“At this point in my life, at the age I’m at, it feels very appropriate to say, how can I serve?”

— Douglas Raleigh

Douglas Raleigh

My mother was a single parent during the Depression who, with great determination, got me through college, where I pursued graduate work and then enjoyed a long career in aerospace. The loss of my daughter to suicide motivated me to establish a fund in her name to support education and prevention. My legacy helps young adults with emotional and situational challenges to move forward with their lives.


The California Community Foundation partnered with StoryCorps to record the stories of our Centennial Legacy Society members. StoryCorps is a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide all people with the chance to record, preserve, and share the stories of our lives.

what matters is not how we differ, but what we share


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