"I always wanted to be a schoolteacher. Teachers were my heroes and I thought that if I could ever be someone like that, it would just be the greatest."
The Steppingstone community mourns the passing of co-founder Michael P. Danziger. To honor his memory and life-transforming impact, Steppingstone has created the Michael P. Danziger Teaching Fellowship Fund to help support the outstanding teachers who are so essential to Steppingstone programs. We have heard from many who have asked how best to honor Mike, and we hope you find this tribute as meaningful and fitting as we do.
As determined by Steppingstone's Board of Directors, we plan to include the funds raised in honor of Mike to our recently formed endowment, so that the fund will exist in perpetuity. While funds will be rolled into a larger endowment, the draw from this investment will be for the sole purpose of costs related to inspiring the next generation of teachers, through programs such as our College Teaching and Advising Interns and Steppingstone Teaching Assistants.
When you support the Michael P. Danziger Teaching Fellowship Fund, you are helping Mike's legacy grow to include young teachers who will follow in his footsteps and impact thousands of lives.
Thank you for supporting Steppingstone and for helping Mike's legacy live on through the students we serve and the teachers who support them.