"A dream you dream alone is only a dream.
A dream you dream together is reality."

-John Lennon
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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TEGEST KEBEDE
Founder
Growing up I had dreams of being a world-famous gymnast. Unfortunately, my family was unable to financially support those dreams. I was given the practical advice to become a doctor, or a lawyer, like most kids. So I went to law school, only to discover that it is not for me. It did not make my spirit smile the way gymnastics did. I decided that when I have children, I would allow them to pursue their dreams, whatever they are.

When my boys were old enough, I asked them to close their eyes and dream. I asked, “What do you see?” One said an illustrator/artist, the other said the world’s best entertainer. As we have worked on their crafts for the past few years, I have met so many parents striving to follow their children’s dreams too. Through these parents, I have found that the most common reason the efforts of dedicated and hardworking kids fail is due to the lack of finances.

Money should not be the reason why a girl who dances, and trains five hours a day, doesn’t become a professional ballerina or a boy who draws and sketches for hours at a time doesn’t become a graphic illustrator. Inspired by a desire to help children who dream, work hard and are passionate, Gifting Dreamers was born. I am passionate about service, education, enrichments and living your LIFE’S PURPOSE!
THE GIFTING DREAMERS BOARD
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FRED HATCHER, JR.
Board Treasurer
Fred D. Hatcher Jr. is a visionary businessman as General Manager and Director of Joe Dumars Fieldhouse with exceptional proficiency in business and financial account management. Fred has optimized product and program management functions for Joe Dumars Fieldhouse and United Parcel Service for the last 27 years. His accomplishments include growing revenues through business development, e-commerce and marketing.

Fred has an entrepreneurial and financial mindset as founder and CEO of his company Sports Jersey City. Fred is a Graduate of Western Michigan University, E-Commerce University, a financial businessman and lifelong resident of Detroit MI.Fred D. Hatcher Jr. is a visionary businessman as General Manager and Director of Joe Dumars Fieldhouse with exceptional proficiency in business and financial account management. Fred has optimized product and program management functions for Joe Dumars Fieldhouse and United Parcel Service for the last 27 years. His accomplishments include growing revenues through business development, e-commerce and marketing.

Fred has an entrepreneurial and financial mindset as founder and CEO of his company Sports Jersey City. Fred is a Graduate of Western Michigan University, E-Commerce University, a financial businessman and lifelong resident of Detroit MI.
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TIA ROBINSON
Board Secretary
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TED HOU
Vice President
Ted Hou, CPA is an accomplished accounting professional with a solid background in financial operations, analysis, controlling, forecasting/budgeting, and internal controls. 30+ years of experience with large global companies, joint ventures, and CPA firm.
With a BS Accounting degree from Ball State University, Muncie, IN
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MIKAKA SPANN
Director of Advancement

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We are constantly looking for assistance with program funding and organizational formatting.  It is our goal to expand our current programming with new and innovative approaches. 
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