FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 12, 2019
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Contact: Beverly Slater, Gala Co-Chair
BeverlySlater929@gmail.com, (917) 612-8821
D.R.E.A.M. Foundation Hall of Fame Awards Developing: Inclusive Collaborations Through Community Building
After more than 40 years of serving the community, ‘The Friends of DeCosta Headley’ transitioned its community-based supportive services programs to a new philanthropic entity named ‘Developing Restoring Enriching Advancing Many Foundation, Inc.’ (‘D.R.E.A.M. Foundation’). This innovative 501(c) (3), tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization will be our vehicle to take our longstanding assistance programs benefiting communities to greater heights.
Our most prestigious Hall of Fame Awards will be conferred upon to seven (7) outstanding individuals. This year’s theme is “Developing Inclusive Collaborations Through Community Building.” These awards identify selfless individuals who work behind the scenes without seeking the limelight for their efforts, while lending credit to others. In everything that they do, they respect all of our communities’ citizens-- generously increasing access to resources and promoting equal treatment and opportunity. We recognize that even though an individual may differ in some ways; we often share common personal goals and objectives. These awardees are unique individuals who have reached out to the community as well as individuals to help them overcome obstacles without expecting any reward or recognition.
In addition to recognizing the exemplary character and commitment as well as the viable work in the community, this is a fundraiser for the D.R.E.A.M. Foundation. This fundraiser assists us to continue many of our initial projects including providing scholarships for youth and grants to community-based programs as well as coordinate community health workshops and improve provisions for senior citizens and indigent members of our community during the Thanksgiving Holiday.
The GALA will be held: Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the El Caribe Country Club Restaurant located at 5945 Strickland Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11234. The GALA evening begins with a 6:00 pm social hour with seating promptly at 7:00 pm. The evening’s flow includes a set of choices for dinner, announcement of the winners of our college scholarship and community- based grant as well as our presentation of awards to the Foundation’s 2019 honorees, which will be capped off with an evening of entertainment. Dress code is Business Formal.