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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Gifts In-Kind Keep Companies Bullish on Serving

Gifts in Kind Keep Companies Bullish on Serving Even in a bear market, many companies want to support nonprofit organizations, whether monetarily or through drives and donations. But even when the well seems dry, there are ways to make a … Continue Reading

Documentary: Part I

Last October, I received an email.  It was very simple and direct with almost no details and went something like, “We are looking for grass-roots non profits in Phoenix to highlight for a documentary we are putting together.  Please contact … Continue Reading

We Miss you Maurice!

As some of you may already know, children’s books author Maurice Sendak passed away recently.  I remember reading In The Night Kitchen over and over to my two young boys…”milk for the batter, milk for the batter…”.                      … Continue Reading

Mother’s Day and Parents Recognized

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Special End of the Year Child and Parent Time Together On Monday, May 7th, the parents in our program gathered in the classrooms with their children for one of their last Child and Parent Times Together.  To the left are … Continue Reading

Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust Awards

  Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust recently announced grant awards totalling nearly $1.9 Million to 22 different local non-profits–including $55,000 to A Stepping Stone Foundation.  We are so grateful to the Pulliam Trust for supporting our children and families in … Continue Reading

How a Pitch can Get the Ball Rolling

Thank you past president Michael Hensley, Attorney at Jones Skelton, Hochuli, for this true and recent anecdote:   I was at a reception last night (5/3/12) for Arizona’s Finest Lawyers at the house of Retired Supreme Court Justice Gordon when I … Continue Reading

Much Ado About Something

Last Friday (4/27/12), the Morrison Institute for Public Policy released a new report called, “Dropped?” highlighting the fact that Arizona’s economic future is at risk if we continue to fail to address our Latino education attainment levels.  As I listened … Continue Reading

Learning to Help Each Other

  Every day is the day of the young child at A Stepping Stone Foundation’s core program model at Westwood Elementary in Phoenix, AZ.  Besides our primary task of giving four-year-old children all the skills they need to read on … Continue Reading

Parent Celebration So Sweet

Our parent celebration last Thursday, April 28, was oh, so sweet!  Thank you to all our visitors and board members who joined us.  Our children sang, our current parents received their certificates of accomplishments, and former parent, Neida Ascencio, spoke to … Continue Reading