A Child with a Dream is a Child with a Future - Wintley Phipps, Founder

Dream Academy News | 2010 Power of a Dream Gala

Wednesday April 7, 2010

Every year 500 business leaders, politicians, celebrities, advocates and individual supporters of the U.S. Dream Academy gather in Washington, DC for one of Washington’s premier events. 


The Power of a Dream Gala is a signature fundraising event in Washington, DC to support the work at our Dream Academy Learning Centers.  Over the last decade the U.S. Dream Academy has been widely regarded as one of the most well-established and respected academic and mentoring organizations for children of incarcerated parents and children falling behind in school. 

Join us as we celebrate the stars that make a difference in the lives of so many children and youth across the country. We will once again feature a VIP reception, fine dining, awards presentation and fabulous musical entertainment. 


9th Annual Power of a Dream Gala: Dream America


When:May 18, 2010 

Ritz Carlton Hotel

1150 22nd St., NW

Washington, DC



6:00 PM VIP Reception

7:00 PM Dinner/Awards Presentation


Honorary Chair:  Oscar-Winning Actor Louis Gossett, Jr.
Event Co-Chair:Jonathan Mariner, CFO, Major League Baseball



 Dan Rather

 Actor Angela Bassett

 The Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee

 Dr. Bernice King
 Mary Tucker

Ashley Tyrrel

 Roger Bozarth
 Judge Joe Brown
Keynote speaker
Actor Charles “Roc” Dutton


Comedian/Actor Chris Tucker
 WJLA News Anchor Cynne’ Simpson



 Wintley Phipps, Founder and CEO, U.S. Dream Academy

U.S. Dream Academy DreamKids Choir

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National Partners:

Amway Global
Ray and Pamela Hill
Insurance Advantage
USA Funds

Dream Maker Partners:

Mrs. Anna Sue Dowd

Dream Circle Partners:

George Johnson

Dream Builder Partners:

Adventist Health System
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated
General Atlantic Services Company
IBOA International
Kalorama Partners
Systems Integration &  Management Inc.
Team Scotti

Other Partners:

Anacostia Economic Development Corporation
Dr. and Mrs. Bill Nelsen
Jim and Linda Payne
Col. and Mrs. John Squire
Dr. David Williams

National Travel Partner:

Southwest Airlines