Del Mar school district fundraising goal met

By Karen Billing

Del Mar Union School District parents have again stepped up to the challenge and raised close to $600,000 in the final five weeks of fundraising, bringing the total to $1.25 million. The goal was to raise as much as last year’s $1.28 million and maintain the current levels of the Extended Studies Curriculum, specialists in the subjects of art, music, PE, science and technology.

“This is an amazing accomplishment for the community that our board sill can’t get over,” said Del Mar Schools Education Foundation President Drew Isaacman.

As of Jan. 22, Isaacman was reporting that $430,000 had been raised. As of March 5, it was up to $665,000. Those last five weeks saw the goal being reached with 2,000 families contributing and the most corporate matches that the foundation has ever seen with $175,000. Qualcomm alone contributed $90,000 in matching funds.

The board and district superintendent Jim Peabody thanked Isaacman and the foundation and all of the volunteers who worked tirelessly to meet their goal.

“The children of the Del Mar Union School District thank you immensely as we’re right on target with what we had last year,” said Peabody.

“It’s so important for kids to get that well-rounded education we desire,” echoed board president Scott Wooden.