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Dan Denton’S Dreamcatcher Scholarship Program


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This presentation was shown to the South Redford School District School Board to explain a new scholarship program for students named after my husband: Dan Denton's Dreamcatcher Scholarship Fund.

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Dan Denton’S Dreamcatcher Scholarship Program

  1. 1. Daniel Denton Dreamcatcher Scholarship May 26, 2009
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>Daniel Denton was an employee of South Redford School District from Spring, 1999 until his death in Fall, 2008 from heart disarrhythmia. </li></ul><ul><li>As the Network Administrator and Technical support he was able to work with many people in SRSD and as a result touched many lives. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Inspiration <ul><li>Dr. Beverly Bancroft, former Curriculum Director of SRSD was moved by Dan’s passing, </li></ul><ul><li>“ Shortly after Dan Denton’s passing I am certain each of you experienced an overwhelming grief-tinged sense of surprise and disbelief. Immediately we responded in our own ways…I decided to do something direct and ongoing to encourage and help young people in our SRSD midst who will benefit from encouragement in exploring and learning through the themes reflected in Dan’s life, gifts, and shared talents.” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Purpose <ul><li>To discover, recognize, and encourage young people in SRSD from grades 8 through 12 in whom, we observe a developing talent, interest, or innate curiosity. To nurture young people who may not recognize their potential in these areas; who may not receive satisfaction or positive recognition from their classroom, athletic, or other more tradition school paths to “success” or self-development. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Areas of Recognition <ul><li>Electronic Music and Music Performance. </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>American Indian/ Native American/ Indigenous People Arts and Expressions. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Musician
  7. 7. Performer
  8. 8. Computer Guru
  9. 9. Native American
  10. 10. Photographer
  11. 11. Craftsman
  12. 12. Father
  13. 13. Son
  14. 14. Husband
  15. 15. Dreamer
  16. 16. Advisory Circle <ul><li>Dr. Beverly Bancroft </li></ul><ul><li>Patricia Denton </li></ul><ul><li>Heather Barlow </li></ul><ul><li>Linda Bonofiglio </li></ul><ul><li>Kara Clayton </li></ul><ul><li>Amy Davidson </li></ul><ul><li>Esther Smith </li></ul><ul><li>Michelle Williams </li></ul>
  17. 17. Funding <ul><li>Dr. Bancroft provided the seed money. </li></ul><ul><li>The Michigan Donor Family Council has also agree to contribute on behalf of the Gift of Life that Dan was able to give. </li></ul><ul><li>Personal contributions. </li></ul><ul><li>Additional sources of funding are sought </li></ul><ul><li>$15 on the 15 th ! </li></ul>
  18. 18. Donations Accepted <ul><li>$15 on the 15 th </li></ul><ul><li>To make a donation to Daniel Denton’s Dreamcatcher Scholarship in memory of a loved one and/or as a tax deducatible gift please contact an Advisory Circle member. </li></ul><ul><li>Please make checks payable to South Redford School District. </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Gii megwetch, many thanks to Dr. Bancroft for her generous gifts and initiative to create this wonderful opportunity for SRSD students. </li></ul><ul><li>Gii megwetch for your time and attention. </li></ul>