In the fall of 2006, a small group of committed parents, educators, and community leaders formed an exploratory committee to officially start an education foundation for the Loomis basin area. After months of work, the Loomis Basin Education Foundation was officially incorporated on December 21, 2006.
The first MandaRUN was held in October of 2007. It brought the community together with a 10K, 5K and fun run in downtown Loomis and raised over $17,000. Since then fundraising efforts have expanded. There is an annual MandaRUN which includes a beautiful half-marathon course from Auburn to Loomis and a 5K run, an annual not-to-be-missed Loomis Basin Holiday Home Tour in December of each year.
In 2015 the Loomis Basin Education Foundation brought Go the Distance under their umbrella. This event brings all of the schools in the LUSD, in conjunction with Del Oro High School, together to make a true community-wide event. L.B.E.F. is proud to add Go the Distance to our list of worthwhile and exciting events.
LBEF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID# 26- 0218866