This Fundraiser and Awareness event is the primary source of funding for the Centre County Orphan Care Alliance. At this event you will learn the state of Orphan Care in our county and beyond and how you can use your power of ONE to make a difference in the life of ONE child, ONE family, ONE community!
Keynote speaker Jedd Medefind serves as President of the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO). Through CAFO, more than 190 respected organizations and a global network of churches unite in coordinated action — working together to inspire and equip the church for effective foster care, adoption and ministry to vulnerable children and families worldwide.
Prior to this role, Jedd led the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives under President George W. Bush. In this post, he oversaw reform efforts across the government to make community- and faith-based groups central partners in all Federal efforts to aid the needy, from prisoner reentry to global AIDS. As described by the Harvard Political Review, these reforms "fundamentally changed the government's strategy for improving the lives of the downtrodden..."
Previously, Jedd held a range of posts in the California State Legislature. He has worked, studied and served in more than thirty countries.