About Us

PUPs is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, ID number 20-3347053. Your donations are tax-deductible.

Our students are very lucky to have the support of PUPs so they can participate in a number of projects that are not funded by the school district.  In addition to helping fund events, PUPs also funds items such as:

  • Royalties on music
  • Costumes & Uniforms
  • Royalties on plays
  • Coaching
  • Instruments and Equipment
  • Transportation to events
  • Instrument Repairs
  • Custodial Fees for after hour programs

The success of our fundraising program is more critical than ever. We need ALL PUPs members (if you have a performing arts student, this means you!), to participate in fundraising. We have a wide variety of opportunities for fundraising, some of which are:

  • See’s Specialty Chocolate (Christmas & Valentine)
  • Annual Performing Arts Gala (Jazz Dance)
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • BBQ Dinners (Back to School night & other functions)

In addition, we also participate in the following in conjunction with Boosters & Mission Possible:

  • Homecoming Game BBQ and Bake Sale
  • Crab Feed

We realize that fundraising is difficult for some families and others would rather not participate.  If this is you, then in lieu of fundraising, we ask that you make a donation to PUPs in the supporting amount you are comfortable with; we would suggest an amount of $250.  Donate online or send checks made payable to PUPs mailed to Parents of Universal Performers, P.O. Box 3252, Fremont, CA 94539 to support the arts at Mission San Jose High School.

PLEASE NOTE: Your generous donations to PUPS is NOT in lieu of your requested CLASSROOM Donation Fees. Classroom donations are made directly to Mission San Jose High School.  An online donation portal is available this school year here.

Our Board

    • Co-Presidents – Mark Chew & Lexie Kekoa
    • Vice President – Monica Kraft
    • Secretary – Ron Fong
    • Treasurer – Lesley Wilhite
    • Member-at-large – Harrison Cheng
    • Member-at-large – Jean Jea