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.

History

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 Staff

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. 

Dates:

  • 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

Meeting Agenda & Minutes

2022

How We Got Here

2003

12/05/2003 – Articles of Incorporation are filed

2004

Established as 501(c)(3)

2004

Launch Of Monthly Employee Giving

2004

Core Pillars Established: Academics, Arts, Athletics and Agriculture

2006

Launch of Central Unified Coats For Kids

2008

Wall of Fame Established at Central East High School 

2008

1st Annual Holiday Joy Food Drive

2017

1st Annual Janessa Ramirez Scholarship Awards

2020

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

2020

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

2021

Janessa Ramirez Community Mural created at Granville-Teague community center

2021

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