The CAF Legacy Fund, started in 2022, will provide financial security for the future of CAF and the Carlmont community.

Looking to the future of the Carlmont community.

Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of Carlmont alumnus Gilbert Forst, the CAF Legacy Fund has become a reality. Gilbert Forst made this fund possible by bequeathing a portion of his estate to CAF.

Mr. Forst graduated in 1957, the first class to complete four years at Carlmont High School. He went on to graduate from Santa Clara University, received multiple combat awards for his service in the U.S. Navy, and continued in a career in engineering and  in the defense industry. He passed away in April 2021 at the age of 81.

CAF Legacy Fund goals

The long-term goal of the Legacy Fund is to provide enduring stability and when the fund is more established, an ongoing revenue source benefiting Carlmont. It can also be called upon in dire funding shortfalls that involve retaining valuable human resources.

The fund has been invested for long-term growth under the guidance of a local professional investment company to serve future financial needs. An Endowment Committee selected by the CAF Board of Directors provides oversight of the investments and terms for the annual scholarship.

The Gilbert Forst Scholarship

CAF now grants an annual $1,000 Gilbert Forst Scholarship to a deserving Carlmont student. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who valued their time at Carlmont or in the broader community and is interested in making a valuable contribution to society in some manner.