Del Mar School Education Foundation Press Coverage

July 22, 2021

DMSEF earns GuideStar’s Gold Seal of Transparency

The GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency places Del Mar Schools Education Foundation in the top 5% of nonprofits for providing information about its work. This seal reflects our commitment to share our story, tell our community how we operate and how we plan to use funds that are donated. One of our goals is to be as transparent as possible about our operations, costs, and how we support the Del Mar Union School District.

July 14, 2021

DMSEF contributes $1.1 million to Del Mar Schools

Representatives from the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation presented a giant check for $1,130,000 to the Del Mar Union School District on June 30.

According to DMSEF President Phoebe Gardiner Katsell, even during a pandemic, the community came together to support schools, students and teachers.

The donation allows the district to hire specialists in science, technology, engineering, music, arts and PE across all eight school sites.

April 19, 2021

Del Mar Schools’ Jogathons bring in record-breaking $665,000!

Sycamore Ridge students flex their muscles at the Jogathon.

The Del Mar Schools Education Foundation wrapped up its districtwide Jogathons last week with a lot of excited students and teachers. Even in an unusual year, the Del Mar Union School District community was able to raise a record-breaking $665,000 for STEAM+ programs for next year during their eight schools’ Jogathons.

March 22, 2021

Del Mar students get creative for this year’s Jogathon fundraiser

Students log any kind of activity time for this year's Del Mar Union School District's Jogathon.

By Karen Billing, Del Mar Times

In this unusual year, the foundation took a new approach to the annual fundraiser. From March 1 through April 2, all students (both in person and Launch) could log fundraising minutes doing any activity that keeps them moving such as running, biking, practicing a sport or doing yoga.

November 25, 2020

Del Mar Times

Gelson’s provides support to Del Mar students, teachers and families through donation

Gelson’s, with San Diego locations in Del Mar, Carlsbad and Pacific Beach, recently announced a charitable donation to community neighbor the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation (DMSEF). The donation is made as part of the DMSEF’s fall giving campaign to support students, teachers and families, which is needed now more than ever.

July 23, 2020

Foundation presents $1.1M to district

The San Diego Union-Tribune, North County Community News 

The Del Mar Schools Education Foundation, led by 2019-2020 foundation President Phoebe Katsell, recently presented the Del Mar Union School District with a check for $1.1 million. The foundation raised funds to provide 10 certificated STEAM+ teachers for the 2020-2021 school year. The district’s robust STEAM+ program is made possible in large part through donations from parents, community members and corporations. Visit dmsef.org.

June 3, 2020
DMUSD students take part in sustainable design challenge

By Karen Billing, Del Mar Times

The citywide design challenge drew submissions from professional designers, universities and K-12 students on the topics of creating a more sustainable city and promoting wellness amid COVID-19. The students from Sage Canyon, Carmel Del Mar and Del Mar Hills were the only elementary school projects to be showcased at the virtual summit.

February 12, 2020
It’s jogathon season in Del Mar Union School District

By Karen Billing, Del Mar Times

Del Mar Heights School kicked off the district’s jogathon season on Feb. 5. All eight schools in the Del Mar Union School District will hold jogathon fundraisers in February and March to support the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation.
So far this year the foundation has raised $621,670 of its $1.8 million goal. The $1.8 million target would allow the district to fully-fund STEAM+ programs, hiring specialists in science, technology, engineering, art, music, physical education and more.

July 3, 2019
Del Mar Schools Education Foundation has record-breaking year

By Karen Billing, Del Mar Times

The Del Mar Schools Education Foundation (DMSEF) had a “year like no other,” raising over $1.5 million for Del Mar Union School District schools. At the June 26 board meeting, DMSEF President Samantha Madhosingh presented a check for $1,377,000, the largest check that the foundation has been able to give since 2009. The gift will help the district fund about 12 STEAM+ credentialed teachers for the next school year in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art, music and physical education.

April 3, 2019
Del Mar Schools’ jogathons bring in record numbers


By Karen Billing, Del Mar Times

Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD) students have been racing laps and raising unprecedented funds at school jogathons to support specialists in STEAM + curriculum that includes the subjects of science, technology, engineering, arts, music, PE and more.


October 23, 2018
DMSEF to Raise $1.8 Million to Fully Fund STEAM+ Program in Del Mar Union Schools

The Del Mar Schools Education Foundation (DMSEF) has announced a $1.8 million annual fundraising goal to allow the Del Mar Union School District (the District) to hire enough credentialed specialists for a robust STEAM+ program. 


May 4, 2017
DMSEF fundraising campaign extended to May 31

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By Karen Billing, Del Mar Times
 

Having contributed $1.2 million to DMUSD last year, DMSEF was able to fund 40 percent of the STEAM+ specialists in the schools. Currently, the Foundation has raised just over $1 million and is looking for contributions to meet the current staffing requirements.


February 2, 2017

Del Mar Schools Education Foundation Fundraising Up

From the Del Mar Times

Del Mar Schools Education Foundation has raised $632,000 so far this school year, $8,000 ahead of where we3 were last year. Stay updated on our fundraising efforts and check out this great article from the Del Mar Times.


July 28, 2016
D.M. Schools Education Foundation Donates $1.27M

From The San Diego Union Tribune

Del Mar Schools Education Foundation President Ty Humes and Vice President of Marketing Andrew Zack recently presented the Del Mar Union School District a check for $1,270,000. The foundation raised funds to provide 14 certificated STEAM+ teachers for the 2016-17 school year. The district’s STEAM+ program is made possible through donations from parents, community members and corporations.