A Message from Linda Childears
President & CEO of the Daniels Fund
Compassion and dedication take many forms. Throughout the history of the Daniels Fund, we have been fortunate to work with people and organizations with a seemingly endless capacity to make a difference for people in their communities.
As we carry on Bill Daniels' extraordinary legacy, our goal is to reflect our founder's compassion, ethics, and integrity in all that we do.
To honor our founder, we produced The Life & Legacy of Bill Daniels, a large format book with an accompanying video, to tell the definitive story of Bill's life with a clear account of his reasons for directing the Daniels Fund to support each of our funding areas.
The Daniels Scholarship Program has helped more than 3,000 Daniels Scholars achieve the dream of a college education. The program not only assists them with college tuition, but also helps them develop the values Bill knew were essential for success such as leadership, ethics, and community service.
The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program completed a successful five-year pilot program with eight business schools, reaching more than 265,000 students, educators, and business people across our four-state region. The program was renewed with an expanded number of partners to include ten business schools and one law school. In addition to integrating ethics principles into the curriculum at each of the schools, the Ethics Initiative holds a Case Competition and an Ethics Summit each year to engage students in the practical application of business ethics.
Our Grants Program is proud to work with an impressive array of nonprofit organizations across each of the funding areas that were so important to Bill. We are pleased to support these organizations as they develop innovative ways to help those in need and strengthen our communities.
Working with outstanding people and organizations across our four-state region makes every day a genuine pleasure for me, and all of us here at the Daniels Fund.
For more information on the Daniels Fund and our recent initiatives, I invite you to read our annual report, available here.
President & CEO