Valerie was one of three who envisioned the formation of the foundation and was instrumental in the organization and development of the Sanger Education Foundation. She brings over 30 years of experience in non-profit fundraising having served with for-profit and non-profit organizations along with providing training with non-profit organizations to build strong board leadership, best practices, organizational structure and program development. In 1999 Mrs. Foster was chosen as a recipient of the Texas State Board of Education Heroes for Children for contributions and dedication to Public Education. She has been awarded Citizen of the Year by the Sanger Area Chamber of Commerce in 2005 and again in 2013. She is an honorary Member of both the Rotary Club of Sanger and Sanger Lion’s Club. Valerie served on the Texas Education Foundation Network Conference Committee and currently serves on the TEFN Advisory Committee. She earned her CEFL in September 2016 through NSFA and the National University in San Diego. Valerie retired after 25 years of service from Sanger ISD as the District’s Community Outreach Director in 2019 and currently serves exclusively as the Executive Director for the Sanger Education Foundation.