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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

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College and Career Counseling & Programs

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Family Support & PTSA

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Staff Development

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Visual & Performing Arts

What We Fund

Help Us Reach Our Annual Goal

Donate today and join us in achieving our annual goal of $650k to provide essential programs and resources for every student at Sequoia High School.



College Bound!
The AVID Program

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

Thanks to our Diamond Business Partners

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

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Board of Directors

Bethany Mateosian, President

Sean Priest, Principal

Erica Carter, Treasurer

Anjanette Lundell, Secretary

Margaret Brockman, Leadership Circle Co-Chair

Jennifer Rudy, Leadership Circle Co-Chair

Michelle Nayfack, Leadership Circle Co-Chair

Elisa Niño-Sears, Special Giving Chair

Brian Evans, Database Chair

Josie Gillian, Database Coordinator & Corporate Matching

Leslie Ostrander, Freshman Welcome Co-Chair

Danielle Van Wert, Freshman Welcome Co-Chair

Michelle Huljev, Communication Chair

Jackie King, Business Partner Program Chair

Katherine Sherman, Board Development Chair

Abid Kemal, Grants Chair

Aparna Ramakrishnan, Grants Team

Tessa Yeager, Staff Liaison

David Taylor, Boosters Liaison

Karen Gebhart, PTSA President

Christle Waters, Visual and Performing Arts Liaison

Hilary Paulson, Foundation Manager

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

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