A Foundation For Their Future

Our Mission

The Foundation for Central Schools was established in 2004 to encourage community investment and involvement to help advance student development and participation in Central Unified School District’s core pillars: Academics, Athletics, Agriculture and the Arts. Over the last 16 years, the Foundation for Central Schools has raised nearly $1.5 million dollars and provided over $77,500 in scholarships to deserving seniors. With these funds, the Foundation has supported a number of programs for Central Unified students and teachers, including the Janessa Ramirez Scholarship Fund, Coats for Kids, Holiday Joy Food Drive, Kaiser Summer Library Program, Classroom Project Grants, Ag Day, Peach Blossom Festival, Young Authors’ Faire and History Day. Today, the Foundation continues to grow and increase the number of scholarships, programs and services it offers. 

Our Board

  • Joe Doyland, Chairperson and Secretary
  • Ketti Davis, Acting Superintendent, Vice-Chair and Treasurer
  • Yesenia Z. Carrillo, Central Unified Board of Trustees President and Director
  • Brett Caeton, Director 
  • Sarah Ruiz, Director
  • Corbin Gunstream, Director
  • Serena Dohi, Executive Director

Meeting Times

Time: 11:30am 

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


  • September 22nd, 2021
  • October 27th, 2021
  • November: TBD
  • December: TBD

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 United Junior and Seniors enrolled in college enrichment classes