Whittier College News Release

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

Nov. 4, 2002                                                
Reference:  02/03: 19                                                                       
Contact:  Judy Browningat (562) 907-4216 

Broadoaks Slates Annual Auction Fund-Raiser 

          The Broadoaks Children’s School at Whittier College will hold its annual auction
fund-raiser— this year’s theme is Lights, Camera, Action...Children are the Stars!—at
7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, 2002
, at the Whittier Hilton 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 imaginative services.  There is
also a raffle with a grand prize of $1,000.

Other auction items include use of a condo in Hawaii, a winery stay and tour,
golf packages, museum trips, children’s gifts, books, toys, one-of-a-kind handcrafted
items, amusement park packages, memorabilia, fine art, movie tickets and more.

Proceeds from the auction will help provide instructional materials for the school’s
preschool through sixth-grade classes.  “The auction celebrates all the components of
our success,” said Judith T. Wagner, director of Broadoaks and professor of education and child development, “including curriculum, teaching methods, dedicated staff, active parent organization, and contributions to the study of child development.”

          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 special needs, including blindness, learning
disabilities, behavior disorders and those who are affected by prenatal exposure to
drugs, high-risk family situations and other challenges to learning and development.

          For more information on 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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