A Stepping Stone Foundation is proud to announce the 2023 Billie Gannaway Memorial Scholarship award recipients, including awards for the William O. Smith Memorial Awards, the Ivey Stepping Higher Scholars, and the APS STEM Scholarship Awards. In 2023, A Stepping Stone Foundation will award over $44,000 in scholarship awards and since 2001, the Billie…Continued
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A Life of Literacy Passion and Achievement – Maritza’s Story In celebration of International Women’s Day, we want to share the story of Maritza – one of our first preschoolers in our LEAF program, one of our first Billie Gannaway Scholarship award winners and a proud parent of 3! Maritza’s father immigrated from Mexico more…Continued
We are so very proud of all our Billie Gannaway Memorial Scholarship winners! This past award year, we also gave five Ivey Stepping Higher (ISHS) scholarships and for the first time two William O. Smith (WOSS) scholarships. Due to COVID19, we could not present awards in person like we usually do, but had a slide…Continued
We would like to congratulate all 39 scholars for their Billie Gannaway Award. Also, a special thank you to the 16 students that were able to attend the award ceremony that took place Tuesday, April 25th. It really means so much for Stepping Stone because it gives us the ability to see students grow.
On Tuesday, April 21st, eighty guests gathered to celebrate the latest group of Billie Gannaway Memorial Scholarship (BGMS) award recipients. This year, the BGMS Team awarded 29 scholarships. Also, thanks to the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust (NMPCT), five additional scholarships were awarded concurrently to five of those students. These five awards are called the…Continued
A Stepping Stone Foundation will celebrate 25 years of providing high quality preschool with family literacy this coming August. As the years went by, we realized, not only do our children need a great start in life, they need access to higher education. Thanks to the vision of our founder, Rev. Bill Smith and one…Continued
Hello! My name is Bianca Ortega. From what I remember, I started my preschool days with Carmen Sanchez. She was my preschool teacher at Isaac Preschool from the years 1998-1999. It seems like so long ago, but I do remember playing dress up and frolicking on the playground with my classmates. It was a time…Continued