By The Capistrano Dispatch
Laguna Hills resident Don Dorkowski has been named the newest board member of the Mission Preservation Foundation, the Mission announced Friday, September 7. Dorkowski has a diverse professional background. He simultaneously worked as a high school teacher and helped his family’s business for 35 years, and he also was a football referee for 44 years, including 25 in the National Football League. Dorkowski fills the vacancy created by Mike Hagan’s retirement.
“Don has been a dedicated supporter of Mission San Juan Capistrano,” Mechelle Lawrence-Adams, executive director of the Mission, said in a news release. “His background is a great fit for our board, and we are pleased to welcome him.”
Dorkowski has also been active in several charitable causes and organizations, including Mission Regional Hospital, Best Friends Animal Society, Homefront America, the American Cancer Society and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He is entering his third year as chief of the Noble Vikings of Orange County, an organization that provides boxes of food for needy families during the Christmas season.