Desert Sands Educational Foundation, in partnership with KESQ, is very excited to announce a special to appear on the station this Saturday, August 29, at 6:30 pm. Titled Building the Foundation, the 30- minute special is a student-produced look at the work of the foundation as they raise supplemental funds for items not always covered in classroom budgets.

Desert Sands Educational Foundation on KESQThe foundation’s work has primarily benefitted the arts and technology – STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math). Looking back at such signature events as CAMFest, the awarding of mini-grants, and the gala, the broadcast features messages from all cities served by the district as well as community partners and students.

Filmed at the Aztec studio at Palm Desert High School, the production features the work of students as they, themselves, recall the funding their FILM program received from the foundation.

An added twist to the event is “dinner and a show” as local restaurants (listed below) are donating 10% of their proceeds on Saturday from 4:00 to close. Support of the restaurants is encouraged and appreciated. These restaurants are part of a cadre of local dining establishments who contribute to the foundation in a variety of ways.

Cork & Fork
La Quinta 760-777-7555

Haus of Poke
Rancho Mirage 760-636-1892
Palm Springs 760-537-1173

Heirloom Craft Kitchen
Indio 760-773-2233

Jimmy John’s
La Quinta 760-775-8818
Palm Desert 760-341-7827

Rancho Mirage 760-321-1001
Palm Springs 760-537-1173

Piero’s PizzaVino
Palm Desert 760-568-2525

The Slice
Rancho Mirage 760-202-3122

Tu Madres
Indio 760-837-7787

Opportunities to donate will be mentioned throughout the broadcast and all amounts are welcome Desert Sands Educational Foundation continues to Build the Foundation. For more information, click here and join us this Saturday, August 29, 6:30 pm.


Image Sources

  • Desert Sands Educational Foundation logo: DSUSD
  • Gerald Ford Elementary School pupils: DSUSD