Dave Steadly Named a Community Service Award Finalist

Dave Steadly

Dave Steadly, Hyde Charter Schools Board Member, Named an “Invest In Others Charitable Foundation” Community Service Award Finalist

On September 13, David M. Steadly, a broker at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, joined his fellow nominees at a dinner in their honor at Cipriani. The next day, he and fellow nominees rang the NASDAQ opening bell and attended a ceremony to celebrate their selfless contributions to charitable causes. As a finalist, Dave was presented with a check for $5,000 made out to Hyde Leadership Charter School. We are so proud of Dave and his accomplishments!

“Having a safe home is as important as having good teachers,” according to David Steadly, a senior vice president in New York with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, explaining his devotion to the Hyde Leadership Charter School in an impoverished section of the South Bronx.

Since 2006, he has donated and raised more than $86,000, and another $198,000 is in the pipeline. This 900-student college prep school, founded six years ago, is part of a network of Hyde schools in four states that emphasize character development — for students as well as their families and teachers — as the cornerstone of their educational approach.

Parents are strongly encouraged to attend family education meetings such as seminars and retreats that focus on self-reflection and personal growth. “We’re supporting parents so they can build a cocoon of protection around their children,” Mr. Steadly said.

“Every time you have a kindergartener walk up to you, look you in the eye and shake your hand, it blows you away,” Mr. Steadly said.