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Montessori Development Partnerships is dedicated to bringing human and financial resources into a coordinated effort that results in greater support for Montessori schools in North America.
Montessori Development Partnerships envisions more access to Montessori for more children.
"More Montessori for More Children" ~ Debra Hershey Guren Shares Her Story
Debra Hershey Guren discusses finding an environment where her children could discover their own potential, and her work with Montessori schools in the USA and internationally. As the CEO/Executive Director of the Hershey Foundation, Board Emeritus at Hershey Montessori School, and Executive Director for Montessori Development Partnerships, Debra has worked closely with Montessori families, children, teachers, trainers, and administrators in the United States for the past 35 years.
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MDP was founded in 1990 by Debra Guren and David Kahn. Visit the timeline to see the history of MDP.
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MDP is powered by funding from inspired individuals, foundations, and
corporations who share the mission.
The Hershey Foundation
The Hershey Family Foundation
The Cleveland Foundation
The Martha Holden Jennings Foundation
Robert and Laurel Weinberg
Peter and Debbie Guren
Charles and Char Fowler
The George Gund Foundation
Carver Financial Services
Harry K. Fox and Emma F. Fox Charitable Foundation
Joseph Family Charitable Foundation
S. Livingston Mather Foundation
O'Neill Brothers Foundation
Susan & John Turben Foundation
Lauren K Weinberg Fund
The Wolpert Fund
Jim and Maria Boyer
Gary and Cari Gross
Sara Guren, Bowman and Stella Beeman
Zach & Lauren Guren
J. Scott Hackenberg
Barry & Connie Hershey
Meg Sondey & William Hines
Jacquelynn Hinkle Clifford
Myah & Jaime Irick
Anne & Joseph Juster
Barbara and David Kahn
Anne Marie Kollander
Nate & Karen McDonald
Network for Good
Jane & Fritz Neubauer
David & Enid Rosenberg
Alan & Barbara Rosskamm
William & Ava Stephans
Steve & Sally Terrell