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Posted on Mar 27, 2012

Eyeing its 60th year, The Gillispie School salutes ‘founders’ La Jolla Kiwanis

La Jolla Light By Jeanie Scott: The story of Gillispie begins in 1917 when Kansas pediatrician Samuel Tilden Gillispie was offered a job in La Jolla.  Sam and his wife Ada didn’t have children of their own; so much of the love and energy they had for children was channeled into their philanthropic work in La Jolla. Samuel’s community service started with the Kiwanis Club of La Jolla, of which he was a founder, first president, and chair of the underprivileged child committee…Read more.

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