Young Minds in the Balance: Discover how public education is changing in Orange County, who is leading the charge and why community leadership and philanthropic involvement are critical right now.
Join Orange County Advisors in Philanthropy for a special two-hour event featuring Bill Podlich, former CEO and co-founder of PIMCO, Andy Horowitz of InnovatorsOC, and Dr. Pamela Lawrence Horowitz discussing why right now is possibly the most important opportunity in Orange County’s history for our public education system. Come discover how these nationally recognized visionaries are leading a coalition of parents, teachers, philanthropists and government officials to rewrite the story for children’s education in Orange County, especially those most at-risk in failing schools, and why they need you (and your clients) to join the fight.
Monday, October 12, 2015
11:30 am – 1:15 pm
Networking and Check-in starts at 11:00 am.
The Center Club
650 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA
Parking is complimentary
Sponsor a Table with Premium Seating (8 seats): $400
Members: $35 • First-Time Attendees: $35 • Regular Guests: $85
Please register by Friday, October 9, 2015
Speaker: William F. Podlich
William (Bill) F. Podlich is the retired Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), headquartered in Newport Beach. Bill was one to the co-founders of the Company which today is one of the preeminent fixed income managers in the world. Prior to the founding of PIMCO, Bill was an executive in the Investment Division of Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company, first in Los Angeles and then in Newport Beach. Bill is a Trustee of Claremont McKenna College and a Trustee of the University of California–Irvine Foundation. He is also a Board member of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, the MIND Research Institute and is the Chairman of the Board of the Orange County Shared Spaces Foundation.
Andrew (Andy) Horowitz is a twenty-year telecommunications entrepreneur, who today spends most of his time mentoring social entrepreneurs and fostering the growth of social entrepreneurship in Orange County. He was a founding member of InnovatorsOC, a citizen’s group that invests in individuals in Orange County who are working in innovative ways to create self-sustaining enterprises that address social and community problems. Andy is particularly committed to improving the educational achievement of low-income students in Orange County by promoting the growth of high quality charter schools throughout the region. He lives in Laguna Beach with his wife of more than 45 years, Dr. Pamela Lawrence.
Speaker: Dr. Pamela Lawrence Horowitz
Pamela Lawrence (MD) Horowitz, a semi-retired Doctor of Internal Medicine, has spent most of her career in the health care arena. In 2005, Pam and her husband, Andy, became founding members of a new chapter of Social Venture Partners in Los Angeles (LASVP) where they first became familiar with the success of students and staff through charter schools. Considerably daunted by the LA commute, Pam’s attention turned to more local projects where she has continued to be an advocate for education. Most recently, Andy and Pam have been involved with ChartersOC, the first project of InnovatorsOC. The goal is to attract proven and/or high quality charter schools to the areas of Orange County that have a record of failing schools over several sequential years. Both Pam and Andy are products of a traditional K through 12 public educational system, and their three adult children also graduated from California public K through 12 schools.