Del Mar Schools Education Foundation is working on corporate partnerships as a way to bring in more funds to support Extended Studies Curriculum specialists in science, technology, PE, art and music.
According to President Ty Humes, the foundation is so far working with four corporate partners: Starbucks, Wells Fargo, Qualcomm and Crust Pizzeria.
The Carmel Valley 5K is technically the biggest corporate sponsor, contributing $32,000 from last year’s race. This year, the race supports all local schools and allows participants to select which school district or school they want their money to go to.
Humes said that 74 percent of the 5K’s money so far is going to the Del Mar Union School District. Per the sales forecast, school officials are expecting to see $16,000-plus from the race this year. For more information on the foundation, visit www.dmsef.org.