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Mrs. Barbara Schloss, Ceremonial Joe Schloss Day & Plaque Unveiling

In honor of Joe Schloss, long time board member who supported SDHS student athletes with over 30 years of devotion to all sports programs, especially baseball. The plaque dedicated by the San Diego High School, the Alumni Association, and the San Diego High School Foundation.

Board Meeting Minutes

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Dear Music Families,

Thank you for being part of our growing music program at San Diego High School. With
550 students, the program has nearly doubled since last year.


We need your support to continue to make a difference in the lives of our students!

Would like to ask that you consider making a Tax deductible Donation to the San Diego High School Foundation?


SDHS Foundation President Rae received this honor due to her community efforts.

About Us

Established in 1992, the San Diego High School Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization  that develops financial and volunteer resources in order to:

  • promote academic excellence,
  • provide scholarships,
  • support underfunded enrichment activities,
  • improve graduation rates, improve employ ability of graduates,
  • and maintain a safe learning environment for students at San Diego High School.

Who We Are

We are an entirely volunteer-based organization that is dedicated to leveling the playing field for students at San Diego High School.

Collectively, we fundraise, administer scholarship programs, write grant applications, source volunteers, and seek community and corporate partnerships.

Our team includes alumni, community members, and former teachers, staff and parents. With diverse skills and experiences, we share a passion for and commitment to San Diego High School.


Thanks to the generosity of our donors and community partners, the San Diego High School Foundation is able to provide numerous scholarships to San Diego High School students interested in pursuing higher education.
In 2015-2016, we were able to offer over $100,000 in scholarships to San Diego High School Students.

Scholarship Application

The San Diego High School Foundation is an all-volunteer organization and we need your help to both continue and expand our work.

We are searching for new board members and volunteers, particularly those with experience and/or interest in grant writing, fundraising, event management, and digital technology.

Volunteer Application

About Us
The San Diego High School Foundation Board meets the second Tuesday of each Month at 3pm in San Diego High School, room 103.

View our:

Monthly Meeting Minutes


Check out the funding page for information regarding allocation of funds and the variety of ways the foundation contributes to the High School and Students throughout the year.

Request Funding

Calendar of Events

SDHS Foundation Events

  • SDHS Foundation Board Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of the Month – 3pm @SDHS in room 103.
  • No Board meetings are held in July & August of each year.
No Events

SDHS Alumni Association Events

Monthly Clean-Up Along Park Blvd

What:  “WALK-TRASH-TALK” monthly clean-up along Park Blvd.

Who:  SDHS CAP Committee (Campus  Action  Partners)

When:  The 1ST  Wednesday of each month
Time:  8:30AM – 9:30AM

SDHS Alumni Association Board Meeting  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The San Diego High School Alumni Association Board of Directors meets on a periodically on a monthly basis. The board meets January through June.

Alumni Calendar 

Board Meetings

The San Diego High School Foundation Board meets the second Tuesday of each Month at 3pm in San Diego High School, room 103.

Visit the calendar page for dates and other events.


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Board of Trustees


Rae Riner
Class of 1962
Member since 2009

After my graduation from SDHS in 1962, I went directly to San Diego State University and started the Elementary teaching program and therefore I obtained a teaching Credential and my first teaching job with San Diego City Schools in January 1968! Forty one years later I retired from the same school district and have now been loving retirement for 5 years!

Currently, I am a Group Leader/Teacher for Kids/Turn San Diego which is an organization that assists families going through the divorce process. I also am a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Women Educators, sorority and I participate in their activities. In addition, I enjoy working with the San Diego High School Alumni Association and of  the SDHS Foundation.


Klaus Mendenhall
Class of 1962
Member since 2008

Having been born in Potsdam, Germany, moved to San Diego in 1956, attended San Diego High School, graduated from San Diego State University with a BS degree in Accounting, provided him with over three decades of professional experience in Residential and Commercial Real Estate Development.  Now retired and enjoying volunteering for his local community groups Old Mission Beach Athletic Club, Mission Beach Town Council and the San Diego High School Foundation, Inc., keeps him occupied along with some travels.

He has lived in the South Mission Beach Community for over fifty years with his wife Shirley and their current stable of three cats – Sable, Mercedes and Champagne – get the rift.

