Tom Tuohy

Tom founded Dreams for Kids in 1989 at the request of his mother, Patricia Tuohy, a single parent of four children. Abandoned by his father at eight years old, Tom was deeply influenced by mentors who introduced him to a level of suffering in other children far worse than his own difficult challenges and presented him with a vastly different worldview.

Tom is an attorney, author, and public speaker and convinced social entrepreneurship will solve our local and global social issues.

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Tyler Woodworth

Grants Writer and Communications
Dreams for Kids

Dave Lawless

ER & HFH Director
Dreams For Kids

Heather Mix

Event Coordinator
Dreams for Kids

Devon Coleman

Community Coordinator
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Alba Corney

Program Intern
Dreams for Kids

Youth Executive Board

A dynamic group of young middle school leaders who are proving they are the generation we have been waiting for and that no one has to wait to be great and to make an impact. Our youth board has created nonprofits and social enterprises and is enrolling thousands of like-minded youth to raise money and to fund youth-led startups.

Jahkil Jackson

Founder Project I Am

Khloe Thompson

Founder Khloe Kares

Braden Baker

Founder Hearing the Call

Havana Chapman-Edwards

Activist The Tiny Diplomat

Mikey Wren

Founder Mikey Knows Biz

Franiya Tiffany

Founder Love Your Art Project

Alyssia Duda

Founder Alyssia's Dream

Sammie Vance

Founder Sammie's Buddy Bench Project

Sir Darius Brown

Founder Paw-Some Mission

C.J. Matthews

Founder Blankies 4 My Buddies

Tamia Coleman-Hawkins

Founder Mia's Treats Delight

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