DSF Hosts Fall Music Fest on Friday, September 29th!

Tickets are available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-music-fest-presented-by-the-davis-schools-foundation-tickets-36703450007

DSF Fall Music Festival 09-29-17

Davis Schools Foundation donates $185,000 to schools

The Davis School Foundation has granted $185,000 to the Davis school district for the 2016-17 academic year. According to Lori Duisenberg, foundation president, this grant will fund:

* Classroom instructional aides: “DSF’s funding of classroom aides for math and reading at elementary school campuses has had overwhelmingly positive results,” she said. “We are doubling down to continue to fill this gap so that our children receive the individualized attention they need to grow, learn and develop their core skills.”

* Counseling: “Working with the community, DSF has played a key role in advocating for and funding school counselors in our district,” she added. “Safe, healthy schools are composed of safe, healthy students, and counselors are the front lines of support. DSF is committed to providing these invaluable resources for all students. ”

* Technology: “DSF recognizes the vital importance of access to instructional technology for all DJUSD students,” Duisenberg said. “We have played a prominent role in supporting the deployment of Chromebooks (basic laptop computers) into the classroom, and we will continue our efforts to make state-of-the-art technology accessible across all of our schools.”

See the full article in the Davis Enterprise.


Pedal-Powered Carousel

Good Day Sacramento checks out how the carousel in Central Park raises money for local schools.

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2016 Can Run

DSF is pleased to be the beneficiary of this year’s Can Run, a new 5K/10K, on Saturday, April 23. Please register for the race at http://changeofpace.com/the-can-run/.



$25.00 by March 28;

$28.00 from March 29 to April 20;

$30.00 at Packet Pick Up or Race Day

June 7th– FroYo for Schools!

Beat the Heat on Saturday, June 7th when Cultivé in Davis will be donating 50% of fundraising sales to DSF! Bring the kids, invite your friends and spread the word!!!

Remember to mention “I Support Davis Schools Foundation!!!”



Get your DSF Bib Number!

Just a few weeks left to register.

—Limited number of  Davis Schools Foundation Charity Entries available

Sign up today for Run Like a Mother and get 100% entry fee donated!

On this Mother’s Day, Run Like A Mother! Support our Schools



Davis Schools Foundation is the proud charity partner for this year’s Run Like a Mother-Davis
Join your friends on Sunday, May 11, 2014 (Mother’s Day), for a morning of fun and fundraising!
Register before April 1st for lower entry fees.
5K Divisions: Women 12-14, 15-18 and 5 year age groups through 70+
Kids Divisions: Boys and girls 6 and under, 7-9, 10-11
Package Pick-up Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014 (10:00am-4pm)
 5K Race Start Time: 8:00am, Davis Central Park

We celebrate the life and contributions of Kirk Alexander

    With deep sadness we announce the loss of a member of our foundation family and dear friend, Kirk Alexander.  Kirk joined the board of directors of DSF in 2007, when public schools were in a time of serious crisis.  He contributed his tireless energy, information technology expertise, remarkable character and leadership to help direct the foundation for over 6 years.  Kirk was a wonderful team member, and we are going to miss him dearly.

Welcome to our New Website!

October 1, 2013

I am proud to announce the launch of our new website in concert with the kick-off of our 2013-2014 Fundraising Campaign.

Peruse these pages to find important information about the three educational areas that will benefit from DSF grants, to get news and updates, to make secure online donations, as well as to find out how to reserve The Flying Carousel of the Delta Breeze for a private party.

If  you are looking for ways to get involved with the Davis Schools Foundation, please send an email to info@davisschoolsfoundation.org .  We are always looking for dedicated individuals to volunteer their time toward our mission. 

Thank you for your interest and your support of our schools. I look forward to working together with each of you in this new school year!


Lori Duisenberg, DSF president


How to Learn About School Funding

School funding for 2011-12 is anything but certain. Davis voters will have a chance to levy a new parcel tax to support schools on May 3. State voters may have a chance in June to extend certain sales taxes that would help avoid deeper cuts in education.