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About Make Dreams Real

Boyett Petroleum recognizes the need in the local community of Modesto and Stanislaus County for a fund to further the opportunities of children in the area to explore and extend their education. Grants from this fund will support youth programs focusing on the arts and education. Each year 100% of the funds raised and donated through the golf tournament will be added to the Make Dreams Real Endowment Fund.

Check out this article from Stanislaus Magazine, Dec 2017, pgs 50-21: Make Dreams Real: Values, Vision, Volunteerism, by Melece Casey

Modesto Sunrise Rotary Club will be one of the key beneficiaries of this fund as the original beneficiary and reason this tournament began over 30 years ago. Carl Boyett started the tournament after completing his term as Rotary President in 1989. 

Boyett Petroleum “Make Dreams Real Endowment Fund” is administrated as a: 501(C)3 through the Stanislaus Community Foundation, Tax ID: 68-0483054. For more information, visit: www.stanislauscommunityfoundation.org.

Carl Boyett, Founder of Make Dreams Real (1945-2015)

It is with tremendous sadness we announce the loss of the adventure-spirited Carl Stanton Boyett, 70, who died in Modesto, California on November 8, 2015. Carl Boyett served as the CEO of Modesto, California-based Boyett Petroleum, a family owned and operated company which just celebrated its 75th Anniversary.

Through Carl’s vision, the Boyett family, Boyett Petroleum, and many of their employees have become stewards in the community by taking an active role in multiple organizations and causes. Notably, the Boyett family created the “Make Dreams Real Endowment Fund” in 2009 that funds opportunities for children in the local community to explore and extend their education.

He was known for his strong family values, honest business practices, and active community involvement. Carl was an inspirational, generous leader in all aspects of life and cared deeply for his family, friends, employees, colleagues, and his community.

Carl may have left this world, but there is no doubt that his legacy and spirit will endure.


In 2017, Foothill Horizons Outdoor School completed construction on a new campfire circle and amphitheater. Boyett Petroleum along with other generous donors helped fund the project. Memorial contributions made in Carl's memory were contributed to this project. We are excited to announce that the campfire circle was dedicated to Carl Boyett as "Carl's Campfire Circle."

View the full article in Stanislaus Magazine, Dec 2017, pg 53, here: A Lasting Tribute to Carl Boyett, by Sue Rich, Stanislaus County Office of Education

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