Qualcomm co-founder Dr. Irwin Jacobs featured speaker at Solana Beach event

Coastal Community Foundation invites community members to lunch with Dr. Irwin Jacobs. He is co-founder of Qualcomm in 1985 and has served as CEO, chairman and a member of the board of directors. Jacobs led the successful development of CDMA technology, which is used in cellular phones by over 1.2 billion subscribers. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Ernst & Young Lifetime Achievement Award and the Marconi Society Fellowship and Prize, 2011.

Jacobs will kick off the Foundation’s 25th anniversary year celebration as the guest speaker at a lunch on Feb. 29 at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club in Solana Beach. He will speak about “Qualcomm – Memories from the Early Days, Today and Thoughts on the Future.” Check in begins at 11:30 a.m. and the lunch and presentation will be noon to 2 p.m. Ticket cost is $65 per person.

Proceeds from the event will support the Foundation’s nonprofit technical assistance program, training workshops and grantmaking that benefits community projects, education, and a wide variety of services and community programs in philanthropy.

For more information, contact Sharon Omahen at (760) 942-9245 or by email Sharon@coastalfoundation.org. Register online at


or mail a check to Coastal Community Foundation PO Box 230415, Encinitas, 92023.