Dan was an essential partner in the original conception and visioning of LightHouse Holyoke, founded in 2015. From his personal history and continued connection with North Star: Self Directed Learning for Teens, Dan knew first hand the transformational power of this educational approach. He was among the very first people to help envision the program in Holyoke, thrilled to help bring this personally meaningful resource to his hometown. Dan was a founding board member, contributing to everything from the very core of the program to building our IT infrastructure. Dan was a thought partner, cheer leader, supporter, and advocate, frequently moved to tears by the stories of the positive impact of our work.
We are deeply honored by his family’s wishes to honor his legacy by creating a scholarship fund in his name.