Del Mar Schools Education Foundation raises $1.2 million


On June 27, the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation presented a check in the amount of $1,228,000 to the Del Mar Union School District at the district’s governing board of trustees meeting. These funds will help pay for STEAM+ specialists in such areas as science, technology, the arts and physical education throughout the district.

The Del Mar Schools Education Foundation (DMSEF) contributions from parents and the community provide additional funds to the district to increase its ability to build a stronger STEAM+ program.

“On behalf of the DMSEF, I want to extend my personal thank you to all the families, friends and community partners who have contributed and participated in our fundraising throughout the school year to support the district in providing more resources for STEAM+ learning,” said Susan Polizzotto, president and chairman of DMSEF. “The generosity and support of everyone in the district to provide a world-class education for every child is what makes our school district one of the best in the country.”

Over 95 percent of funds raised were contributed by parents in the school district who value STEAM+ learning in DMUSD schools. DMSEF also received contributions from local businesses.

DMSEF gave special thanks to Platinum Level contributors of $5,000+: The Bill and Debbie Carpenter Family Fund (former Del Mar Heights parents and a local real estate agent) and the Torrey Hills Center on Carmel Mountain Road.

“DMUSD is grateful for the remarkable generosity of everyone who contributes to STEAM+ learning through DMSEF,” said DMUSD Superintendent Holly McClurg. “The contributions made to DMSEF speak to the value and importance of STEAM+ learning as a priority and valued component of our educational program for all children throughout our district.”