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The Tassajara Hills Foundation is a registered non-profit organization 501(c)(3). 100% of funds donated to Foundation are used for educational and enrichment programs, equipment, and materials to improve the quality of learning at Tassajara Hills Elementary School. 


2019-2020 Foundation Board


President: Darin Jensen
Vice President: Vinod Venugopal 
Treasurer: Olga Hamm
Assistant Treasurer: Nicole Bruebaker 
Secretary: Melinda White 
Parliamentarian: Rich Link
Corporate Matching: Claire Smith

Additional Board Members

Sarah Kolbe
Jeff Burns
Sung Choi
Jordan Cox
Janice Kim Yosifon


2018-19 Budget

Foundation Budget - Revenues   Expenditures

Foundation Annual Fund


Tassajara Hills Foundation Store


The Foundation contributes to the school to provide the following benefits for our children:

  • 100% of the Music Program is provided by Foundation, Every Child Performs on Stage!
  • Contribute to the Computer Lab Support Personnel and additional Technology
  • Pays for the Reading Specialists to help assess all the children and assist those that need additional support
  • Pays for the Para Educators in every classroom which helps keep the Teacher-to-Student Ratio Lower!
  • Contributes to the Librarian to allow more available hours for the kids


We believe, and guarantee, that EVERY child will benefit from THE Foundation donations.


We also hope that EVERY family will donate! The suggested donation is a tax-deductible $650 per child per year ($1300 for two children).  The suggested amount is the per child amount the Foundation will give to the school this year ($350,000 in total).  However, we realize that not every family can afford this amount. We encourage every family to participate at the amount in which they feel comfortable, but if we do not hit our goal this year of raising that number benefits for your children will decrease in the future.  

Donate to the Foundation (recommendation is $650 per student)

Your Dollars At Work


Foundation funds technology specialists to work with teachers and students to implement a high quality technology program both in the classroom and our computer lab. 

Reading Intervention
Foundation funds one Reading Teacher and  Instructional Assistants to support students in acquiring reading skills.

School Administration
One Part-time office support person is fully funded by the Foundation.

Academic Support
Eight Classroom Para Educators are funded by the Foundation.  They provide small group instruction to students and support within the classroom setting.  

Foundation funds the Music Teacher three days a week.  This provides weekly music lessons for all students as well as annual performances for our community.

Foundation funds 15 hours a week of the Library Media Coordinator.  Students benefit from weekly visits to the library to check out books and learn research skills.