Forrest Goetsch Charities

Forrest Goetsch Charities has been established in memory of our 14-year old son who died unexpectedly during warm-ups at cross-country practice on September 21, 2009. Because Forrest’s life here on earth had such a profound impact we wanted to celebrate his life and honor his memory in a permanent fashion. Forrest Goetsch Charities, an official 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to recognizing outstanding achievement in our communities by youth and or organizations who have helped others through difficult times or who have personally overcome challenges in their lives.

It is our purpose to identify youth and organizations and offer them financial support through Forrest Goetsch Charities.

Forrest Goetsch Charities is a newly organized 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Board of Directors is in the process of finalizing a complete list of potential recipients.

A few planned/potential donations are listed below.

  • Forrest Goetsch Memorial Scholarship – a scholarship established in 2010 presented to a DC Everest student who has gone out of their way to help others. In addition to DC Everest in 2012 the Forrest Goetsch Memorial Scholarship expanded to include Wausau West, Wausau East and Newman.
  • Organizations that promote outdoor youth activities – Forrest enjoyed the outdoors as well as hunting and fishing
  • Individuals and organizations that promote youth and families as determined by the Board of Directors of Forrest Goetsch Charities.