The Jewish Foundation is proud to announce a new fund in memory of Dan Weckstein. The Resilience Scholarship Fund was opened with donations from Dan’s family, friends, colleagues and students. While it is always a sad occasion to mourn the loss of someone so dear, Dan’s family decided to honor his legacy as a teacher, principal and coach by opening a scholarship fund. The fund provides scholarships to area teens who demonstrate resilience in the face of adversity, just as Dan did when he battled brain cancer for over three years. Despite the incredible hardship, Dan remained positive, humble and optimistic.

In a video produced by some of his students before he passed away, Dan was quoted as saying “We stay positive, we stay resilient because of our attitude. We focus on the things we can control. We can control our attitude, we can control how we act around others, how we act when we’re by ourselves and that’s how we stay resilient and positive.” It is this positive attitude and spirit of determination the Weckstein family hopes to encourage with the scholarship fund.

The Jewish Foundation is honored to work with Dan’s family in fulfilling their goals to provide Resilience Scholarships to honor Dan and all he stood for in the face of challenges. If you would like to donate, please click here or call us at 937-610-1555. If you have any further questions, please contact Janese R. Sweeny, Foundation Director, at or 937-401-1542.

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