The San Marcos Promise’s vision is to make the communities of North San Diego County the most sought after places to live and work by investing in our San Marcos Unified School District students to ensure their college and career readiness.


Opportunity… We believe every student should have an opportunity to pursue a higher education.

Equity… We believe in the potential of our students and will provide equitable access to higher education pathways.

Navigation… We believe that students need support to navigate a path by providing financial and moral support through a future center.

Passion… We believe connecting our students’ passion with future careers will be the key to their success.

Commitment… We believe we need the commitment of our entire “promise” community to accomplish our mission.

Transformation… We believe the “promise” has the power to transform a student’s sense of self, family dynamics and our community.

Enhance… We believe in enhancing education and business in North San Diego County.


Leichtag FoundationThis scholarship support is made possible through the generosity of Toni and Lee Leichtag, of blessed memory, founders of the Leichtag Foundation. During their lives, Toni and Lee were proud members of San Diego’s North County community. Both were raised in poverty and neither graduated from college. Though they became successful in business without formal education, guided by their Jewish values, they believed that achieving an education was the pathway to a better life. It was this belief that led them to support the PACE Promise scholarships for college.