A Foundation For Their Future

Our Mission

To encourage community investment and involvement in Central Unified School District core pillars: Academics, Arts, Agriculture and Athletics.


Over the last 18 years, the Foundation for Central Schools has raised nearly $1.5 million dollars. These funds have supported an array of programs, grants, and scholarships for Central Unified students and teachers.

To date, The Foundation has provided $112,500 in scholarships to deserving seniors through the Janessa Ramirez Scholarship program and the Fresno Buick GMC “Rise Up” Scholarship.

The Foundation has also supported a number district projects, including Warm for Winter, Holiday Joy Food Drive, Summer Reading Program AG Day, Special Olympics, Young Authors’ Faire, History Day and many more.

The Foundation for Central Schools will celebrate its’ 20th year in 2024.

Board of Directors and Leadership Team

2022 Board of Directors

Corbin Gunstream, Chairman of the Board, EIP Inc.

Joe Doyland, Vice Chairman, EECU

Sarah Ruiz, Treasurer, Blended Families

Ketti Davis, Director, Central U.S.D Acting Superintendent

Richard A. Solis, Director, Central U.S.D Board of Trustee President

Leadership Team

Serena G. Dohi, Executive Director, Foundation For Central Schools

Gilbert Magallon, Public Information Officer, Central U.S.D.

Olegario Tapia Solis, Clerk Central U.S.D.

Join Our Board

Meeting Times

Time: 11:30am 

Location: Central USD District Office and via Zoom. Email sdohi@centralunified.org for link information. 


  • January 19, 2022
  • February 16, 2022
  • March 16, 2022/ Rescheduled for March 23rd
  • April 2022 – No Meeting
  • May 18, 2022
  • June 22, 2022
  • July 2022 – No Meeting
  • August 17, 2022
  • September 21, 2022
  • October 19, 2022
  • November 16, 2022
  • December 2022 – No Meeting
  • January 18, 2023
  • February 15, 2023
  • March 15, 2023
  • April 2023- No Meeting
  • May 17, 2023
  • June 21, 2023

Meeting Agenda & Minutes


How We Got Here


12/05/2003 – Articles of Incorporation are filed


Established as 501(c)(3)


Launch Of Monthly Employee Giving


Core Pillars Established: Academics, Arts, Athletics and Agriculture


Launch of Central Unified Coats For Kids


Wall of Fame Established at Central East High School 


1st Annual Holiday Joy Food Drive


1st Annual Janessa Ramirez Scholarship Awards


Coats for Kids reaches the largest amount of distribution, 2100 coats


Holiday Joy Food Drives distributes 2400 meals to Central Unified students & families


Janessa Ramirez Community Mural created at Granville-Teague community center


Launch Of Textbook Grants For Central Unified Junior and Seniors enrolled in college enrichment classes