Double Luck

Paying It Forward

From the age of three when Lu Chi Fa became an orphan, all he could rely on to survive was his own courage and preseverance. These characteristics have also been the foundation for the successes he has achieved in later life.

However, it was the infrequent and "small fragments of kindness" he received during his early life that shaped his principles and priorities. So now, Lu Chi Fa "pays it forward" by donating proceeds from Double Luck to local libraries and to his scholarship funds at Porterville College. These donations provide immediate benefits and will help keep the programs alive for many years to come.

Porterville College Scholarships:
    Gordon Lu/Osher Initiative Scholarship and The Gordon Lu Annual Scholarhip

The Gordon Lu/Osher Initiative Scholarship was established at Porterville College for students in good standing with identified financial need. This endowed scholarship recognizes the inspiration that Gordon has offered PC students for nearly a decade of appearances to talk about his life and book, Double Luck: Memoirs of a Chinese Orphan.

Porterville College also awards a second scholarship in Gordon’s name, The Gordon Lu Annual Scholarship, when contributions of at least $500 have accumulated during an academic year. Those wishing to make a tax-deductible contribution for the Annual Scholarship should make their check out to PC Foundation and drop it off at The Coffee Pot Restaurant, which Gordon has owned and operated for the past 20 years. The restaurant is located at 1001 Front St., Morro Bay, CA 93442-4009. For additional information, call Milt Carrigan at 805-458-8816.

Library Donations

While growing up, Lu Chi Fa had few opportunities for any type of formal, or even informal, education. However, he understands and appreciates the importance of education and the benefits of reading. So, to ensure that as many he is an advocate and generous contributor for book purchasing and reading programs at his local libraries.

Hopefully, everyone who benefits from his contributions will pay it forward when they can.

You can purchase copies of Double Luck: Memoirs of a Chinese Orphan at or by writing directly to Double Luck.

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