Del Mar Schools Education Foundation fundraising deadline is April 30

By Karen Billing

The Del Mar Schools Education Foundation Interim President Drew Isaacman reported at the Feb. 27 school board meeting that the foundation has raised $540,000 so far for the 2013-14 school year. The foundation has $1.5 million left to meet its $2 million goal to fund a full Extended Studies Curriculum, which includes specialized instructors in science, technology, music, art and PE.

The foundation’s fundraising deadline is April 30.

“The campaign is actually going quite well, we’re at the same pace as last year,” Isaacman said.

He said one-third of parents have contributed so far and the foundation’s goal is 100 percent participation — Isaacman noted it’s time for parents to step up. As with every year, fundraising events tend to be back-loaded at the end of the school year.

“We fully intend to be able to meet our goal,” Isaacman said.