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 has spotlighted and supported mentoring programs that enable young people with disabilities to become productive, independent citizens. Two grants from this fund have been given to Partners for Youth with Disabilities of Boston Massachusetts. The first grant was to create an electronic database to support mentoring activities – called Campus Career Connect. It provided services to students with disabilities at the University of California, Berkeley.

The second of these grants was to support the development of the Susan M. Daniels Mentoring Hall of Fame which will have its inauguration of new members in the fall of 2015 at the national conference of the US Business Leadership Network.

Initial work to develop these projects and to create the National Mentoring Collaborative was accomplished by a PolicyWorks Mentorship Advisory Committee. Members included: Lynnae Ruttledge, Leah Katz Hernandez, Dana Fink, Regina Snowden, Carrie Griffin, Tim Harrington,

This committee unsettled in 2015 with the establishment of the National Disability Mentoring Coalition, see link.



To learn more about the Mentorship Fund, email:


To donate to the Mentorship Fund, click on the link below:

You may also send checks payable to:

PolicyWorks, Inc.

c/o Barbara Butz, President

4220 Natural Bridge Road, Tallahassee, Florida