The Forster Ranch Education Foundation is looking for new Board Members to carry on our 4 year tradition of supporting our schools.

We have several positions that we need to fill in order to continue our legacy:

President- Leads the purpose of the foundation, leads the monthly meetings, ensures the mission statement is executed.  Leads the fundraising process.

Vice President- supports the president, actively participates in fundraising.

Director Of Communications – Manages the web site, Facebook, print materials for events, ensures emails are being answered. Actively participates in fundraising.

Director of Events – Executes fundraising events from start to finish.

Treasurer – Keeps accurate records of our incoming and outgoing funds, Coordinates distribution of taxes by working with a tax liaison. Ensures we are staying within code according to the 501c guidelines.

Director of Pledges – Helps drive pledge events in partnership with the Director of Events. Actively participates in fundraising events.


Please contact Dee Lathrum at www.dlathrum@yahoo.com with any questions


Over $20,000 raised for Truman Benedict Elementary and Bernice Ayer Middle School



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FREF is pleased to announce a new Partnership!!!


The Forster Ranch Education Foundation is excited to announce a partnership with Chris Walker, of the Echelberger Group at Surterre Properties, as their preferred Realtor. FREF and Chris have partnered to increase awareness about the Foundation and to promote Chris as their Realtor of choice. Chris is very passionate about the importance of education and is honored to work with the Foundation now and in the future. Chris wants to support them as they work to enhance the learning programs for the students at Truman Benedict Elementary and Bernice Ayers Middle School. Since their inception in 2010 the Foundation has donated over $60,000 to the Forster Ranch schools. This money has been used to purchase electronic equipment for the schools and classrooms.

With their new partnership, Chris becomes the foundations first ever $1,000 donor. In conjunction with his annual $1,000 donation, he will be donating $1,000 to the Foundation for anyone who chooses him as their Realtor because of his involvement with the Forster Ranch Education Foundation. Just let him know that you are aware of his partnership with FREF and he is happy to make a donation to the Foundation. Chris has always supported the Foundation with donations for their various fundraising events, generously donating mountain bikes, Tiffany Jewelry and iPad’s helping to bring in nearly $5,000 for the Foundation with his individual donations.

To learn more about the Foundation and their efforts to provide financial support to Bernice Ayers and Truman Benedict visit their website at www.ForsterRancheduFoundation.org. The Foundation is operated solely by volunteers and has done an amazing job of positively impacting the level of education in our local communities.

To contact Chris Walker regarding buying or selling a home you can reach him @ ChrisWalker@Echelberger.com. You can also call him directly at 949-370-6244. Chris, his wife Lisa and their three boys have lived in Forster Ranch for the past twelve years. Their kids have grown up attending Truman Benedict and Bernice Ayers, and Chris is excited about the opportunity to work with the foundation as they move towards achieving their monumental fundraising goals.


Welcome back to the new school year!

Dear Forster Ranch Foundation Families and Friends,

Welcome back to the new school year!
The Forster Ranch Education Foundation is very excited to kick off our “First Annual Pledge Drive” for the 2012-2013 school year. Please look ahead at our goals for this school year.


  • Technology
  • Teacher Grants
  • Technology
  • Teacher Grants
 All funding this year through Pledges and Events will go directly to the schools. Details from last year school year as are listed below.
  • We raised over $3,000 from our Pledges!
  • We raised over $26,000 from our Events!

What did we use these funds for?

  • Bernice Ayer Middle School purchased a mobile laptop cart and 10 Dell laptop computers. We also added a wireless device for these laptops to be checked out and used in classrooms by students and teachers.
  • Truman Benedict Elementary purchased state of the art computer desks and chairs for their new computer lab.

I strongly encourage you to make a pledge and support your child’s educational experience. This year we are asking for a goal of a $100 per student. Ask yourself how often we spend this amount on our children’s sports and extracurricular activities. With the short fall in our state and district budgets we need to work together as a community to keep what our students have and add to what they need.

Please check our website as we will be posting our upcoming events for the school year. We encourage everyone to support your school-connected organizations.

Here’s to a fabulous school year!

Forster Ranch Education Foundation

Welcome To The Forster Ranch Education Foundation Website

The Forster Ranch Education Foundation was created by parents of students at Truman Benedict Elementary and Bernice Ayer Middle School. It is a volunteer-led, non-profit organization which is dedicated to providing financial support for educational excellence and enrichment programs for our K-8 students.

Our Goals

  • Positively impact the students of Truman Benedict Elementary and Bernice Ayer Middle School by providing educational enrichment programs in the classroom that would otherwise be unavailable with-out the support of Forster Ranch Education Foundation.
  • Ensure that our K-8 students receive the best education possible, providing a path for future success.