Our Story

 
 

 

Regratifying Foundation is a new 501 (c) (3) organization located in Northern Virginia.  Our focus is to encourage foster care youth to continue their education, learn about and consider professional careers and set future personal and career goals before they age out or emancipate from foster care. We are very passionate about our new program because we want foster care youth to reach their full potential, so that they can thrive after foster care.


Our story begins in 2017 when Ramon Montes, Founder, met a foster care alumni who beat the odds by graduating from college and having a successful career in Washington, D.C. After meeting this gentleman, Ramon began to explore the success rate of foster care youth. Ramon researched and was really saddened to find out that only 65% of foster care youth complete high school and less than 10% graduate from college.  He was inspired, moved and energized to help these youth to have a successful life after foster care, so he created a program with the help of the Board of Directors to encourage foster care youth to think about and plan for their future. 
 

Ramon is no stranger to foster care because in 2012, he became a foster parent.  The following year he adopted his son Tommy from foster care and became a family.  
 

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Board of Directors

 
 
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Ramon Montes

FOUNDER
CEO and President

CHairman

 
 
 
 
 
 

Clayton Depue

foster care alumni

Vice chairman

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Jerry Luna

chief financial officer
Carlos rosario international public charter school

Treasurer

 
 
 
 
 
 

Chris DeSimone

Partner
Gross & Romanick

Secretary

 

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Gretchen Hendricks

Instructor, Business Foundations
George Mason University

 
 
 
 
 
 



Dave Goldfarb

FORMER Principal
Fairfax High School

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Charlene M. Parilla

FOrmer Supervisor
Department of Special Education Services
Montgomery County Public Schools

 
 
 
 
 
 

Margaret Sisler

school Based Technology Specialist
Chantilly High School

 

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