DELIVER THE DREAM INC

Making Families Stronger

aka DTD   |   Fort Lauderdale, FL   |  www.deliverthedream.org

Mission

Deliver the Dream provides therapeutic programs to families facing a serious illness, crisis or disability. Most of our participants live in the state of Florida, however, we serve families throughout the United States. Our programs restore hope, strengthen relationships and change perspectives to provide inspiration for the future.

Ruling year info

2000

Executive Director

Ms. Maureen Kohler

Main address

3223 NW 10th Terrace Suite 602

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 USA

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EIN

65-0881619

NTEE code info

Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation (E86)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Family Retreat

Deliver the Dream (DTD), Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides therapeutic programs to families facing a serious illness, crisis or disability. Founded in 1997, Deliver the Dream has served more than 12,500 family members and supported a variety of populations including autism spectrum disorders, adult and childhood cancers, death of a loved one, Down syndrome, epilepsy, LGTBQ youth and teens, Multiple Sclerosis and Veterans in the Southeast United States. Deliver the Dream’s programs continue to restore hope, strengthen relationships, and change perspectives to provide inspiration for the future.

The most popular and longest-running program to Deliver the Dream, our family retreats provide structured, therapeutic and family-centered activities that inspire hope, strengthen relationships and change perspectives for families living with similar circumstances. Families are referred by a network of healthcare organizations, but self-referrals are welcome. Each

Population(s) Served
Families
People with disabilities
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Our results

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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Direction of Success

Holding steady

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Increasing

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community partners referring partners

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Deliver the Dream is aiming to strengthen our impact, build collaborative relations and invest in systems that increase financial stability, advance our mission and make families stronger.

1. Align programs to maximize impact of our work for the families living with a disability, illness or in crisis
2. Strengthen relationships with community partners, community leaders and funders to advance our mission and increase sustainability
3. Invest in internal capacity to support the ongoing evolution of the organization
4. Develop the board of directors to further drive impact and support our vision
5. Improve human relations resources systems and professional development to support organizational growth

We will accomplish our goals by using creative and effective strategies to improve our position and advance our mission. Some of the ways we will make this happen includes:
* Enhancing internal and external communications to develop brand awareness and increase productivity
* Executing program excellence to increase impact on constituents
* Expand fund development base by building relationships
* Increase Information technology capabilities to be competitive and increase awareness

Deliver the Dream has the capabilities for meeting these goals with:
* a strong leader with visionary skills
* a proactive board of directors
* a dedicated professional staff
* 20 years experience providing effective and impactful programs

To date, Deliver the Dream has:
* Secured new funding sources including AAA Foundation and the Dan Marino Foundation
* Developed new partnerships with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, City of Coral Gables and Girl Scouts
* Purchases a new CRM software system and trained staff on same
* Developed and implemented a Marketing Plan
* Reviewed and enhanced programs to ensure greatest impact to constituents

Next steps include:
* build strategic partnerships with organizations that can advance our mission
* provide opportunities for board members to be engaged and increase impact
* continually review and monitor programs to ensure program excellence
* review goals and strategies quarterly to monitor and adjust steps to ensure organizational progress

Financials

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DELIVER THE DREAM INC

Board of directors
as of 04/11/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kelly Phillips

Grant Thornton

Pat Moran

No Affiliation

Christopher Ciano

Aetna

Holly Richardson

No Affiliation

Andres Garcia

Highland Fairview

Diane Gencarelli

Bluegreen Vacations

Valerie Kiffin Lewis

Valerie Kiffin Lewis Law Firm

Scott Lockwood

Aetna

Shawn Mostal

Grant Thornton

Perry Pawaroo

Corporate Management Advisors

Jill Seyfert

Zogenix

Robert Stafford

Atlantix Partners

Jose Tirador

City National

Carolina Veira

CareMax

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/11/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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