Del Mar Schools Education Foundation starts new campaign year with four new officers

Last year, through the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation (DMSEF), parents and corporations donated $1.27 million to DMUSD to help fund the salaries and benefits of the STEAM+ specialists who teach subjects such as science, technology, art, music and PE.

Generally speaking, the foundation provides 40 percent of those salaries and benefits through an annual restricted gift to the school district. This summer, the foundation elected four new officers and welcomed five new representatives to the board. Each officer continues to represent the interests of his or her school on the board.

New officers are Andrew Zack (Sage Canyon), VP, Marketing; Brooks Herman (Ashley Falls), Treasurer; Susan Polizzotto (Ocean Air), Secretary; and David Krich (Del Mar Hills), VP, Administration.

Ty Humes (Ocean Air) was re-elected as president, and Kevin Campbell (Del Mar Heights) re-elected as vice president of electronic communications.

In addition to these new officers, five new representatives joined the board: Sharry Zubrod (Sycamore Ridge), Patricia Porter (Torrey Hills), Lesley Mundis (Torrey Hills), Josh Raysman (Carmel Del Mar), and Louis Nguyen (Del Mar Heights).

DMSEF remains committed to supporting the credentialed teachers of STEAM+ subjects and kicked off its new campaign year with a focus on providing more information to parents, engaging directly at campus events via the school representatives, and promoting a monthly giving program that allows parents to spread their contribution through the year.

The foundation suggests a tax-deductible $800 contribution per student, and regardless of contribution amount, hopes that all families will support their children’s education as best they can.

For information about the DMSEF or STEAM+, parents should contact their school representatives.

To contribute to the DMSEF, please visit