Sunny Hills Foundation for Education

SHFE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that was established in January 2007 by a group of parents. The group recognized the need for an independent fundraising body alongside PTSA that could target donations to individual classrooms and teachers.

To date, SHFE has received over $300,000 in parent contributions, business donations, employer matching funds, and grants. The Foundation has since granted SHHS over $250,000 in educational equipment and programs according to a prioritized wish list provided by the individual departments.

WHY SHFE? Why not ptsa?

We operate alongside and in cooperation with PTSA. PTSA creates projects that benefit the school as a whole, whereas the Foundation can target donations to specific classrooms and teacher projects.

Monthly Board Meetings

Monthly board meetings are held on campus in Room 1 at 3:30pm on the second Wednesday of every month between September and May. We always take time to welcome interested parents, so come join us to learn more about what we do.

A Message from Our Board

Sunny Hills is the only California Distinguished High School in the Fullerton area and a National Blue Ribbon School…SHHS is what a successful school looks like. As a community, we can continue to provide our teachers and staff with the very best in educational equipment and facilities that will benefit our students. We invite you to review our website and consider your part in making SHHS classrooms the best-equipped in Orange County.


Goals and Objectives

Our vision is to help classroom teachers at Sunny Hills High School (SHHS) to educate the whole child. Our goal is working with the teachers to provide them with the tools necessary to enhance existing programs as well as to implement new and creative opportunities for learning.

We support a “go fund me” fundraising for teachers WITHOUT the 8% commission. For general donations, our disbursement is divided among the twelve departments at SHHS including Agriculture, Business, Performing Arts, Physical Education, ROP, Special Education, and Visual Arts.

A Message from Our Principal

Mr. Allen Whitten, Principal SHHS

Mr. Allen Whitten, Principal SHHS

Sunny Hills High School along with our partner, The Sunny Hills Foundation for Education, is working to provide students a world-class education in a safe, warm, and state-of-the-art learning environment.  The contributions of the SHFE provide cutting-edge technology to empower teachers to innovate in their instructional practices while engaging students in advanced curriculum through industry-standard technology and equipment.  Please take this opportunity to make a positive impact on the future of SHHS and our amazing students.

Our Board Members

Robert Bradburn, President
Member since September 2012

Chrissy Mendoza, VP of Disbursement
Member since 2017

Sharon Desai, Treasurer
Member since 2014

Vicki Henderson, Scholarship
Member since 2016

Allen Whitten, Principal
Member since 2014

Grace Cho, Auditor
Member since 2018

Esther Lee, Teacher
Member since 2014

Christina Brittian, Parent
Member since 2018

Vacant Positions

Donor Relations

Grant Management


Student Representative

Join our team!

We are an amazing group of SHHS parents and supporters who partner with the school leadership to ensure our kids and teachers are well resourced. Please consider joining us! The SHFE is currently in need of volunteers to fill key positions and actively participate in other functional areas including fundraising, grant writing, donor relations, and communications. You will receive all the support you need to be a positive member of this exceptional group. If you are interested, please contact Robert Bradburn, Board President, at

We welcome additional volunteers who would like to get involved in our Secretary, Grant writing, Donor Relations, and VP of Fundraising activities.  

We're looking forward to partnering with you!