A Foundation For Their Future

Our Mission

The Foundation for Central Schools was established in 2004 to encourage community investment and involvement in Central Unified School District. Specifically, in the District’s core pillar’s: 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, benefiting both students and teachers.

To date, The Foundation has provided $77,500 in scholarships to deserving seniors through the Janessa Ramirez Scholarship program. Provided a countless number of grants to students and teachers such as, Classroom Project Grants and Textbook Grants.

The Foundation has also supported a number of annual events 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 Staff

2022 Board of Directors

Corbin Gunstream, Chairman of the Board, EIP Inc.

Joe Doyland, Vice Chairman, EECU

Brett Caeton, Secretary, CRMA Inc.

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


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.

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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
  • April 2022 – No Meeting
  • May 18, 2022
  • June 2022 TBA
  • July 2022 TBA
  • August 2022 TBA
  • September 2022 TBA
  • October 2022 TBA
  • November 2022 TBA
  • December 2022 TBA

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