Dripping Springs Education Foundation UPCOMING EVENTS

Join DSEF at DSISD Homecoming 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.After the game, pick up your "THIS HOUSE IS ALL IN" yard sign at the Education Foundation table to proudly display your support.


Special thanks to:

Terry Garnett’s Propane, Title Sponsor Schoolhouse-SCRAMBLE-LOGO18

Denbow Company, Double Eagle Sponsors

Watts Group, Double Eagle Sponsor

The 10th Annual Schoolhouse Scramble was hosted by the Dripping Springs Education Foundation (DSEF) on Thursday, October 24th at Falconhead Golf Club in Bee Cave.

Title Sponsor Terry Garnett of Terry Garnett’s Propane kicked off the tournament hovering above the first hole where 300 numbered golf balls were dropped. Golf balls were sold to the community prior to the event for a chance to win $1,000 for the ball closest to the pin. The winner was Capri Patterson with golf ball #58.

32 teams and 128 golfers teed off last week to support teachers and students throughout Dripping Springs Independent School District. Record-breaking funds were raised in the amount of $60,385 to fund DSEF’s vision: TO ENGAGE OUR COMMUNITY TO PROVIDE MORE STUDENTS WITH BETTER OPPORTUNITIES. DSEF fulfills its vision by providing grants for teachers and students and has recently begun funding DSISD’s Mental Health Services Initiative.

Congratulations to the following teams:

1st place: Watkins Insurance with Brent Howell, Greg Roach, Stephen Bradford, and Caroline Bradford.

2nd place: Texas Regional Bank with Erin Needham, Lance Spruiell, Greg Lick, and Quinton Clayton.

3rd place: Deer Run Chauffeur with Scott Garner, Kelly Garner, Wally Harmon, and Mark Huard.


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.

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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!