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May 3, 2020

Our Dream Achievers have resilience, fortitude, and drive. That is how they are able to commit to simultaneously handling families, schooling, and a job. Add COVID-19 to the mix, and an already challenging life pace can become nearly impossible. 

We have been in touch with all our Dream Achievers to express our concern and to understand the impact of COVID-19 on each of them individually.

Many of our other Dream Achievers have assured us th...

May 3, 2020

First, thank you to our many Dream Achievers in the medical field who are on the front lines serving Austin and Central Texas providing much needed healthcare during this urgent COVID-19 crisis. I'd also like to offer encouragement to our newer Dream Achievers to hang in there, even though careers may have been put on temporary hold, Dream Come True is there for you.

The Dream Come True Foundation, now more than ever, has a place in our...

May 3, 2020

Myra Segura has an abundance of ambition. It’s what drove her as a young teenager to obtain admission to an extremely competitive high school. It’s what drove her to plan to become the first in her family to receive a college education. And when, as a single mother at the age of 18, her journey may have been altered, she merely pressed harder. It was more important than ever to Myra that she set goals that would provide financial security...

October 23, 2019

Johnny Heiselberg is ready to help someone achieve their dream as he takes on his new role as DCTF mentor. 

When asked what his goal will be as a mentor, Johnny explains,"to contribute curiosity, confidence and a bit of resilience."

Johnny gave us a little insight into his world when he said, "I am presently learning how to build wood furniture, love trail running and a very decent chef. Also a very engaged dad (to a 6-year old girl) and a...

October 23, 2019

 Dream Come True is proud to have Ginny Fredericks on our team.

When asked to give us a little insight into her story, this is what she said:

I got my LMSW in 1983 from University of Washington and worked as a social worker until 2013, when I retired due to my husband’s illness. For 22 years I worked for Early Childhood Intervention, working with families with children under 3 who had delays or were medically fragile. I worked primarily wit...

October 18, 2019

Piet Van Waarde playes an important role as a DCTF mentor!

Piet  has 40 years of experience in pastoral ministry.  He is also the President of SideWalk, a business consulting company, committed to walking alongside leaders to help them maximize their organizational and personal effectiveness. Piet has his MBA and Theological degrees from Regent University.  Presently he serves as the Executive Pastor of Group Life and Leadership Devel...

October 18, 2019

Dream Come True is thrilled to have Sandeep Gupta join the team as a valuable mentor!

Sandeep's story:

Sandeep is a software technology executive. In 2001, he co-founded Calavista Software, a software services firm, and has served over a hundred companies, from pre-funded startups to the Fortune 50. Sandeep is driven by his family, friends, employees, and customers achieving their dream. That drive is a natural match with DCTF’s mission. He...

September 11, 2019

The Dream Come True Foundation is proud to announce that the

2019 Community Dream Achiever Award will be presented to

Clayton Christopher at the DCTF Disco Dreams Gala on September 26. 

Clayton is passionate about the natural foods industry and entrepreneurship. He’s currently a co-founder of CAVU Venture Partners, an investment firm focused on helping best in class food and beverage brands scale.  Prior to CAVU, Clayton was the co-founder...

August 7, 2019

We’ve been named a finalist in the Celia Bell SCORE Austin Annual Entrepreneur Awards!  SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and maintain their businesses.There are three awards presented for exceptional dedication to starting, growing and nurturing a small business or non-profit organization.

The winner will be announced on September 24, 2019 at the SCORE Award Lun...

July 30, 2019

“Giving up is just not an option.”

The Dream

When Jessica Avelar was only seven years old and living with her family in Elgin, Texas, she and her sister went looking for a missing purple-dyed Easter chick.  Sadly, they discovered its lifeless body under the family house and when they went to retrieve it, Jessica’s sister was bitten by the rattlesnake who had stolen the chick.  As her sister recuperated at Brackenridge Hospital, Jessica was...

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