Whittier College News Release

Whittier College
Office of Public Relations
13406 Philadelphia St.
P.O. Box 634
Whittier, CA  90608-0634

Contact:
  Caye Brundage Riley  at (562) 907-4974

Nov. 11, 2003                                         

Reference: 03/04: 32                 

Broadoaks Schedules Annual Auction Fund-Raiser

          The Broadoaks Children’s School at Whittier College will hold its annual auction fund-raiser—this year’s theme is “Seasons of Learning”—at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, at the Radisson Hotel in Uptown Whittier.

          The public is invited, and the $10 admission includes hearty hors d’oeuvres, beverages and desserts.  A no-host bar will also be available.  The auction features unique gifts, toys, books, crafts, holiday decorations and services.  The annual raffle drawing will include a $1,000 grand prize. 

          Other items available through silent or voice auction include golf packages, museum trips, children’s gifts, one-of-a-kind handcrafted items, amusement park packages, memorabilia, fine art, movie tickets and more.

          All proceeds from the event support the instructional program in Broadoaks’ preschool through sixth-grade classes.  “Broadoaks serves about 300 children from our community.  As a demonstration school and childhood research center, Broadoaks serves as a learning laboratory for Whittier College students and professionals committed to children and families,” said Judith T. Wagner, director of Broadoaks and professor of child development and education.  “Broadoaks parents and the greater Whittier community have made this event a remarkable success for the past 19 years, and we know that the 2003 auction will be the best ever.”

          Broadoaks is a private, non-profit demonstration school that includes preschool, day care, and elementary school with before- and after-school care.  It is one of the oldest and most widely respected demonstration schools in the country.  Its purpose is to provide programs for children and their families as a model for students in education, social work, psychology, medicine and other related fields.  The children at Broadoaks reflect the socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural diversity of the Whittier community.  The school also serves children with a variety of special needs, including learning disabilities, behavior disorders, high-risk family situations and other challenges to learning and development.

          For more information about the auction, or tickets for the raffle, contact Kathleen Pompey, director of school services, via e-mail at kpompey@whittier.edu or by telephone at (562) 907-4937.

          Located 18 miles east of Los Angeles, Whittier College is an independent, four-year college offering traditional liberal arts majors and strong pre-professional programs taught in the context of the liberal arts.  Whittier Law School, which is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools, is located on a separate campus in Costa Mesa. 

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