Promoting Student Success Through Community Service and Pride
The Darby Schools Excellence Fund (DSEF) was created in September of 2004 to enhance academic and extracurricular opportunities for all Darby students - from kindergarten through adult education. The DSEF hopes to bring meaning and substance to the fundraising process by strengthening the ties between students and community. DSEF raises funds through student service projects, an annual mailing, and community events. Events include the annual benefit dinner and auction at the Rennaker Ranch.
For more information on contributing to DSEF, attending functions, donating auction items, and/or volunteering during events, please call Loyd Rennaker at 821-3643 (or the district office at 821-3841 during summer break). To become a Friend of the Darby Schools Excellence Fund download our contribution form.
Any student group, parent group, class, teacher, administrator, or school staff member may apply to the fund by completing a grant application. Applications are reviewed and funding is awarded monthly during the school year. Awards are based on recommendations made by the DSEF Advisory Board, which are, in turn, approved or amended by the Darby School Board. DSEF funds are administered and managed by the Darby Public Schools, allowing all DSEF donations to be fully tax-deductible as charitable contributions to a tax-exempt organization.
DSEF has raised over $110,000 worth of support over the last
7 school years. You can review all worthy projects by downloading and viewing the attached PDF files.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead
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