Michael Danziger Obituary & Memorial Service

Thank you to the many of you who have flooded Steppingstone with kind words and memories of Michael Danziger over the past few days. Mike’s life will be celebrated in a memorial service held at Harvard Memorial Church (1 Harvard Yard) in Cambridge at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 2. There will be free parking available in the Broadway Garage located at 7 Felton Street in Cambridge. When parking, please mention that you are attending the Danziger memorial service. A reception at The Charles Hotel will follow the service. Mike’s obituary and directions are below.

Obituary

Michael Paskus Danziger
Father, Teacher, Loyal friend and Steppingstone Foundation Cofounder Michael Paskus Danziger died on Saturday, November 25, 2017 in Barnard, VT. Michael was born on August 31, 1963 in New York City to Peggy Block Danziger and Richard M. Danziger. He attended the Collegiate School, Yale College, Oxford University, and the Harvard School of Education. He taught English at the St. Marks School in Southborough, MA and the Harvard School in Los Angeles, CA. While at the Harvard School of Education, he and John Simon founded The Steppingstone Foundation in 1990. Steppingstone is a program that prepares underserved schoolchildren for educational opportunities that lead to college success. Michael served as the President and CEO of Steppingstone from 1990 to 2008 and served on the board until the time of his death. He served on the board of trustees of the Fessenden School and the Collegiate School. He is survived by his sons James, Robert, Charles, and Theodore Danziger and their mother Elizabeth (Betsy) Lind Danziger; his twin sister Katie Danziger; his grandmother, Adele Block; and his parents. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 2 at 10:00 AM at the Harvard Memorial Church, 1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA. Reception to follow at the Charles Hotel. Donations may be made in his honor to the Steppingstone Foundation, 1 Appleton Street, Boston, MA 02116. Arrangements under the care of Concord Funeral Home, A Life Celebration® Home www.concordfuneral.com

Memorial Service

Saturday, December 2
10:00 am
Harvard Memorial Church
1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge

Map to Broadway Garage

The entrance to Broadway Garage is at 7 Felton Street in Cambridge. Felton is a one-way street north of Broadway. The garage is a 5 minute walk from Memorial Church.

When parking, please mention that you are attending the Danziger memorial service.

Broadway Garage

Directions to Memorial Church and Harvard Yard

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From Boston/Route 93: 

Take Storrow Drive West. Bear right for the exit for Harvard Square and at the end of the exit ramp turn right onto a short bridge (the Larz Anderson Bridge). Continue straight off the bridge onto JFK Street. Go straight up JFK Street to the second set of lights, at which point you will be in Harvard Square.

From the Massachusetts Turnpike:

Take Exit 18 for Cambridge/Allston; bear to the right (for Cambridge). After the toll booths, do not cross over the bridge into Cambridge; instead, take a left onto Storrow Drive West. Bear right for the exit for Harvard Square and at the end of the exit ramp turn right onto a short bridge (the Larz Anderson Bridge). Continue straight off the bridge onto JFK Street. Go straight up JFK Street to the second set of lights, at which point you will be in Harvard Square.