Board Member

Shirley Knox Jorgensen
Class of 1959
Member since 2009

To be available in future.

Board Member

Edward Ott
Class of 1959
Member since 2006

Ed is past President of SD High Foundation and has been on the board of trustees since 2005.  Ed graduated from SD High in 1959 and furthered his education by earning a BA degree in Psychology, at San Diego State College in 1963.

A former Lieutenant in the Army, Ott has extensive experience in Human Resource Management and worked for National Steel and Shipbuilding (NASSCO), for the last 25 years of his career.

Ed is married to Beth Quillin, also a graduate of SD High (1960), they have two children - Chris and Katy.

Board Member

Carolyn Sharp
Class of 1964

Carolyn is a graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara Class of 1968.
She received her Masters degree from San Diego State University. She specialized in gerontology, nutrition and long term care.
She is married to Douglas H. Sharp.
Carolyn enjoys hiking, reading, local theater, Community Associations and travel.
We are pleased to have Carolyn's support and involvement on our Foundation Board of Trustees!

Board Member

Stan Murphy
Class of 1967
Member since 2017

Stan Murphy has a long history connected to San Diego High School.  All of his seven brothers and sisters attended SDHS.  His oldest sister, Cleta Murphy, graduated in 1948 and his youngest brother, Arthur Murphy, graduated in 1974.

Stan received his college education at the University of California, Berkeley. He taught at SDHS for 40 years and retired in 2017. In 2995, Stan was recognized as the California Teacher of the Year and as one of four National Teacher of the Year finalists. Stan Murphy created many innovative programs at SDHS such as the annual five day tour of California colleges for 35 juniors. SDHS Alumni and Foundation  funding  were both  crucial to the success of that program. Stan helped establish the first secondary exchange between the U.S. and the Soviet Union in 1987.

The International Friendship Club continues to sponsor opportunities for SDHS students to visit foreign nations.  Stan's former Social Studies students have excelled in many different occupations; among those taking political leadership positions are Fabian Nunez, former Speaker of the California Assembly; Kevin de Leone, leader of the California Senate  and David Alvarez, San Diego City Councilman.

Board Member

Joni Hale Walker ‘57
Member since 2012

Joni graduated from SDHS in 1957.I then attended San Diego State University and obtained a teaching credential. She taught Elementary School in Chula Vista, Los Angeles and the Bay Area.

While living in the Bay Area Joni owned and operated a high end catering business for 15 years.  After selling the business she returned to San Diego, her home town, in 1999 and resides in Del Mar.

She has have been a member of the foundation since 2012 and participates on the scholarship committee and arranges our annual scholarship banquet.

Board Member

Karen De Laurier ’96 &’99
Member since 2008

Karen is the Scholarship Chair for San Diego High Foundation and is also President of the UPTOWN Community Service Center (North Park), for the homeless and needy.

She worked at SD High as the Coordinator of the International Baccalaureate program from 1999 to 2008.  Both of her sons are IB Diploma graduates of SD High.  She was also a French teacher at San Diego Unified School District for many years, as well as a resource teacher for second languages.  After an extended period of employment in education, she retired in June 2008.  And enjoys traveling with her husband.

Board Member

Barbara Prevost-Nedd


Barbara graduated from CSU San Marcos in1993, earning a BS in Accounting.  A self-employed SD High parent and Avid investor, Barbara manages apartments, among other business activities.

Barbara’s interest in her free time include hiking, playing golf, reading and spending time with her family.  Barbara is married to Charles Nedd and they have two children:  David and Erick.

Board Member

Sand, Larry ‘61
Member since 2010


Board Member

Frank Stephens '74
Member since 2020



Frank was inducted into the San Diego High School Hall of Fame for 2019: All-American football and baseball, most inspirational player in basketball and all-league track team.

Played professional football for the Toronto Argonauts, 1979-1980 and pre-season for Seattle Seahawks, 1978.

Currently he is in his second year of coaching at Segerstrom, where he coaches  Linebackers.  Stephens likewise has co-authored “you can’t play the game, if you don’t know the rules.”

Married to Sharon for over 33 years, he has four children, as well as two foster sons.