Who We Are

OUR FOUNDATION

A Foundation for Discovery

We believe that our children deserve a complete education beyond the basics. That’s why our all-volunteer Board works to support Discovery Labs curriculum in science, technology, research,engineering, arts, math (STREAM) and supplemental physical education by raising funds for the Solana Beach School District not provided by the State of California.

Discovery Labs inspire students to discover and explore these subjects through hands-on instruction. We also support other vital academic programs for the District.

We hope to continue this success throughout the 2018-2019 school year, which we can only do with your help. Donate today.

“Innovation is applied creativity! Everyday in our Discovery Labs students are testing their ideas by tinkering, experimenting, designing, coding and building in a hands-on learning environment. Thank you for helping to make that possible

– Jodee Brentlinger, Solana Beach School District Superintendent

OUR MISSION

The mission of the Solana Beach Schools Foundation (SBSF) is to raise funds to bridge the gap between vital school needs and state funding to enrich the public education of all students in the Solana Beach School District.


DISCOVERY STARTS HERE, WITH US—FOR OUR KIDS.


 

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Richard Bailey

Richard Bailey

PRESIDENT
Richard received his MBA from the University of San Diego and is currently a Director at Risk Strategies Company. He has eight years of nonprofit experience serving on the Board of Kids Included Together.
Joanna Shing

Joanna Shing

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Joanna is Senior Manager of Treasury Investments at Qualcomm Incorporated. She received her undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics at Columbia University and her MBA in finance at UCLA.
Kerri Merson

Kerri Merson

VP SCHOOL SITE DEVELOPMENT
Kerri has served on the SBSF Board of Directors for four years as site president, member at large and nominating chair. She is an active volunteer in the community and has many years of nonprofit experience including serving on the board of The Junior League of San Diego and as a member of the National Charity League.
Melissa Clemens

Melissa Clemens

VP MARKETING/PR
Melissa earned her BA in English at Stanford University. She currently works as VP Business Development at Crown & Caliber where she specializes in sales, marketing, and business development. Melissa has three children enrolled in the District.
Chris Riddle

Chris Riddle

RECORDING SECRETARY
Chris attended the University of Colorado and received his MSEE from Stanford University. He worked as an engineer at Qualcomm for 18 years and currently has his own company. Chris has served on the SBSF Board as CFO and member at large.
Rod Evans

Rod Evans

BUSINESS SPONSORSHIP CHAIR
Rod is a financial advisor with the Comprehensive Financial Group. He attended San Diego State University and is an active volunteer in the Solana Beach community.
Kerily McEvoy

Kerily McEvoy

GOVERNANCE CHAIR
Kerily is a product leader with expertise in optimization of content websites, online marketing and SaaS products. She served as Solana Beach Schools Foundation co-site president at Solana Vista for two years and has two children in the District.


Patti Malmuth

Patti Malmuth

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Patti has a BA in Business from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a certificate in nonprofit management. She co-founded the Foundation to Advance Music Education, served on the Torrey Pines High School Foundation Board as VP fundraising and president. Patti has been a consultant for the Canyon Crest Academy Foundation, Escondido Education Foundation, the Jewish Community Center, the Skull Base Disease Foundation and Words Alive! This is Patti’s eighth year as Executive Director of the Solana Beach Schools Foundation.


 

BOARD MEMBERS


 

MEMBERS AT LARGE

Wei Chen

Member at Large

Chris Atley

Member at Large

Beth Crocker

Member at Large

Lorraine Lin

Member at Large

Mary Beth Sicari

Member at Large

Dana Sisitsky

Member at Large

Marisol Sotelo

Member at Large

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