SMD Mentorship Fund



The Susan M. Daniels Mentorship Fund was established in 2011 to carry on Susan’s legacy as a passionate advocate for helping youth and young adults with disabilities connect to meaningful careers. The fund will spotlight and support mentoring programs that enable young people with disabilities to become productive, independent citizens.

A Mentorship Advisory Committee, composed of experts in the field from across the country, is guiding the Fund’s activities. To learn more about Mentorship Advisory Committee members check out their BIOs.

Mentoring Advisory Committee Members

  • Carrie Griffin Basas
    Law Professor, Seattle WA
  • Dana Fink
    Assistant Project Coordinator, Institute for Educational Leadership,, Washington DC
  • Tim Harrington
    Executive Director, The Ability Center, Greater Toledo OH
  • Leah Katz-Hernandez
    Executive Director, Deaf Youth USA, Chicago IL
  • Lynnae Ruttledge
    RSA Commissioner (retired), Vancouver WA
  • Regina Snowden, MSW
    Founder and Executive Director, Partners for Youth with Disabilities, Boston MA


To learn more about the Mentorship Fund, email:

To donate to the Mentorship Fund, go


You may also send checks payable to:


c/o Barbara Butz, President

4220 Natural Bridge Road, Tallahassee, Florida