DSEF Denim & Diamonds Gala 2021

Dear Friend of the Dripping Springs Community,

Support a local cause that affects thousands of Dripping Springs students each year! 

Dripping Springs Education Foundation’s 2021 Denim & Diamonds Gala will take place virtually on April 16th. As you know, the  Denim & Diamonds Gala has become a staple event in the Dripping Springs community with approximately 700 attendees each year. This event also serves as the main catalyst for funding important programs like DSEF’s new simple and compelling vision: 


The Denim & Diamonds Gala is always an incredible event with incredible impact and we  would be honored if you would join us once again… virtually!  Now more than ever your presence & support are vital and important to the success of this vision!

Please let us know if you are ALL IN  to support DSISD.

Click HERE to Become a Sponsor!


For more sponsorship information or to send a check please contact Audrey Pendergrass at audrey@dseducationfoundation.org or 512-858-3089




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.

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.



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.

THANK You to our Wonderful Sponsors!