Whittier College News Release

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

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Reference: 2004-05 #10


Whittier, CA (November 5, 2004)—“Reach for the Stars,” the annual auction fund-raiser for Broadoaks Children’s School at Whittier College, will take place on Friday, November 19, at 7:00 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel in Uptown Whittier. This year’s auction features mountain getaways, golf packages, fine art, children’s gifts, and amusement park packages, among other items; the annual raffle drawing will include a $1,000 grand prize. Admission is $10.00 per person, and includes beverages, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts; a no-host bar will also be available. For more information, or to purchase raffle tickets, please contact Broadoaks Director Judith T. Wagner, Ph.D, at (562)907-4250 or

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 20 years, and we know that the 2004 auction will be the best ever.”

Other items available through silent or voice auction include unique gifts, toys, books, crafts, holiday decorations and services. one-of-a-kind handcrafted items, autographed baseballs, memorabilia, and more.

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.

Founded by Quakers in 1887, Whittier College is an independent, four-year college offering a traditional liberal arts program integrated with both professional and pre-professional courses of study. With an emphasis on diversity, community, and curricular innovation, the College’s primary mission is to endow students with the education, skills, and values appropriate for global leadership and service.

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 Orange County.

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