What is the Foundation?

The Dolvin Elementary School Foundation (DESF) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that was established to raise funds to purchase educational programs and technologies that provide instructional value to our students, and provide capital improvements to the Dolvin campus that would not otherwise be available through traditional funding from the Fulton County School System.

Why do we have a Foundation and a PTA?

The Foundation was established in 1999 to work hand-in-hand with the PTA, school and staff for the benefit of the Dolvin students. The PTA provides volunteers and programs, but national PTA guidelines limit how the PTA can spend funds. A strong Foundation gives Dolvin the ability to secure funding to supplement the educational opportunities that are not currently being funded by the state or county budgets.

Who is on the Foundation Board?

The 2018-2019 Board Members Are Sung Bae, Cara Endriss, Rebecca Hampson, Amy Harris, Yvonne Hobby, Laura Hutcheson, Vik Jain, Rick Khurana, Susan King, Justin LaPorte, Kristen Marsh, Laura McCloskey, Patty Razzolini, Kim Rissler And Amy Savage. Patty Razzolini Is The President (Prazzolini@Comcast.net) And Amy Harris (Harrisgirls@Bellsouth.net) Is The Vice President. Please Do Not Hesitate To Contact Them With Questions, Or If You Would Like To Get Involved. There Are Typically Board Openings Available Each Year. Openings Are Filled In The Spring. Information About Any Openings Will Be Publicized Through The Dolvin Diary.

How does the Foundation receive funding?

The Foundation Raises Funds Through Direct Giving In The Fall And A Spring Fundraiser.

Making A Donation To The Direct Giving Campaign Is The Most Direct Way To Support The Foundation’s Mission. Your Tax-Deductible Donation Will Enable Dolvin To Obtain Our Campaign Goal. To Donate, You May Complete The Foundation’s Direct Giving Form And Return It To School In Your Child’s Folder Or Make An Online Donation Via PayPal At Www.dolvinfoundation.org. There Are Many Valuable Incentives To Thank You For Your Support. We Also Ask That Dolvin Families Please Check With Their Employers About Company Matching. 

The Spring Fundraiser Varies By Year. In The Past, We Have Had The Boosterthon Fun Run, The Boosterhon BookFit Bowl, A Gala With An Auction, And A Tennis Or Golf Event. 

How much does the Foundation Raise?

The Foundation Has Raised Almost One Million Dollars Since Its Inception In 1999, Raising Over $55,000 Last School Year Between Direct Giving And The Boosterthon Fun Run.

What has the Foundation most recently purchased for our students?

  • Coding And Robotics Cart For Each Grade Level
  • Online Instructional Programs Like TenMarks Math
  • Coach Digital Resource Library
  • Nearpod Interactive Classroom Tool
  • Four Mobile IPad Carts With 30 IPads Each That Travel To Classrooms Plus An Additional 65 IPads – 185 IPads Total!
  • 35 IPad Keyboards, iPad Stands And Microphones
  • Over 140 Laptop Computers 
  • Video Mixer For Dolvin’s TV Studio
  • Sound Boxes and Headphones
  • Media Center Renovation Including Purchasing New Modern Furniture And Work Stations
  • Partnered With PTA To Purchase A New Brick Sign With LED Screen For The Corner Of Jones Bridge And Buice Rds.
  • Digital Cameras, Scanners, Projector Bulbs, Ink Toner And Other Supplies For Classrooms
  • ActivBoards In Every Classroom Including Installation, Projectors, And Ongoing Maintenance 

How Can I Get Involved?

The Foundation also needs enthusiastic volunteers to help with fundraising efforts and events. If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email to dolvinesfoundation@gmail.com.

Is My Donation Tax Deductible?

Yes! DESF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and you will receive a receipt for your donation. DESF Tax Id is 58-26368345.

What will your donation be used for this year?

Your Donation This Year Will Be Used To Purchase New Laptop Carts That Our Teachers And Students Need. Please Help DESF To Be Able To Meet This Educational School Need.

How can I help?

It Is Important To Remember That Many Of The Resources That We Have Are Not Standard In All Schools. With Nearly 100% Of Our Teachers And Staff Donating To Our Direct Giving Campaign Each Year, We Encourage Our Dolvin Families To Show The Same Support Of Our 2018-2019 Initiatives. There Is No Donation Too Small Or Large! Whether You Give $10 Or $1000, We Appreciate Your Support And Truly Believe That Every Dollar Counts. Thank You For All You Support In The Past And In Advance For Your Continued Donations. We Hope That Every Dolvin Family Will Make A Donation To Our Direct Giving Campaign And Help Us To Continue To Provide Innovative Technology And Get Inspired!