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About Us

For the past two decades, the Fullerton Education Foundation has remained steadfast in its mission to foster dynamic community partnerships that bolster the Fullerton School District. As an integral part of our community, we can deliver crucial resources and enriching opportunities to every student within the district. Our unwavering commitment lies in creating a brighter future for our students and our community.


We are thrilled to share that the foundation has recently surpassed a remarkable milestone. Through our dedicated efforts, we have donated over $3 million to support our mission in advancing the goals of the Fullerton School District. This significant contribution is a testament to our supporters' collective dedication and generosity, who share our vision of empowering education excellence.

Our Mission

Our mission is to enrich the educational experience of each child in every classroom.  Through the generosity of community support, the foundation provides resources, technology and grants to inspire learning, enhance teaching and create innovative opportunities for student to excel in the 21st Century.

educate, innovate, captivate!

At the heart of our mission is the belief that through community involvement and unwavering support, we can cultivate a landscape of boundless opportunities for our students. We envision a future where every student is inspired on their unique journey towards success, and educators have the unwavering confidence of knowing that their imagination is the sole limit to providing innovative experiences for their students.

tax exempt status

Fullerton Education Foundation is a California non-profit, public benefit, corporation. It is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The federal tax ID number for the foundation (EIN) is #33-0755742. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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contact information

1401 West Valencia Drive, Fullerton California 92833




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Board Meetings

Our team

The success of the Fullerton Education Foundation (FEF) is attributed to the exceptional leadership of our dedicated, skilled, resourceful, and knowledgeable board of trustees. Their unwavering commitment has fueled the growth and accomplishments of our organization, ultimately benefiting all students in Fullerton.




Fullerton School District

School Board Trustee

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Executive Director

Community Member

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Dottie Pendleton

Board Member

Retired Teacher

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Board Member

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Coverings Owner

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jason molino

Board Member

Community Member




Banc of California

VP, Area Manager



Board Member

FSD Principal

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jeremy davis

Board Member

Assistant Superintendent  of IIS

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Amy Sylvester

Board Member

FSD Program Specialist

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Neil anderson

Board Member

FSD Principal

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Retired Teacher

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Board Member

CSUF Ed Tech

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jennifer de gala

Board Member

FSD Office Clerk

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Camille An

Board Member

    Community Member

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pamela zinnel

Board Member

FSD Teacher


Dr. Bob Pletka
Fullerton School District
Jason Chong

Director of Curriculum & Instructional Services

Fullerton School District

Anna Im
Executive Secretary to the Superintendent

Fullerton School District

Mike McAdams
Director of Purchasing, Warehouse, Contracts & Reprographics
Fullerton School District

Esther Kim

Program Specialist

Fullerton School District

Join our Team
Our Partnerships

join our team

We are actively searching for individuals who possess innovative thinking and a knack for creative problem-solving. Our focus lies in advancing educational excellence within public schools, and we welcome passionate individuals from diverse career paths and backgrounds to join our team. If you thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment and genuinely care about the success of students, we wholeheartedly invite you to join our team!

Volunteers aren’t paid. Not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless. 

Socially, the benefits of volunteering show up quickly and have long-term effects. Social interaction improves mental and physical health, according to Psychology Today. The benefits of consistent socializing include better brain function and lower risk for depression and anxiety. You also improve your immune system.

Another more well-known benefit of volunteering is the impact on the community. Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place. Even helping out with the smallest tasks can make a real difference to the lives of people, animals, and organizations in need.

Volunteering also provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge while making a difference for others.

Our partnerships

FEF works in collaboration with the Fullerton School District to ensure that the needs of our children are met by assigning funds and supporting programs that are no longer funded by the state. Specifically, FEF grants funds to our teachers needed for staff enrichment programs in reading, math, science, mental & physical health, and technology.  It is only with this close relationship that FEF is able to focus our efforts on funding needs that will have the most impact on our students. 
Creative partnerships with the Fullerton School District, local businesses, and community leaders with the Fullerton Education Foundation, have provided additional sources of funding that help sustain and enhance crucial programs that might otherwise not be possible.

Our Board Meetings

Our board convenes on the first Tuesday of each month, from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM, at one of our school district offices.
  • September 5, 2023  - Old Board Room

  • October 3, 2023 -  Old Board Room

  • November 14, 2023 - Old Board Room

  • December 12, 2023 - TCCR (Read Grants)



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