2023 GALA HONOREE

Dan Leventhal

Dan Leventhal is the Founder and President of Bronx LacrosseBronx Lacrosse serves over 200 middle and high school students in the South Bronx, one of the most underserved congressional districts in the U.S. Program participants are fierce competitors, committed teammates, and hard working student athletes.
As a Teach for America ’15 Corps Member, Dan worked as a special education math teacher at Highbridge Green Middle School in the South Bronx. During his time there, he launched the school’s first ever after school lacrosse program. Seeing an immediate and dramatic impact on the students’ behavior and academic performance, and as a means to deepen his connection with his students, he formally launched Bronx Lacrosse. Soon after he expanded the program’s reach to three other schools in the area.
Dan was a member of the Men’s Lacrosse Team at Tufts (‘14), which won the 2014 DIII National Championship. There, he worked with Team Impact, a non-profit that connects children facing serious illnesses with college athletic teams. He remains an active member of the organization. He received his Masters in Education from Fordham University and currently resides in Manhattan.

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