As this small group of Christian Science teachers and practitioners began to share their idea, they quickly discovered that others recognized this need too. "One at a time, informal meetings were held at individual homes. Some were small, some so crowded that one of the workers remembers that she had to stand inside the kitchen door to address the group gathered in the living room. At these meetings one policy was strictly adhered to. Nobody ever took up a collection, or even asked directly for money. The speakers were there to give information about the task and how it was going forward." -History of Broadview by Richard Dyer MacCann. In 1936 Winifred Mankowski made it official by incorporating the Southern California Foundation as the organization that would support bringing their idea to fruition.
Mrs. Winifred Mankowski
Founder and President of the Board of Directors