Drive educational excellence by investing in work that enriches the education, development, and wellbeing of every SUSD student.
Sunnyside Foundation began in 1991 by SUSD alumni who believed in the transformative power of quality education. For 25+ years, we’ve kept this same focus; investing hundreds of thousands of dollars into exceptional education programs in SUSD. We work with SUSD educators, aligning our investments with district vision to make sure every student is college, career, and community ready. In the past seven years, Sunnyside Foundation has invested $679k into critical education programs across SUSD. We fund four strategic areas: Fine Arts + Music, Literacy (Early Childhood Emphasis), STEM/STEAM, Student Wellness (medical assistance, scholarships, clothing, etc.).
We’ve enhanced our district by supporting initiatives to provide students with laptops and computer skills knowledge, arts and cultural programming, and post-secondary education opportunities. Projects and programs can include a combination of extracurricular, scholastic, artistic, and athletic components as designed by the schools or teachers receiving funding through the Sunnyside Foundation.
In addition to monetary investments, we provide in-kind support (books, toys, clothing, equipment), mentorship opportunities, and community events for families. Our students have BIG dreams and together we can make those dreams come true!
Help us protect valuable programs in our schools! Invest in Sunnyside Foundation today!
OR GIVE BY CHECK
Check donations can be mailed or dropped off at 2238 E. Ginter Rd, Tucson, AZ 85706 please make checks payable to Sunnyside Foundation
Contributions to the Sunnyside Unified School District Foundation are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Kerri Lopez-Howell, Executive Director
Taunya Villicaña, Board President
Michael Barton, President Elect
Celyna Cervantes, Secretary/ Treasurer
Brenda Granillo, Board Member/ Luncheon Chair
Katrina Armijo, Board Member/Luncheon Co-Chair
Naomi Proaño, Board Member/ Former President/ Luncheon Committee
Eugenia Favela Ph. D. , Board Member/ Luncheon Committee
Carlos Lomeli, Board Member/ Luncheon Committee
Andy Townsend, Board Member/ Luncheon Committee
Patrick Robles, Board Member/ External Affairs Chair
Raûl Aguirre, Board Member/ External Affairs
Larry Martinez, Board Member/ External Affairs
Superintendent Steve Holmes, Honorary Board Member