Jeff & Dan

In 2003, Jeff Cronn and Dan Blaufus were running buddies on a mission: to change the world, one person at a time, by affecting the educational and life opportunities low-income children were exposed to.

It was a long term ideal that would take long term commitment; nothing new to these marathon runners. With help from their families, and then from other friends and supporters, their mission for Marathon Scholars took hold and has brought more than 120 mentoring opportunities (and growing) to children in the Portland metro area.

Just goes to show: never underestimate the power of an idea whose time has come, combined with the passion of people who won’t quit.