I want to make the case to you this week in the Tuesday Report that giving back to others some of what you have received makes good business sense. It’s not just an American value, it makes sense in the boardroom. A shrinking middle class in American and around the world is a shrinking market, which shrinks the opportunity for business.
Yet unfortunately traditional charity often does not create opportunity and all too often is part of the poverty trap.I want to make the case to you this week in the Tuesday Report that giving back to others some of what you have received makes good business sense. It’s not just an American value, it makes sense in the boardroom. A shrinking middle class in American and around the world is a shrinking market, which shrinks the opportunity for business.
The fundamental reason to give back to others is to create opportunity for them and for us in a more prosperous world where all ships rise. In order to do that, we must seriously redefine what we call charity. The trillions of dollars we spend to sustain people in poverty is a sad, inadequate strategy.
A decade and a half ago from the back of a napkin, Carol Kallendorf, PhD, and I began to build a model that turns the traditional view of charity on its head–that’s when we partnered with nonprofits such as LifeWorks and Capital IDEA in Austin Texas, and a host of other volunteers to begin The Dream Come True Foundation.
The Dream Come True Foundation finds people trapped in intergenerational poverty–people working multiple jobs at minimum wage–and partners with them to achieve a high five figure income in about two years. We do that by tapping into the power of their own dream–for them and for their families. They achieve their own dream with mentoring and a financial boost from Dream Come True.
The Dream Come True Foundation gives people a lift–but never a free ride. We subscribe to the concept that we’re all in this together, and we must pull our own weight.
We find people with powerful dreams that become solid students in health care, science, technology and skilled trades. They have gone on to become programmers, nurses, engineers, social workers, lawyers, and plumbers.
We want to invite you to celebrate the success of this model with Quita Culpepper, KVUE anchor, Heather Bailey, Dream Come True President, and Sam Myers, past president and community leader.
Dream Come True Gala
Thursday, September 26, 2019
505 E 7th St. Austin, TX 78701
For more information go to: www.everonesdreamcometrue.org
Clayton Christopher, Austin iconic entrepreneur, will be the Dream Come True Community Award winner. Previous winners are Austin Chief of Police Art Acevedo, Mayor Steve Adler, Eugene Sepulveda, Heather Brunner, Bishop Sterling Lands II, and Quita Culpepper.
We have been gratified that business understands the value of Dream Come True its work to create opportunity.
Some of our corporate sponsors corporate partners are:
Delta Associates, Inc.
Dream Come True is going through a big scaling process right now. We have a new Executive Director, Chiquita Board. We are proud of our chapter in Kingsville and we have plans to expand in South Texas. We hope that you can join us in the Celebration of our Dream Achievers. It’s a dream we can all enjoy.