Golden Valley Educational Foundation



The Golden Valley Educational Foundation (GVEF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit created to raise money for Golden Valley Orchard and River Schools. Our mission is to nourish and strengthen the curriculum inspired by Waldorf education at GVCS by raising funds that directly supplement the GVCS budget. Net Spending / Net Fundraising Charts GVEF grants the money we raise directly to the schools—the GVCS Board of Trustees determines how the money is spent.

The kinds of things our fundraising supports include the rent we pay to San Juan Unified School district, teacher training for our teachers to become Waldorf certified, specialty programs like music, fine arts, handwork and games, and classroom supplies like paints, beeswax, main lesson books, yarns, etc. Our fundraising programs include the Eagle Chase jog-a-thon, Spring Art Auction and our AmazonSmile program. We help support the schools' Annual Giving Campaign and in 2020-21, GVEF raised over $150,000 for our schools. Every contribution helps support our vision in expanding access for children and families to a community of public Waldorf Schools. 



  • Darryl Cragun - Board President
  • Kirsten Asher - Board Treasurer
  • Michelle Campbell - Board Member/Eagle Chase Fundraiser Coordinator

Contact Us

For more information about GVEF, our meetings, operations or to share your ideas, please contact us at

GVEF meetings are every first Tuesday of the month.