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Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Sports & Recreation


4819 Emperor Blvd., Suite 400Durham, NC 27703 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our mission is to help student-athletes get scholarships to go to college by sponsoring them in Showcase Games so they can be seen by the college scouts.


The Foundation was conceived out of the need of the community and my brother's AAU teams. The community consisted of some incredibly talented girls who could not meet the financial obligations to be his team or any team in the area. My brother - Coach Joe and his assistant - Coach Ron, agreed to allow these girls to play on their team. The two of them pulled their funds together and consistently paid the girls’ way with everything, including food, when traveling. With this ongoing financial challenge, they allowed me the opportunity to sponsor the team. While I was watching these talented girls play, have fun, and get the chance to play college basketball was breathing taking, but what was more impressive to me was Coach Joe’s and Coach Ron willingness to help the girls blend in as equal part of the team. The feeling I felt when I was serving this team never went away. Partnering with Coach Joe and Coach Ron to help these girls brought me the most joy in all my ventures. It allowed me the opportunity to help transform lives. As a result of my never-dying passion, D. Coffey Foundation for Athletic & Education was born to serve not only the girls they knew in our community but all athletes we possibly can help that want to break the chains of generational poverty and low-income living.

I have created a program to help student-athletes educationally, mentally, and physically to be the best version of themselves and excel in sport and life.


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