A Note from Gary Alpert,

President of SRVEF Board of Directors

Dear Friends of the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation

This month, we have invited our Superintendent, Dr. John Malloy, to share important information on a topic that affects all of us: school funding. Whether you currently have a student in our public schools, will have a student in the future, or simply care about education, this affects you. We all benefit from quality schools and well-educated students.

The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation is working with SRVUSD leadership to help communicate this important message.    

If you have any ideas on how SRVEF can help further support our schools, please share them with us at info@srvef.org.

Have a great summer and look for more information from us in the coming months.

Gary Alpert


San Ramon Valley Education Foundation

San Ramon Valley Unified School District is excited to announce the launch of its new “Access to Excellence” community engagement initiative.


SRVUSD is ready to re-engage with the San Ramon Valley community and reconnect with the sense of pride we all have in our schools. Our tagline for this initiative is “Success Reimagined,” which builds upon the district’s Strategic Directions - a foundation of academic excellence where all students thrive and succeed in innovative and inclusive learning environments. Reimagining success means that both now and, in the future, our students will:


  • achieve in academics and gain social and emotional health;
  • engage in opportunities to think, create, and solve real-life problems, and understand who they are and the importance of giving back;
  • be curious, confident and independent;  
  • have access to the best education and brightest future possible.


Access to Excellence is not only about engagement, but about advocacy. We know we need to provide the best opportunities and learning conditions for all of our students. We know what we want to provide, and what we should provide; but we also know there are gaps in the funding. In recent weeks SRVUSD’s Board of Education Members, with tremendous support from the San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs, have been going out into the community to share information about how we need to raise the base for the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). However, the LCFF has not kept pace with the massive growth in fixed costs for programs, services, and personnel that are funded from the base grant. SRVUSD needs a higher base grant so we can focus on accelerating student learning and recovery after the pandemic and empowering all students to reach their full potential.


Finally, Access to Excellence is also about fundraising, and our partnership with the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation (SRVEF). As we head into next school year, we will be focusing more on this part of the initiative. Right now, we want to celebrate what our schools mean to our community, as well as providing opportunities for members of our community to support and partner with us. You will start to see banners and messages throughout the San Ramon Valley as a reminder of what we are about, how the entire community benefits from great schools, and that “Success Reimagined” happens when communities are actively engaged. 


To learn more about this initiative, visit www.srvusd.net/a2e or send an email to a2e@srvusd.net


Take Care,



Dr. John Malloy


San Ramon Valley Unified School District

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Register TODAY for Summer Imagineering!

We still have a few spaces left in our Summer Imagineering Program! We are offering 6 weeks of fun and engaging weeklong classes for young scientists, engineers, coders, zoologists, programmers, chemists, techies, artists and mathematicians starting June 13 and running through July 22, 2022. With over 25 weekly classes for incoming students from 2nd - 9th grade offered at Gale Ranch Middle School, you are certain to find something for your student. Offered classes include:

  • Chemistry Explorers: How Stuff Works for Incoming 3rd - 5th
  • Create and Build in Minecraft with the Raspberry Pi using Python for Incoming 6th - 9th
  • Culinary Arts: Summer Baking Basics for Incoming 3rd - 5th Graders
  • Culinary Arts: Summer Baking Basics for 6th - 9th
  • Design Thinking with Robots for Incoming 2nd - 5th
  • Designing in the Digital World for Incoming 6th - 9th
  • Discover Your Inner Artist for Incoming 2nd - 5th
  • Intro to Raspberry Pi with Python for Incoming 6th - 9th
  • MathemARTics! for Incoming 6th - 9th
  • The Physics of Roller Coasters for Incoming 2nd - 5th
  • Visualizing your Own Video Game for Incoming 6th - 9th
  • And many, many more!

Register Now

The Imagineering Program is looking for SRVUSD high school students to serve as Mentors in our Summer 2022 Imagineering classes. You must complete this application to be considered for a Mentor position.

2022 Run for Education

Logo Contest

Congratulations to Advik Nigam of Dougherty Valley High School for designing our winning logo for the 2022 Run for Education!

This design will be featured on our shirts and in our marketing. Thank you to all of the talented students that submitted designs!


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We are Back!

The 39th Annual Run for Education is back in person! Join us October 8-9, 2022 for our 5K,10K, Mini Run and Friendship Run. Best pricing through the end of May...register now!  Check out the great things coming here.

Register Now

Summer Imagineering 2022 Theatre Production

Students ages 7 through 17 can register for our Summer Imagineering 2022 Theatre Production of Disney’s The Lion King, Jr. Our 5-week class starts Tuesday, June 21, and runs through July 22, 2022. Classes will be held on weekdays from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Gale Ranch Middle School, with evening performances on Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22.

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Register Today

Happy Birthday, LB Steak Bishop Ranch! They are turning one this year, and are celebrating with the best their menu has to offer. From Monday, May 23rd through Friday, May 27th, there is a featured 4 Course Prix Fixe for $110 per person, highlighting fan favorites from the menu over the past year. In addition, they are saying "Thank You" to the community which has supported them, and 15% of sales from the special anniversary prix fixe menu will be donated back to the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation (SRVEF). The menu will be available for Lunch and Dinner, in addition to the regular menus.

