About DSEF

Established in 2010, as a district-wide nonprofit organization, the Desert Sands Educational Foundation worked to strengthen public education by enhancing programs. In March 2012, DSEF officially re-established its tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Tax ID# 330452541).

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Mission Statement

The Desert Sands Educational Foundation secures funding and awards money to provide supplemental resources that enrich and enhance student learning in Desert Sands Unified School District.

Vision Statement

In partnership with the public and private sectors, Desert Sands Educational Foundation financially supports creative and innovative programs that enrich and enhance the educational experience in academics, the arts, and extra-curricular activities that engage all students and staff in Desert Sands Unified School District.

Board of Directors

Patrick Calasan, President, 
Executive Board

Member since 2016
DSUSD Parent

Kristie Beasley, Vice President,
Executive Board
Member since 2016

Virginia Bauer, Secretary, 
Executive Board
Member since 2018


Irene Creighton, Board Member
Member since 2011
DSUSD Parent
  
Cathy Doyle, Board Member
Member since 2013
DSUSD Grandparent 


Gary Lopez, Board Member
Member since October, 2019
 

Alma Ochoa, Board Member
Member since January, 2019
DSUSD Parent
 

Sophia Perrone, Board Member
Member since October, 2019
DSUSD Grandparent

Mary Perry, Board Member
Advisor since 2015
Member since 2018

DSUSD Grandparent

Mimi Romero, Board Member
Member since October, 2019
DSUSD Parent
 
 


 

Foundation Director

Sean Webb, DSUSD Director of Community Engagement and Education Foundation



Student Representatives

Desert Sands high school students volunteer with DSEF as ambassadors at their campus and in the community.