ABOUT CARLSTON FAMILY FOUNDATION
The Carlston Family Foundation was founded in 1987 by the founders of Broderbund Software, an educational software company located in San Rafael, California.
From 1987 to 1998 the mission of The Foundation was to support the volunteer efforts of Broderbund employees by making grants to social service and environmental non-profit organizations at which the employees worked as volunteers. Since its inception, The Foundation has made hundreds of grants, totaling approximately $2,000,000, to support such organizations. When Broderbund was sold in 1998, the Foundation became independent.
Currently, the mission of the Carlston Family Foundation is to recognize and reward outstanding teachers in California public high schools, a continuation of the the focus at Broderbund Software on all matters educations.
Where does the money go?
To be considered for the Carlston Family Foundation’s Outstanding Teachers of America Award, teachers MUST be nominated by former students who are either currently enrolled in, or who have graduated from, four year colleges or universities. Nominating students believe their former teachers have had a life-changing impact on their lives, both academically and personally.
The following are quotes from a few of the nominations of Carlston Honorees:
These remarks are typical of the comments of former students about Carlston Honorees. The Foundation applauds these teachers for their persistence and dedication to making the educational process work for their students and for providing students with the academic and personal skills necessary to compete and be successful in higher education and that will form the foundation required to propel them toward reaching goals they had not dreamed of before.
We encourage former California public high school students to consider nominating and honoring former high school teachers who positively impacted and change the trajectory of their lives.