St. Mary’s has a long tradition of innovation, service, and
intellectual curiosity. The Joseph Orgill III Speakers Series, made possible
through a generous anonymous gift in honor of Joseph Orgill III, brings to
campus thinkers and doers whose ideas challenge conventional wisdom and spark
In this inaugural year, the Orgill Speakers Series will focus on the issues
of global hunger, food and sustainability. Called the Joseph Orgill III
Speakers Series 2012: Seeds of Change, this event, open to the public, will
feature two internationally known activists in this field.
Ellen Gustafson is co-founder (with model
and activist Lauren Bush) of Feed Projects, which sells canvas bags
through retailers from Whole Foods to Gap, and donates the profits from their
sales to the UN World Food Program (WFP) to feed and educate hungry children
around the world. Gustafson has also launched the 30 Project, an effort to address
the world’s hunger and obesity problems as a holistic global food issue. Click
HERE to find out more about Ellen.
Ido Leffler is the founder of the wildly
popular Yes To line of organic, natural personal care products distributed in
more than 28,000 locations in 29 countries, and the Yes to Seed Fund. The
fund's vision is to help children lead healthier lives by introducing them to
organic produce through the planting of school gardens. A portion of proceeds
from every Yes To product goes toward the Yes to Seed Fund.
When: October 2, 2012 6pm
Theater in the Buckman Performing Arts Center at St. Mary’s Episcopal School,
60 Perkins Extended