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DAVE THOMAS FOUNDATION FOR ADOPTION

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth

Location

4900 Tuttle Crossing Blvd.Dublin, OH 43016 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Dramatically increase the number of adoptions of children waiting in North America’s foster care systems.

Description

Our story began in 1990 when Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy’s, accepted President George H.W. Bush’s invitation to be the spokesperson for a national adoption awareness campaign. However, Dave knew he could do more. In 1992, he established the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

Over the years, Dave’s modest charisma and simple sincerity helped spread the word about adoption. In 1997, he testified before Congress to support an adoption tax credit that aimed to make adoption more affordable. He also appeared in public service announcements, expanded his reach to Canada and led the initiative to create an adoption stamp, which was issued by the U.S. Postal Service in 2000.

On January 8, 2002, Dave passed away and the world lost one of its greatest advocates for children. Dave Thomas was respected for being a talented businessman and a caring philanthropist; his unceasing desire to improve the lives of North America’s most vulnerable children was arguably his greatest contribution to society.

For more than 25 years, the Foundation has continued its pursuit of Dave’s goal of finding forever families for children in foster care.

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