Who We Are & What We Fund

YES is the Ross Valley Public Schools Foundation serving the Ross Valley School District. Our Mission is to bring critical enrichment programs to our schools, providing equitable opportunities for our students while building community district wide.


YES is made up of parents, school administrators, business people, and active members of the community who, since the 1970’s, have raised millions of dollars to supplement our schools’ budgets. YES provides funding and advocacy for programs children need for an excellent education that sparks their potential. The YES Board believes that we have one chance with every child to get education right, and YES plays a critical role in supporting that goal for every child at Brookside, Hidden Valley, Manor, Wade Thomas and White Hill schools.

Executive Committee

Montine Fredrickson | Chair

Carrie Cassidy | Vice Chair

Kfir Lindheim | Treasurer

Prateek Donni | Secretary 

Liz Kolcun | Major Donors

RVSD Administrative Liaison

Julia Wolcott | RVSD Director of Curriculum & Instruction

Non-Voting Board Members

Marci Trahan | RVSD Superintendent

Nicole Diasdado + Doretta Ruzzier | Art

Rachel Litwack | RVSD Trustee

Pete Santucci | Music

Board Members

Darcy Bell | Hidden Valley Lead

OPEN | Manor Lead

Victoria George | Music Lead

Kelly Miller | Theater Lead

Katie Rice Jones | Events

OPEN | Brookside Lead

Sue Pierce | White Hill Lead

Jennifer Shaw | Major Donors Co-Chair

Susan Flandermeyer | Wade Thomas Lead


Executive Director

Chelsea Donovan cdonovan@yestokids.org        
Laura Langston


Anna Barker
Theatre Program Director  


Manor Lead & Brookside Lead

Please contact Chelsea Donovan if you are interested in volunteering for YES.

Family Giving

41 Years
of Service

1,700 + Kids K-8

120+Art &
Music Classes


receive art education from the YES Foundation


with credentialed Art & Music teachers every week


YES was founded in 1980
Made of families, administrators, local business people, and active members of the community


of your child's art & music education is funded by families
Please contribute what you can every year