Celebrating 25 years

of Dream Foundation


25 Years of Milestones

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.

Flower Empower begins delivering floral bouquets to those in need of comfort and cheer in the Santa Barbara community.

Priscilla Presley begins 17 years of active and outspoken support as a Dream Foundation Ambassador.

1,000th Dream fulfilled as a mariachi band plays at the bedside of California resident Hermila. 

Alaska Airlines begins ongoing partnership with an inaugural gift of 25 round-trip flights. United Airlines establishes charity mileage bank.

Gentiva Hospice Foundation partners with Dream Foundation, enabling the fulfillment of thousands of Dreams over the coming years.

First Ladies Fundraising Luncheon takes place, leading to a series of highly successful fundraising events including the Celebration of Dreams Gala and Endless Summer Dream.

Medical Advisory Board formed of medical professionals who act as program advisors and counselors.

Genentech becomes a corporate partner, enabling Dream Foundation to serve 50 states thanks to its financial support and commitment to employee volunteerism.

5,000th Dream fulfilled as Colorado resident Connie receives a birthday party for her six-year-old daughter.

Hasbro Inc. donates 100 toys to the Toy Program for the children of Dream recipients, beginning 11 years of support.

First Flower Empower Fundraising Luncheon takes place.

10,000th Dream fulfilled as North Carolina resident Mitch meets Good Morning America host, Robin Roberts.

Southwest Airlines begins eight years of providing flights for Dream recipients and their families, opening up new routes and destinations for Dreams.

The Santa Barbara community gifts a new Flower Empower van in memory of longtime supporter, Chris Edgecomb.

20,000th Dream fulfilled as Los Angeles resident Yvonne visits San Diego theme parks with her family.

Dreams for Veterans launches in Washington, D.C. with the support of Senator John McCain and First Lady Michelle Obama, serving our nation’s veterans.

New York office opens thanks to support from Harrison and Star and New York Advisory Council established.

30,000th Dream fulfilled as U.S. Navy veteran Jerry reunites with his only surviving brother whom he hadn’t seen for 20 years.

Michael Rosenfeld gifts Dream Plaza at downtown Hotel Californian in Santa Barbara.

25th Anniversary of Dream Foundation.