The 2013 fundraiser memorial walk was a success.

The 2013 fundraiser memorial walk was a success.

Andre Tate’s legacy will be one of mentoring, thanks to the foundation established in his name.

The Andre Tate Foundation honors the late California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation employee.

The group’s next big fundraiser is slated for Oct. 25.

GET INVOLVED

What: Andre Tate Annual Fundraiser Memorial Walk/Run

When: 7:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 25

Where: Goldy S. Lewis Community Center, 11200 Base Line Road, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701

Cost: Minimum donation is $25. Event is open to all ages.

Note: Donation includes refreshments, drinks, ticket for an opportunity drawing, t-shirt, surprise entertainment and goodies.

Info: www.andretatefoundation.org

Andre Tate, taken during his wedding, only a few months prior to his passing.

Andre Tate, taken during his wedding only a few months prior to his passing, is remembered by the organizers of the walk.

WHO WAS ANDRE TATE?

Tate worked for the California Highway Patrol, the Department of Justice and at CDCR’s Office of Internal Affairs as a special agent. His law enforcement career spanned 30 years. He passed away Nov. 13, 2012.

WHAT IS THE FOUNDATION?

The foundation was established to provide mentoring programs for our youth, offering academic support, enrichment experiences and opportunities to develop leadership skills. The organization is dedicated to motivating  youth to excel academically in their pursuit of higher education and career goals and to live a more balanced life, according to the organization’s website.

In the last year, funds have helped the foundation award three scholarships to kids in college, process the foundation fully into a 501(c) non-profit and received clearance through DOJ to work with kids. To provide mentoring services, the group has partnered with Knotts Family agency, a foster care program.

The foundation hosted their first mentor mixer and had almost 30 mentors sign up.

“We are now processing those mentors and getting everyone fingerprinted. We will be having our first orientation and pairing by the end of this year. There was a lot accomplished within a year, thanks to your help,” the website states.

Read the Andre Tate’s 2012 obituary notice at http://www.insidecdcr.ca.gov/2012/11/andre-tate/

Dozens turned out of the first Andre Tate Foundation memorial walk/run.

Dozens turned out of the first Andre Tate Foundation memorial walk/run.

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