Dripping Springs Education Foundation UPCOMING EVENTS

Why yes, it is that time of year
that you have all been waiting for!

The Denim & Diamonds Gala 2020

 Join us for the 2020 Denim & Diamonds Gala on Friday, February 21st,
where the local community’s support for education is proudly on display to over 700 guests in attendance.

 We’re excited to announce that we are featuring a local artist, Weldon Henson, who will deliver an exciting, entertaining, and authentic Texas-made Dance Hall experience for you and your guests. Local wineries and breweries will be featured alongside cuisine from Whim Executive Chef Jesse Genovese. Over 100 silent auction packages will be on display as well as new and exciting live auction items. We’d love for you to join us for this incredible fundraiser that makes so many instrumental programs and services possible for DSISD teachers and students. 

Buy your tickets NOW!

 Attached please find opportunities for your business to partner alongside Dripping Springs Education Foundation as a 2020 Denim & Diamonds Gala sponsor. Your investment is a commitment to community, education, and the future as we work to provide more students with better opportunities. We know that your business is invested in our community and the Denim & Diamonds Gala offers you the opportunity to proudly display your support to hundreds of local patrons. 

Please say YES to sponsor the 2020 Denim & Diamonds Gala. If you have questions regarding the sponsorship packages attached, please do not hesitate to reach out. We’d love to hear from you and look forward to the opportunity to knock your socks off at the 2020 Denim & Diamonds Gala. 

DSEF Denim & Diamonds Sponsor Form Fillable PDF




Join DSEF and YOU can be all in!

 Join the Dripping Springs Education Foundation in supporting the Mental Health Services Initiative by texting allin4dsisd to 41444.

Your $10/month donation, or one-time gift of $120, will support teachers and students by providing mental health staffing needs, social and emotional learning, parent training, and more. A DSEF Board Member will delivery your lovely  "THIS HOUSE IS ALL IN" yard sign so you can proudly display your support.



The past year has been full of transformation for DSEF as the Board of Directors explored the Foundation’s vision and impact across DSISD.

DSEF’s new vision is simple and compelling: TO ENGAGE OUR COMMUNITY TO PROVIDE MORE STUDENTS WITH BETTER OPPORTUNITIES. After examining the landscape of our community and the needs of the students and teachers, the Board of Directors committed to a bold, new vision for the future that will deepen DSEF’s reach and ability to fund the financial needs of DSISD while supporting more students and teachers than ever before. This new vision includes funding much needed mental health and student wellness positions and offering new channels for investing in our students through DSEF. DSEF will fundraise at new levels, engage more DSISD families, and involve community investors like never before.

DSEF’s first step in making its vision a reality is a three-year commitment to provide critical staffing needs in DSISD including:

  • A full-time mental health professional to the staff at Dripping Springs High School
  • A half-time counselor at each elementary school in addition to the one full-time counselor

DSEF will provide funding for the next three years to support these critical positions making its total commitment to DSISD and mental health $645,000. Lou Mandy Bruggman, executive director of DSEF said,

“We are honored to step up during this crucial time to engage the community and provide for the needs of the District to ensure the social-emotional well-being of our entire Tiger family.”

Want to know more? Download the  DSEF 2018-2019 Annual Report HERE    

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Dripping Springs Education Foundation PROGRAMS

Innovative Teacher Grants

The DSEF exists to provide every teacher the opportunity to Reach Higher and Inspire others to do the same. One way we encourage this is through Innovative Teaching Grants.  Rolling application dates to apply! 


Student Leadership Grants

DSEF has a long tradition of recognizing leadership among our students.  The Student Leadership Grants are designed to foster the development of students’ leadership skills through their efforts to serve their school, our community, or others in the world around us.  Students, together with their faculty sponsors, apply for the grants.

Click Here apply NOW! 



The DSISD Grant helps fund programs that prepare our children for the demands of a modern world, such as the District’s 21st Century Learning Initiatives.

Each year your Education Foundation donates funds to support Innovative Teaching Grants,  Student Leadership Grants, and an additional grant directly to the district.  It is the generosity of our many donors and volunteers that has made this entirely possible.


The Nick LeFevre Community Youth Fund

This fund provides support for DSISD students whose financial circumstances present a significant challenge, or barrier, to that student’s participation in a school-sanctioned activity or event.

Any eligible student in good standing in the DSISD may apply to the fund for financial support.


THANK You to our Wonderful Sponsors!