Welcome to the Dream Foundation, Inc.
This is an important year for the Dream Foundation. This year we celebrate the "Live The Dream" license plates 16th year as the nations first specialty plate with the image of Dr. King. Having the plate available in Florida tag offices for motorist to purchase has allowed the Foundation to continue fighting poverty, issues of infant mortality and illness. We also celebrate the renewing of the licensing agreement between the Dream Foundation and the King family for the use of the MLK imgage, writings, speeches, video and etc .
We celebrate the Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and February Black History month. In doing so, the Dream Foundation will take every opportunity to discuss Kings legacy as it relates to the goals of the Dream Foundation. This began with the keynote speech at the Clay County MLK breakfast, taking place on January 15th, 2018. In 2019, and now in the mist of the global pandemic of 2020.....we've continued reminding Floridians of Dr. Kings legacy, as Florida continues righting wrongs such as restoration of voting rights. There is a story that continues to need to be told in America. In addition to perceptions on the progess of our joint humanity, we tell the story of the Dream Foundation... and how it aims to serve our state through the proceeds provided to our communities from the "Live the Dream" license plate, work of our dedicated programs, and your donations . Please join us around the state.
Message From President/CEO
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To the left, The Honorable State Representative Bruce Antone, Chair of The Florida Legislative Black Caucus, and to the right, Jimmy Fasig Esq of Fasig and Books PA are being presented the Celebrate The legacy .. Living the Legacy Award on November 6, 2019 by Dream Foundaion CEO Michael Dobson for their lifes work and promoting the legacy of Dr. King in their service to the state and the work they do in their communities and throughout Florida
Representative Bruce Antone
Jimmy Fasig, Esq
At Celebrate The Legacy Lecture Series, Michael Dobson, speaks as Coral Nichols listens in
Dream Foundation President and CEO Michael Dobson gives opening remarks at Nov 6 celebrate The Legacy Lecture Series at FSU Turnbull Center
Dana Brooks and Jimmy Fasig, with the Fasig and Brooks PA team at the celebrate The Legacy leacture Series
Corale Nichols of Empowered To Change, Inc gives closing testimonial at Celebrate The Legacy Lecture Series
Celebrate The Legacy Lecture Series - FSU Augustus B. Turnbull Center
Commissioner Curtis Richardson, Dana Brooks of Fasig and Brooks chat at reception
Dream Foundation President and CEO Michael Dobson at reception with Rev Greg James and panelist Jessica Yeary, Esq
'Crisis' situation: Town hall will address City Walk Urban Mission, Tallahassee homelessness
Coronavirus killing blacks in Florida’s larger cities disproportionately
Black defendants spend more time in jail for the same crimes. Something has to change
From left to right, Michael Dobson, Coral Nicoles, Reggie , Jessicya Year
Kiesha Lance Bottoms Civil Rights Speech
Dream Foundation President and CEO Michael Dobson at Gasden County voting event Oct 2020
When you purchase a Live The Dream license plate, you make a statement of peace, the equality promised in our founding documents and the thankfulness for the bloodshed spent assuring that we live in the greatest country with equality for all.
Dream Foundation Fighting For Homeless during global pandemic for Shelter in Tallahassee -April 2021
Forum on Amendment 4
Angela Davis Speaks In Florida 1979
"WE CELEBRATE THE LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR, IN ALL WE DO"
Dr. Tameka Hobbs, PhD
Dr. Dale Brill,PhD
Dr. Sharon Ames Denard,PhD
Dr. Debra Raiford, PhD
Brandon Wolfe Equality Florida Media Relations Manager
Andrew Warren, Esq State Attorney of Hillsborough County
Dr, Bahiyyah Maroon, PhD CEO of The Polis Institute
Jennifer Carroll Former Lt Governor of Florida
Dwight Bullard Former State Senator and Educator
Renee Miller Founder and Director of City Walk Urban Mission
Market President for Florida Blue
Eddy Maritin Executive Director Lift Orlando
Tim Giuliani President & CEO Orlando Economic Partnership
Tangela L. Sears
Founder Florida Parents of Murdered Children
Venise White, MHP,MHPE Certified Equity and Inclusion Trainer for Cultural Compentcy in Health and Human Services Second Vice President-Florida Public Health Association
Tallahassee City Commissioner and former State Representative Curtis Richardson and Leon County Clerk of Court Gwen Marshall
Celebrate The Legacy Lecture Series moderator, Nicole Everett of "Conversations With Nicole"
The Dream Foundation, continuing Dr. Kings legacy in its attendence at the 2019 Poor People's Campaign National "Call For a Moral Revival" in Washington DC, The Dream Foundations President/ CEO was a Florida delegate to the hearing whereby Rev William Barber and Rev Liz Teoharris (Poor People Campaign Chairs) addressed the U.S. House Budget committee on poverty. Michael Dobson prays outside of Cannon Building after the hearing, and stands with the Florida delegation at the event location of Trinity University.
Florida State Director,
Fines and Fees Justice Center
Dr. Keith D. Parker, PhD
FAMU Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Chair, 2021 National Civil Rights Conference
Ada Goodly, Esq
Dir of Louis A. Berry Institute for Civil Rights and Justice at Southern University Law Center
Owner, The Goodly Group, LLC
Advisory Board, Dillard Univrsity Center for Racial Justiice
Symeria Hudson, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer
Deidre A. Keller
Dean of Florida A&M University College of Law
President and Exec Director
Horizon Communities In Prison
The purchase of a "Live The Dream" license plate, the nations first license plate bearing Dr. Kings image, is an investment in children, families and maginalized communities. To become an owner of the "Live The Dream" license plate, go to your local tax collectors office to make the purchase. A list of offices are here. Secondly, you can always make an inquiry at the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles(DHSMV)
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Student Advisory Board, Dilliard University Center For Racial Justice
The "Live The Dream" specialty license plate can be purchased at any time. Meaning, one does not have to wait for a renewal date, replacement date or for when your current registration expires. You can at any time go to a tag office in person or online and request a "Live The Dream" license plate. It would require only $25 in addition to your regular fee.
Support the mission of the Dream Foundation. That means supporting programs and a misson to address the most severe needs of our communities regarding health, education, civil rights, poverty, mental illness, strengthening families and making sure that the legacy of Dr. King is not just remembered but is also an action. DONATE! HELP US FIGHT BY INVESTING IN THIS IMPORTANT CAUSE, WHICH IMPACTS YOUR LIFE!
Florida State Representative, Dist 44
Dr. Antonio Cuyler,PhD
Past presenters at annual conference
October 2022: The Dream Foundation travels to assist those displaced by Hurrican Ian. We ask for prayers for tha families impacted
Thanks To All Who a Attended and Participated In: 1st and 2nd Annual
Florida Conference on Race , Equality, Justice and Opportunity
Register for 3rd Annual Florida Conference on Race, Equality Justice and Opportunity (July 2023) HERE