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Scholarship Winners 2020-2021

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…

Billie Gannaway Scholars

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.

Congratulations 2015-2016 Billie Gannaway Memorial Scholarship Awardees

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…

2014 Bill and Billie’s Kids Go To College

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…

Hi! Glad to be Here!

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…

Geraldine Medina

My name is Geraldine Medina, I am a former student from A Stepping Stone Foundation. I am currently working at A Stepping Stone Foundation as an Administrative Assistant. I am also attending Glendale Community College, and in the following year I will hopefully transfer to Gateway Community College to start my career as a Radiologist.…

Welcome New Staff!

It was my great pleasure to welcome two former Stepping Stone preschool students to work in our administrative office donated by Climatec Inc.   Geraldine Medina and Bianca Ortega.  Both were preschoolers from 1997-1998 with Mrs. Carmen at Isaac Preschool.  Geraldine attends Glendale Community College and Bianca attends Grand Canyon University. Both young women were awarded…