Plan your “Education Highway” trip at the 15th annual Serenata Gala in November!

  The 15th annual Serenata Gala, presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co, will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2023 at the Martin Auto Museum and Event Center in Glendale, AZ.   Serenata brings together community-minded and philanthropic individuals passionate about out award-winning 2GenEd program, our preschoolers and our families. Join donors and supporters for…Continued

A Stepping Stone Foundation hires new Executive Director

  PHOENIX, AZ   The board of directors of A Stepping Stone Foundation (Foundation) is honored to announce that Gabriela Jimenez will serve as the nonprofit’s new Executive Director beginning July 10, 2023.  Jimenez replaces retiring Executive Director Cindy Gattorna, whose last day with the Foundation will be September 30, 2023. Jimenez brings 26 years of…Continued

Happy New Year!

Dearest Supporters,   As we welcome 2023 into our lives, it is a natural time to reflect on the past, revel in the now and plan for the future.  As you continue reading below, you’ll note statistics about what we have done in the past, our current status and our plans for the future. LEAF:…Continued

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ARPA Award Helps A Stepping Stone Families

On February 1, 2022, A Stepping Stone Foundation Executive Director Cindy Gattorna signed a grant agreement with the Arizona Office of the Governor which is administering Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). This is a BIG DEAL!!! The award for $490,000 will span two years and it…Continued

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Where do we go from here?

I was honored to be asked to present to education students enrolled at Maricopa County Community Colleges Mesa Campus in October via Zoom. Below is a link to that presentation about A Stepping Stone Foundation. Link to MCCCD Presentation This presentation gives an overview of A Stepping Stone Foundation, how COVID has changed what we…Continued

Holiday Angel’s Program

A Stepping Stone Foundation (SSF) once again warmly presents the Holiday Angel Program for disadvantaged preschool children and their families. Due to COVID restrictions, we can only serve 20 families (about 55 children), so our Angel tags are going quickly. Since the Shadow Rock campus is limited due to ongoing COVID mitigation, there will be…Continued