The Memorial Organizing Committee selected Jim Saum as the first H.B. McDaniel Individual Award winner. The Award was presented to Jim at the conference banquet on Friday June 28, 1974. The Organizing Committee continued to meet through 1974-76 planning on how to more permanently organize to continue the memorials for Dr. Mac. The 1975 Conference Committee was selected and an Awards Committee organized. A Loan Fund for Stanford students was established with the help of Guy Browning and John Krumboltz. The 1975 Summer Conference was held on June 26-28, 1975.
At the Organizing Committee meeting in June 1976 the H.B. McDaniel Foundation was formalized. It was recommended that the Foundation develop a relationship with the CPGA Education Foundation as the best approach to obtaining nonprofit status. This arrangement was legalized and the H.B. McDaniel Foundation became associated with the CPGA Education Foundation and is covered under their nonprofit status.
In 1978 the McDaniel Foundation Board decided that in memory of Dr. Mac an award be initiated for an outstanding staff of counselors who had developed a unique, creative program that was recognized for its student services delivery system. The first group so recognized in June 1978 was the Moorpark College counseling and guidance staff.
As of 2003, there have been 37 Individual Award winners selected in the 29 year history of the award. The H.B. McDaniel Group Award has been in existence for 25 years but only 23 groups have been judged excellent enough to receive that award.
A “Hall of Fame” for counseling professionals who should be recognized for their contributions to the counseling profession was proposed. The Board decided to provide an H.B. McDaniel Hall of Fame in 1992. As of 2003, there have been 69 people inducted into the Hall of Fame and their names have been engraved on the Hall of Fame plaque which resides in John Krumboltz office, formerly McDaniel’s in the Stanford School of Education Building.
Two other projects have been undertaken. Interviews of key people in the development of school counseling in California as a basis for writing a history of school counseling in the state were completed. The writing using the interviews has started. The second project, a $1500 research fellowship for a Stanford doctoral student in counseling psychology, has been granted to three students over the last five years.
In 1973, about a year after Dr. McDaniel died, two of his masters degree graduates – Betty Ann Truce and Shirley Stein Raymer went to see Mrs. McDaniel about creating a memorial for Dr. Mac. No one was doing anything and there didn’t seem to be any interest at Stanford University in undertaking such a task. Mrs. McDaniel suggested that they contact Dale Burklund and see if he had any ideas.
Betty and Shirley contacted Dale and he agreed to call a few of Dr. Mac’s former students and see if there was any interest in working on planning a memorial for Dr. McDaniel. A group of about six people met with Betty, Shirley and Dale in Betty Truce’s office and explored ideas for a memorial.
This group developed a plan to create memorials around the things that H.B. McDaniel did that made him so important to his former students and counselors in California. Dr. Mac was known for always being willing to make a loan or find a job for one of his students in need. The second thing he was renowned for was his summer seminars for counselors. The third of his strengths was identifying outstanding counseling and guidance programs and promoting their creative ways of delivering student services.
The committee decided to try to get support for three memorials to H.B. McDaniel: a summer conference, and annual award to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the counseling profession in California ad a loan fund for graduate students in the counseling program at Stanford.
Dale mailed out a request for contributions to about 140 people. Shirley and Betty took care of the financial records. The first Annual McDaniel Conference was organized. HB Gelatt chaired the conference committee and those working with him were Guy Browning, Stan Bowers, Stan Ostrom, Jim Saum, Ned Tibby and Judy Warmington. The first conference was held from June 27-29, 1974.