Best in the West Program

Are you looking for a way to express your personal thanks to a significant teacher or staff member that has greatly impacted the life of your child or family? Then tell’em they’re the BEST in the WEST!

The Ladera Ranch Education Foundation “Best in the West” program provides a bang up opportunity to show your appreciation for them!  Today, more than ever, teachers and school staff members play an important role in the lives of children and parents.

All parents have the ability to join in the round-up! Our “Best in the West” program says “Thank You” to that special teacher or school staff member and lets them know that not only do you value and appreciate your child’s education but that you also value and appreciate them.

Use the online donation form or just rustle up a pen and complete the mail in form below and send along with your tax-deductible donation payable to Ladera Ranch Education Foundation (LREF). Either way, a card expressing your family’s thanks will be forwarded from the Range Boss to the teacher or staff member who has made an impact in your student’s life. (We’ll keep the amount you contribute quiet.)  All “Best in the West” contributions are deposited into LREF’s grant general fund (See “Grant Program”). Grants are awarded once a year to teachers and staff members who submit requests for programs, materials, or equipment to benefit their classroom, grade level, or school facility.

Note: All contributions must be received by LREF no later than March 30th of each year to be included in that school year’s grants. Contributions received after March 30th will be placed into the grant fund for distribution the following year.

Click here for the Online Payment Form to donate via Credit Card (A secure website will be launched to process your payment. LREF uses a 3rd Party ( to handle online payments and does not store any credit card information.)

Click here for the paper form