Hall of Fame

Susan M. Daniels wearing a red hatThe Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame was established to honor those who are making a significant difference in the lives of youth and adults with disabilities through mentoring and to raise awareness about the importance of mentoring for individuals with disabilities.

The Hall of Fame’s namesake, Susan M. Daniels, devoted her life to improving the lives of others with disabilities. As a person with a disability who achieved enormous professional and personal success, she had significant impact as a senior policy maker, as an inspirational speaker and teacher, and as a devoted mentor to hundreds of individuals.

In 2015, the National Disability Mentoring Coalition named 25 outstanding leaders as the first inductees into the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame – 25 champions marking the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. These inductees were selected for their demonstrated commitment to mentoring and for their impact on improving the lives of people with disabilities.

The public has been invited to nominate individuals and organizations for the Hall of Fame every year. A total of 179 individuals and 29 organizations have been inducted to date. You can find the full list of 2015-2022 honorees on their respective pages.

July is recognized as Disability Pride Month to celebrate people with disabilities, their identities, their culture, and their contributions to society. PYD seeks nominations for the Class of 2024 of the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame to recognize mentors and organizations whose mentoring has positively impacted people with disabilities.  In honor of Disability Pride Month, the Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be celebrated in July.

Please take a moment to nominate someone and help us expand our networks into communities to tell truly important mentoring stories. 

Please complete and submit the below form by April 12th, 2024 at 8:00PM EST.

If you have any questions or require an alternate format to submit a nomination, please email Kristin, [email protected]

Nominate a mentor into the Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame