About DREAM Fund
Dedicating Resources to Employees of Advertising and Media (DREAM) Fund is a nonprofit foundation and the support link to the community of advertising, public relations and media professionals across the Southwest. We exist to aid colleagues – in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas and Louisiana – through financial assistance and emotional support during times of personal crisis.
Since 1991, DREAM Fund has gifted nearly $2,500,000 to individuals facing illness, medical emergencies and other unexpected hardship.
Your tax-deductible contribution to DREAM Fund can ensure continued help to those who need it – people who, many times, would not qualify for assistance from other sources.
Bad things do happen to good people. But beautiful things happen when people pull together. And teamwork is what makes our DREAM work.
Our Core Values
- Bridge the gap from crisis to a new normal.
- Work quickly to provide assistance.
- Take care of our own.
- Committed group of volunteers.
- Pay it forward to our industry.
- Provide comfort and hope to those in need.
- Work as a team.
- Build others up.
What We Do
We provide financial, as well as, emotional assistance to those in need. Our goal is to make sure emotional needs are met, as well as financial. Emotional care can mean anything from sending flowers, serving meals, assisting with transportation to medical treatment, providing childcare, to in home care. Our philosophy is to be THERE when someone is need. We strive to meet all needs, not just financial needs. We can share story after story of volunteers spending weekends to care for terminally ill colleagues, visiting those who are home or hospital bound, or filling a prescription late at night so that a critical dose of medication is not missed. We give in the most meaningful way, meeting the most immediate needs.
What People Say
“A committed group of marketers lending a helping hand to those in need of financial help and hope!”Don Clampitt, Chairman and CEO, Clampitt Paper
“DREAM Fund helps bridge the gap both financially and emotionally, taking a very personal interest in each man, woman or family helped. Money isn’t always “everything”…knowing that someone is there, listening and supporting can ease the difficulty of crisis.”Greg Finch, Account Executive, CBS11/TXA21
“DREAM Fund is one of the best things in the world! I don’t know what state our family would be in without them. After my husband’s tragic stroke, we had a long hospital stay that was very costly, even with insurance. DREAM Fund came to the rescue like a superhero and made it virtually worry free for our family, so that we could focus on recovery. There truly aren’t enough good things to say about this organization and the volunteers that keep it running. Anyone able to contribute to this great organization, SHOULD…they are literally a life saver.”Yulissa James, DREAM Fund recipient
“DREAM Fund was the very first to help my friend, Ellen, and also there for her as she took her last breath. She was incredibly grateful and called them her angels, even when forming words were a challenge. DREAM Fund not only SAVED her financially in her absolute lowest time and highest need, they were also there emotionally and helped me love her. This woman who was so influential in the radio industry, and so many careers, would have felt extremely alone and forgotten had it not been for this organization. I will NEVER forget these angels, never forget what their help meant to her. And me.”Marti Jordan, Senior Director, Business Analytics Talent Plus, Inc.