The Dream Big Scholarship Fund is dedicated to helping students in financial need through our scholarship program in and around the San Antonio area, who are continuing their education or currently enrolled in college. Our goal is to help deserving individuals within our community achieve their career goals, an objective which has the added benefit of bettering the community at large. In short, our goal is to ensure that no deserving scholar in our community will be deprived of higher education because of a shortage of funds.
The Dream Big Scholarship Fund, of San Antonio, Inc. (DBSF) was established in 2018 by two entrepreneurs Michele Thomas owner of B Michele Professional Services and Adrienne Vann owner of Vannity by Adrienne for the purpose of impacting the community and help students fulfill their dreams. The foundation is the non-profit, charitable arm of the Dream Big Networking Mixer an official Dream Week Event that has been in existence since 2014. In previous years we have donated the proceeds to the MLK Scholarship Fund. The foundation’s philanthropic aims focus on raising monies for scholarships, as well as, organizing and conducting community education programs.
The Foundation’s 501(c)(3) status was secured in 2018. The foundation is responsible for: the disbursement of academic scholarships to exceptional San Antonio-area youth; the execution of educational programs geared towards entrepreneurship, financial literacy and social action and mentoring. The following is a list and brief description of future foundation programs that will be created:
· Entreprenuer Camp – Provide students with an opportunity to learn and receive real world experience of an entrepreneur
· Money Talks Program – The foundation partners with local financial entities ie banks, financial planners and investment firms to provide workshops to educate and empower youth to make good financial planning and money management decisions
· Be The Change- Collect change on a quarterly basis at several different events to include a 24hr Change-A Thon. All change collected will be used to provide uniforms, schools supplies and vouchers for educators.
· Alamo City Stomp Fest – Comprised of collegiate and Alumni African American Greek Organizations competing in a step show event used to raise money for academic scholarships for high school students matriculating into college.