Stauffer scholars

Dear Editor:The ScholarShare Report for November 2012, where I have opened 529 college savings accounts for my children, arrived in my mailbox coincidentally at the same time that the Nov. 29 edition of The Downey Patriot's article about the Stauffer Scholars was published. The ScholarShare report speaks eloquently about Dr. Stauffer contributions to this community. "She (Dr. Stauffer) spends her later years impacting the lives of youth living in the Los Angeles suburb (Downey)," the report states. "The reason Dr. Stauffer has a special place in ScholarShare's heart is the work she does for local students in getting them prepared to handle the burden of paying for college. She remains committed to leaving a lasting legacy behind. In all, the Stauffer Foundation has given $4 million over the past 20 years to grantees in Downey, but her impact will stretch far beyond city borders." I am glad to see this kind of recognition given to Dr. Stauffer and it is my hope that the Downey Unified School District also recognizes Dr. Stauffer's contributions to the students, teachers and schools of Downey by naming a school after her. Jorge Montero Downey

********** Published: December 6, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 34