A campaign to revamp the way the San Diego Unified school board is chosen has continued to get the vast majority of its funding from two prominent donors: Qualcomm cofounder Irwin Jacobs and CAC Advisory Services LLC, a company owned by businessman and philanthropist Rod Dammeyer.
That isn’t a big surprise: While the name of the group of parents, philanthropists and others pushing for a bigger, partly appointed school board is “San Diegans 4 Great Schools,” the official name of their campaign filing committee is “San Diegans 4 Great Schools with major funding provided by CAC Advisory Services LLC & Irwin Jacobs.”
Those same donors had chipped in most of the campaign money last calendar year. In the first three months of this year, Jacobs gave another $225,000, while the company that Dammeyer runs gave $100,000 and provided more than $6,200 worth in catering and valet parking for an event. No other donors gave from January through March.