The Sequoia High School Education Foundation (SHSEF) supports staff, projects and programs to ensure that every student has the opportunity to reach their highest potential. We raise funds for college services, academic enrichment programs, staff professional development, and student and family support.


La Fundación SHSEF apoya al personal, los proyectos y los programas de Sequoia para asegurar que cada estudiante goce de la oportunidad de realizar su máximo potencial. Recaudamos fondos para la asesoría universitaria, enriquecimiento escolar, desarrollo profesional del personal, y recursos de apoyo para los estudiantes y sus familias. 

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Academic Enrichment

College and Career Counseling & Programs

Family Support & PTSA

Staff Development


Visual & Performing Arts

What We Fund


College-Bound! The AVID family

Among the programs funded by SHSEF is the Advancing Via Individual Determination (AVID) Program at Sequoia, which focuses on closing the opportunity gap among at-risk students. 


“AVID has given me confidence to prove not only to myself but to the people around me that I can achieve everything I set my mind to.”

- Maria C., Class of 2020

UC Merced, Class of 2024

Thanks to our Diamond Business Partners

Visit our Business Partners page for a complete list of partners.

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Board of Directors

Marianne Jett, Co-President

Tessa Solomon, Co-President

Sean Priest, Principal

Florian Shasky, Vice-President

Heather Alexander, Treasurer

Elvie Tomacder, Secretary

Margaret Brockman, Leadership Circle Chair

Dawn Brozek, Grants Chair

Julie Juergens, Leadership Circle Chair

Christopher Kashap, Events Chair

Alisa MacAvoy, Community/Alumni Chair

John McAfee, Freshman Liaison Chair

Kathy McGrath, Database Chair

Elisa Niño-Sears, Family Support and ELAC Liaison

Rebecca Tom, Business Partner Program Chair

Tessa Yeager, Staff Liaison

Ann Berljafa, Boosters President

Isha Bhatt, PTSA President

Pamela Ehrlich, Visual and Performing Arts Liaison

Hilary Paulson, Operations Manager

Thank you to our generous donors and volunteers who make a difference in supporting an education that empowers all students at Sequoia!

Help us reach our 2020-21 Campaign Goal of $630k
Sequoia High School Education Foundation

Non-profit 501(c)(3) organization

Tax ID# 94-3181333

P.O. Box 2701

Redwood City, CA 94064

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