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Moving education forward: Danforth, Stillman double down on education

The Danforth family’s dedication to education has been well documented. Over its 84-year history, The Danforth Foundation (which closed in 2011) donated more than $1 billion to mainly education-related institutions and causes, including about $400 million to Washington University. The cousins are the niece and nephew of Dr. William Danforth, the former chancellor of Washington University credited with the school’s rise to national prominence.

While Danforth’s City Academy is now 16 years into its journey, Hawthorn’s is only beginning...

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