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We need your support to continue to make a difference in the lives of our students!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Use this form to request a Meeting Agenda or Minutes
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.
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.
Shirley Knox Jorgensen
Class of 1959
Member since 2009
To be available in future.
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.
Class of 1964
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sand, Larry ‘61
Member since 2010
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.