The Berkeley Unified School District welcomed Doritos executives Dan Luciano and Matt Follis for the presentation of a $250,000 check being donated to the BUSD by Doritos on behalf of Berkeley High School alumni Andy Samberg, Akiva “Kiv” Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, collectively known as The Lonely Island, and well known for their work on Saturday Night Live. Two of The Lonely Island mothers, Suellen Ehnebuske (Jorma’s mom) and Margie Samberg (Andy’s mom), as well as Akiva’s brother Micah and his godmother, Susan Stone were on hand to represent the guys.
Superintendent Bill Huyett opened the event, and received the “big check” from Doritos on behalf of the District, thanking Doritos for their generosity. He also thanked Andy, Akiva and Jorma for giving back to the theaters at Berkeley High, and Willard Middle School where they first met, and are reported to have begun developing their craft.
The presentation of the check was repeated at 7 p.m. in Berkeley High's Little Theater, before a packed house at the BHS Choreographers “Tick Tock” Dance Production. For this event Margie Samberg and Suellen Ehnebuske presented the check on behalf of Doritos and The Lonely Island, and BHS Arts and Humanities Academy (AHA) teachers Linda Carr and Miriam Stahl, received it on behalf of Board President John Selawsky who was unavoidably detained.