Support Our School

Golden Valley offers this education for free and does not discriminate on admissions – we are open to all students. However, it will be families like yours that help us keep our doors open.

Our teachers are amazing and bring Waldorf education to the Sacramento region with commitment and excellence. In distance learning we have done our best to meet the needs of our young students during the pandemic. This year teachers and staff have worked hard making the resources available to keep everyone safe but also keep our sense of wonder and beauty.

The goal this year is $200,000 and we think the community can pull this pledge together to keep the school whole for another year. We foresee many years of stability and abundance in the future. Please help us to create the foundation now. 


Annual Giving Campaign

Here at the Golden Valley River School, we provide an education that enhances kindness, creativity, respect and meets the child at their developmental level.  We teach the whole child.  A public Waldorf education receive state funding, but it only covers a portion of the expenses.  We rely on family and community business partners to bridge the gap.  When you donate to our Annual Giving Campaign you are helping to purchase high quality art supplies for each child, pay for the specialty teachers such as language, handwork, fine arts, and games, and Waldorf training for our teachers. 

$25 a month supports the supplies for one child

$150 a month supports our Specialty teachers

$200 a moth supports the whole child education

Questions: Contact Elayne Holder, Development Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 916-597-6861

Tax ID: GVCS for Education Renewal 260209835

All recurring monthly donations will continue until canceled by donor.

Thank you for your support!




The Golden Valley Educational Foundation (GVEF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit created to raise money for Golden Valley Charter 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, gardening, handwork and Spanish, and classroom supplies like paints, beeswax, main lesson books, yarns, etc. Our fundraising programs include the Annual Giving Campaign, the Eagle Chase jog-a-thon, Spring Art Auction and our AmazonSmile program. In 2019-20, GVEF raised over $140,000 for our schools.


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President: Carol Rocha
Treasurer: Kirsten Asher 
AGC Coordinator: Michelle Campbell
Faculty Liaison: Ashley Martinez
Secretary: Lacey Kaplan-Coleman
Board Members: Darryl Cragun

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For more information about GVEF, our meetings, operations or to share your ideas, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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9601 Lake Natoma Drive,
Orangevale CA 95662
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