Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Whole Child Action Blog Switches to Archive Mode as of January 1, 2016

  With the sunset of The Orfalea Fund and dissolution of the Orfalea Family Foundation, this blog will no longer feature new posts, but will remain in place to give other philanthropists and prospective change-makers Read more

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Data Show Dramatic Improvements at Local Preschools – And Beyond

The Orfalea Foundation and Child Educational Center this week released the final report on progress achieved through the five-year Preschool Food and Healthy Habits Initiative. The executive summary concludes: “The extended period of work initiated a Read more

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Orfalea Fund Releases Third-Party Evaluation of its Eight-Year School Food Initiative

As part of its strategy to share what it has learned with the public and other philanthropists before sunsetting at the end of this year, the Orfalea Fund commissioned a comprehensive summative evaluation of its School Read more

“These Gifts Change Lives”

by Lois Mitchell and Catherine Brozowski On December 4, 2015, Orfalea Foundation President Lois Mitchell and Vice President Catherine Brozowski addressed the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara’s Community Leaders Luncheon.  Following are excerpts from their Read more