Endowments Leave A Legacy  

They are not consumed.  Donors are giving a gift that will make a difference for years to come.  That is a legacy that appeals to donors and their families as a memorial or trust that continues the donor's values and generosity for future generations.


The Founders Circle includes donors who have made outright and/or planned gifts to TPSF's endowment.  Two types of donors qualify for membership:

  • Donors who have notified TPSF in writing that they have included TPSF in their estate plan (bequest or other instrument)
  • Donors who make an outright pledge to the endowment of $1,000 or more

Goal of the Founder's Circle

The goal of the Founders Circle is to grow TPSF's endowment to cover all operating expenses.  That would allow 100% of every dollar raised to go directly to the Tustin Unified classrooms.  Currently, 93 cents of every dollar funds TUSD or TPSF programs serving K-12 students. 


Joining the Founders Circle

Becoming a member of the Founders Circle is easy.  An outright gift of $1,000 or more, designated to the endowment, can be sent to the Foundation (150 El Camino Real, Suite #140, Tustin, CA 92780) or made online.  To leave a gift to the Foundation in a will or estate plan, contact Carol Burby Garrett (carol@tpsf.net or 714-832-6299).  The Foundation has sample wording to include in your plan.


We are grateful for the forward-thinking community members that already belong to the Tustin Public Schools Foundation Founders Circle.  We would love to add you to our circle!