We appreciate your support of the Dripping Springs Education Foundation and our mission to provide more students with better opportunities!

Because of you, we were able to raise significant funds for Dripping Springs ISD and our Mental Health Services Initiative.

If you did not get a chance to watch, you can view the stream on our YouTube Page!

Watch HERE or at this link: bit.ly/dsefgala


Do you want to be a mental health hero?

Join the Dripping Springs Education Foundation in supporting the mental health needs of students across DSISD by making a donation today! DONATE HERE

We’re still here, alongside the Dripping Springs community, looking for opportunities to provide support to educators and students during this time. Please continue to lift up our administators, teachers, special services, bus drivers, custodians, food services employees, community services, and more as they are tasked with providing a personal and exceptional education for every student in DSISD. We are thinking of all you, too - our Tiger family - as you work to protect yourself, family, business, and community. Please know that we’ll continue to be ALL IN  to support DSISD.


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 ANNUAL REPORT 2019-20  

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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!