Donors Put OEF Close To Goal

By Misty Volaski

A surprising e-mail arrived in the Ojai Education Foundation in box just before Christmas. It was from a company in Bakersfield, and read, in part, “I saw an article in the Ojai Valley News regarding your current campaign to raise $50,000 for the purchase of computers benefitting local Ojai schools. My company would like to donate to this effort. Please give me a call so that we can discuss the specifics.”

Phil Caruthers, OEF treasurer and member in charge of answering e-mails, was a bit wary at first. The OEF had not previously had any

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