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Henry Bonner McDaniel (1903-1972) believed in the worth and dignity of each individual and one’s capacity for effective and responsible personal growth. He devoted his life to preparing professionals, programs and services to assist people in their education, career, social and personal development.  The H.B. McDANIEL FOUNDATION was formed to honor and perpetuate the work of Professor H. B. McDaniel, the first Director of Guidance for the California State Department of Education and Professor of Psychology and Education at Stanford University, by improving the field of guidance and counseling and thereby assisting in the optimal growth and development of youth and adults of our present and future times.

How will your donation help?

The H.B. McDaniel Foundation was created to help provide an open forum for the exchange of research and of new ideas and practices relating to counseling and guidance programs / services. The H.B. McDaniel Foundation in conjunction with the California Association of School Counselors (CASC) offers a one-of-its-kind Northern California Counselor Yearly Summit on the Stanford University Campus which provides cutting edge professional development to Northern California School Counselors, Counselor Educators and Graduate Students in the field.

Your donations also generously support our efforts to recognize those individuals and professional groups who are developing new, improved or exemplary counseling and guidance programs/services for all ages and settings. Over the years, we have awarded 50 Individual Award Winners, 35 professional Groups, and over 100 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES.  Donations also assist and encourage graduate students to engage in the study of school counseling and guidance. Over the past 15 years, we have awarded over $23,000 in scholarship monies to graduate students who demonstrate outstanding achievement in Research and Service to the School Counseling profession.

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