reading Room, 9 a.m.

Our Board

Laura DiGiovanni, President

Eric Pinkela, Executive V.P.

Joanne Hunt, Treasurer

Thomas Brown, Secretary


2017-18 Board of Directors


About Us

Spotlight: Community Survey Results

Our board surveyed the Walt Disney community (parents, teachers and staff) to get a sense of which DESEF programs were most valued. We plan to use this information to guide our board as we make future decisions about how to spend the dollars you so generously donate to our school.


There was participation from parents across all grade levels and from staff. People saw value in the Library, In-Class Support, and Music Programs, which were most highly valued. Computers and Academic Intervention were also highly valued. People also saw the need for both academic and emotional support for students. Some programs were more moderately valued and some programs were found to be less valuable by those whose students didn't participate in them. Thank you to all who took the time to help keep us informed!


Please contact DESEF President Laura DiGiovanni if you have any questions about the survey, or about our organization in general.

Where Your Money Goes


Total: $163,272.51

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 2017-18 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 Laura DiGiovanni at desedfoundation@comcast.net

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 desedfoundation@comcast.net. 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 www.srvef.org)



Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1981
San Ramon, CA 94583

Non-Discrimination Statement

San Ramon Valley Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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