DAVID GORDON LOUIS DANIEL FOUNDATION

engendering a love of learning

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WHO WE ARE

The David Gordon Louis Daniel Foundation is named in memory of David Gordon Louis Daniel, who was killed in a vehicular accident on July 31, 2004. David Gordon, a Spring Hill Elementary School student in McLean, Virginia, was almost eight at the time of his death. David was a very special child who had remarkable intellectual ability and also great compassion, concern for others, and an overriding love of learning. The mission of the Foundation grows out of the qualities that made David so extraordinary:


To create innovative programs that engender in children a lifelong love of learning, a desire to help others and give back to their communities, and the inspiration and confidence to fulfill their potential in school and beyond.

 

WHAT WE DO

programs that support a love of learning

The Foundation supports endeavors that directly impact children and young adults and enhance their learning experiences. Our aim is to develop innovative programs that engender in children a lifelong love of learning, a desire to help others and give back to their communities, and the inspiration and confidence to fulfill their potential in school and beyond.
We have established education programs that are designed to provide highly gratifying experiences of discovery and achievement that the students will attempt to replicate over the course of their lifetimes.
For more than a decade, we  partnered with the I Have a Dream Foundation in New York and Los Angeles to bring hands-on/minds-on science activities to the students  during the summer.
The Science Explorers program engaged students with exhilarating, high-interest explorations in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) areas of study. The students explored biology (human, insects, plants), Newton's Laws of Motion, the Science of Sound, Rockets, the Solar System and the Science of Air and Flight–along with engineering and design challenges.

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I HAVE A DREAM COLLABORATION

science explorers

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I HAVE A DREAM COLLABORATION

science explorers

 

DGLD SCHOLARSHIPS

Given David's abiding interest in all things science and math, the DGLD Foundation supports 4 year college scholarships for underserved students pursuing studies in science and math. We also provide these recipients on-going mentoring and career support.  We have partnered with Natchez High School in Mississippi to support amazing, talented and inspirational young adults.  100% of the students at Natchez High School qualify for free and reduced lunch.  Their motto is: “Determined to Rise, Destined to Succeed!” With your help, we hope to play a small part in this effort.

 
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DGLD SCHOLARSHIPS

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DGLD SCHOLARSHIPS

CONTACT THE DAVID GORDON LOUIS DANIEL FOUNDATION

We would love to hear from you, with both offers of mentoring our young adults, or ideas for programs that support our mission.  Thank you for your support and interest.

PO Box 7137
McLean, VA 22106

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Your support is critical to our work at the David Gordon Louis Daniel Foundation. Every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission.

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