About Us

In 1993, Thomas Rollerson phoned a dream-granting agency for children and discovered no such place existed to honor the final dreams of adults. One year later, inspired by his late partner, Timothy Scott Palmer, and with the support of his community, he created Dream Foundation.

Dream Foundation serves terminally-ill adults and their families by providing end-of-life Dreams that offer inspiration, comfort and closure. Over the past two decades, our Dreams have provided psychosocial and emotional support tailored to nearly 25,000 terminally-ill adults and their families.

The only national dream-granting organization, Dream Foundation’s Dreams touch lives, meet essential needs, reunite families, and play a critical role in the special end-of-life care that focuses on improving quality of life for Dreamers and their families. Dreams can be as simple as paying a heating bill to relieve financial stress, creating happy memories, meeting a personal hero—any request that provides support and compassion.

We have built a nationwide community of hundreds of volunteers, hospices, health care organizations, committed individuals and corporate donors that supports compassionate care for terminally-ill adults. Each year, they help us give life to 2,500 Dreams nationwide.

Dreamers are at least 18-years-old, have a life expectancy of one year or less, and lack the resources to achieve their Dreams on their own. We are passionate about giving life to terminally-ill adults’ final Dreams and helping them make the most of the days they have left.