Submitted by Chehalis Foundation

Please join us as we interview lifelong Bearcat Barbara Feigin, a 1955 graduate of Chehalis High School, now W. F. West High School, as she returns to the town that took her family in as refugees from Nazi Germany in 1940. Barbara tells of a harrowing Journey to America with her parents, shattering glass ceilings and heading a groundbreaking advertising campaign.

Barbara Feigin
Barbara Feigin. Photo courtesy: Chehalis Foundation

Barbara graduated from Whitman College and Harvard Business School (a women-only program). Her prestigious career as an advertising executive included many revolutionary campaigns, including “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk” for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a movement that saved countless lives. Barbara is a trustee of Whitman College and Chair of the Governance Committee, a member of the Market Research Hall of Fame, and past Chairman of the Advertising Research Foundation.

Barbara authored her memoir “My American Dream: A Journey from Fascism to Freedom” after discovering her father’s journals chronicling their journey to America. 

Barbara lives in New York and is the widowed mother of three adult sons and the grandmother of seven. 

This event will be held in the library at W. F. West High School at 6 p.m. on April 24 and is open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Barbara’s book will be available at the event.

For more information, please call 360.508.6572 or email jennylyncollins@gmail.com.

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