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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...

July 30, 2019

“Receiving a DCTF scholarship was such a weight off my shoulders - it literally took my breath away”

The Dream

A lifetime in the military and criminal justice system had a great influence on the head of the Flores household. And so Gabe Flores’ childhood -- and that of his two brothers -- were defined by the three principles their father held dearest:  discipline, training and focus.  

Growing up in Pflugerville, the Flores boys pa...

July 30, 2019

“I have the power and need to change the narrative.”

The Back Story

As a child and a military “brat,” Ebony Edmondson-Stites and her four siblings moved around a great deal.  This experience helped her to learn quickly to acclimate to the world around her as her surroundings were always changing. One change that rocked her world was the sudden death of her father when she was only 15 years old. As a result, her drive dissipated and she no l...

July 30, 2019

“Having someone listening to you really means the world.”

The Dream

Adriana Zermeno was born to young parents who separated, remarried and started new families of their own. The transition was hard and 11-year-old Adriana felt left behind and that she had to mature quickly for her age. Her mom had to work two jobs to make ends meet for their family so sometimes that left Adriana having to care for her younger brother. However, her grandpare...

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