We look forward to celebrating with you! Cheers!

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Thank you SRVEF Affiliates!

After two stressful years of COVID isolation, our 35 Affiliate leaders convened in person with the SRVEF Board at an outdoor event to meet each other and the District Superintendent, John Malloy. Donning masks, we kicked off the 2021-22 school year filled with hope and promise that life would soon be back to normal. And we are almost there. 

Our Affiliates continually impress us. Throughout the year, these dedicated volunteers work diligently with their parent community, teachers, and principals to identify priorities and raise funds for students’ needs at their school sites. Affiliates' efforts have greatly supported their staff and students’ smooth transition from virtual learning to in-person classroom learning this year. From personnel, materials, supplies, and experiences for the students, these much-needed funds have provided resources and programs that have enhanced our students’ education.   

In April, at our annual celebration dinner, we recognized not only a “Shining Star” from each school but celebrated the incredible work of all our affiliates. As the year comes to an end we say goodbye and thank our 2021-22 Affiliate Board members. 

But the work doesn’t stop. We are already preparing for the 2022-23 school year. Throughout May SRVEF is conducting training for the new Affiliate Boards on topics such as Board member responsibilities, fiscal and legal requirements, document and nonprofit compliance, corporate matching funds, running effective meetings, and more.  

SRVEF appreciates everything our Affiliate members do for their schools. These creative, talented, and committed individuals continue to enrich the lives of the students and contribute to the excellence in our schools...we thank them!

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The Night with the Stars was a magical evening. Our appreciation to all of the attendees who helped us celebrate the Shining Stars of our school district. 


Congratulations again to our 2021-2022 Shining Stars. Click here to see the full list of recipients.


We were proud to recognize these special San Ramon Valley Unified School District staff members:


SRVUSD Elementary Teacher of the Year - Georgi Cappelletti

SRVUSD Secondary Teacher of the Year - Chavonta Edington

SRVUSD Classified Employee of the Year- Jenni Rhee


Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Affiliates of the Year for their dedication to their school communities:


Tassajara Hills Elementary for Innovative Ideas

Twin Creeks Elementary for Fundraising Success

Walt Disney Elementary for Building School Community


We look forward to more community events where we get to celebrate all the good things happening in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District!

Here are the event photos from our event photographer: Marcus Jackson at www.marcusjacksonphotography.comDownload PIN: 4024

Tassajara Hills

Twin Creeks

Walt Disney

Alumni Corner

When I was a student at San Ramon Valley High School, like most of my peers I had good days and bad. But every time I walked into Mr. Abrams’ choir class, I knew that for 60 minutes I would be at peace. A highlight was the annual winter concert and performing the song “Hallelujah” for our families and friends. Even after graduation, Mr. Abrams would invite us alumni back and call us up to sing


Years later, when my husband and I were deciding where in the Bay Area to settle down and raise our family, the San Ramon Valley was our number one choice. Not only was it close to family, but the school district was one of the best in the area and ultimately the top driver of our decision to buy our house in San Ramon. Having grown up in the district I knew firsthand the quality of the education and involvement of the community.

Education and children and the causes that surround them have always been important to me. When the opportunity arose to be part of the SRVEF and join the board, I jumped at it. I got involved because I wanted to give back to the school district that gave both myself and my children a best-in-class education. Due to the cuts in education and the funding index, many of the enrichment programs like music, science, theatre, and culinary arts that I was able to take advantage of in-school and through after-school enrichment programs were no longer being offered. By contributing my time and money to the SRVEF, I am assured that my donations serve my children and all children of this community no matter what grade or school they are at. Furthermore, I am able to be a part of much-loved community traditions such as the Run for Education that I enjoyed in my youth, and enjoy sharing and passing down those memories to my sons.

As an alumnus of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, it is important for me to acknowledge and give back to those organizations that helped shape me into the person I am today. Being at a point in life and my career where I have both the means and time to donate back, it was a no-brainer to get involved with SRVEF. While I chose to join the board, there are many other ways you can help. Like volunteering or running in the Run for Education, gifting a tax-deductible donation, or attending one of the SRVEF’s annual events like “Celebrate Innovation in Education.” There are so many ways you can help support the Foundation and ensure that the programs and events continue to be available for all of those in the SRVUSD. To learn more about the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation and ways you can help or donate go to www.srvef.org



On Tuesday, May 10th the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation held a lunch fundraiser to benefit our Major Gifts and Endowment Fund. With the gifts of our generous donors, we will continue investing in long-term innovative, educational programs in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

We appreciate donors who supported us even if they were not able to attend, and the guests who joined the celebration. We also want to acknowledge and thank our sponsors.

It was wonderful to gather after two long years. We hope to see all of you soon!

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If you would like to see pictures from the celebration, please click here.

Your Gift is Important!

Would you consider making a donation to support public education in the San Ramon Valley? We welcome you to become a Friend of the Foundation. SRVEF accepts donations via check, through PayPal, or our website. Thank you for your support!

To donate via check, please mail a check to:


3280 Crow Canyon Road

San Ramon, CA 94583

To donate through PayPal (no extra fees for SRVEF), please click the picture above

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Our Mission

The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation invests in education, supports parent organizations and engages our community for the benefit of and in partnership with the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

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