The Dunn Foundation

The Dunn Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, founded in 2004 by Dr. William Dunn, Author, Motivational Speaker, Iraq Veteran, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. Dunn, who grew up a troubled, poor youth between Virginia and New York City, was involved in gang activity at an early age, was once told by high school Principal that "he wouldn't amount to anything." Dunn lost three of his friends to gun violence before the age of 21. It wasn't until Dunn became involved in sports when his life turned around; Dunn was an all-around athlete excelling in basketball, football, track and boxing. Dunn was a Golden Gloves boxing champion and won three state boxing titles as a teenager; went to college on a basketball scholarship bouncing from school to school eventually landing at Longwood University where he set seven individual and team records. Dunn was invited to the undrafted NBA basketball camp in 1992 and spent the next few years bouncing around professional leagues before he landed as a reserve for Shreveport Crawdads, CBA franchise. After his short stint of chasing professional basketball Dunn joined the military to play All-Army basketball only to be deployed to Iraq ending his basketball career. After the military, Dunn then went on to coaching basketball, football, recruiting, mentoring and charitable giving. Dunn balanced his life between coaching, mentoring, speaking and hosting charity events like Adopt A Soldier Project, Back2School Free Bookbag Giveaway, Teen Youth Summit and a Annual Turkey Giveaway which has attracted dozens of business partners to support an effort of providing hundreds of families with a free turkey for Thanksgiving. 

Dunn saw how a free turkey and bookbag could put a smile a family's face and it was that moment that reminded Dunn to never forget where he came from and to live out his purpose of helping others. Dunn started The Dunn Foundation because he wanted to change the world through giving and helping communities in need by providing them with free resources of support.  The Dunn Foundation has worked with hundred of community partners and businesses over the past 15 years to provide thousands of families with supportThe Dunn Foundation believes that providing people with things they need not only puts a smile on their faces, it also gives them hope, which is the first step toward getting pass life's challenges.


"It's not about your start, it's about your finish"

Dr. William Dunn

"Adidas Sound Mind Sound Body Tour"

The Dunn Foundation Annual Back2School Drive-Thru Giveaway

The Dunn Foundation

provided free Chick Fil-A lunches to staff at Seabury Friendship Terrance Senior Living Facility

"The Dunn Foundation First Responders Free Lunch Initiative" are providing free lunch to a healthcare facility to show our appreciation for your sacrifice and hard work. To nominate your facility follow us on Instagram and post a picture of your healthcare facility then tag us on your social media @thedunnfoundation #thedunnfoundation

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The Dunn Foundation

provided staff free lunches at Fairfax INOVA Heart and Vascular Institute 

"The Dunn Foundation First Responders Free Lunch Initiative" are providing free lunch to a healthcare facility to show our appreciation for your sacrifice and hard work. To nominate your facility follow us on Instagram and post a picture of your healthcare facility @thedunnfoundation then tag us on your social media: #thedunnfoundation

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Facebook @iamdunnperiod @thedunnfoundation

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The Dunn Foundation

provided 100 free lunches for healthcare workers at Children's National Medical Center

"The Dunn Foundation First Responders Free Lunch Initiative" are providing free lunch to a healthcare facility to show our appreciation for your sacrifice and hard work. To nominate your facility follow us on Instagram and post a picture of your healthcare facility @thedunnfoundation then tag #thedunnfoundation


Follow us:

Instagram @thedunnfoundation

Facebook @iamdunnperiod @thedunnfoundation

Twitter @thedunnfoundation


To donate:

cash app: $dunnfoundation

PayPal: paypal.me/dunnfoundation


The Dunn Foundation Annual Back to School Giveaway


Dunn with NBC News 4 Reporter Molette Green, Angela Suggs and Trevelle Harvey of Chick Fil A.


The Dunn Foundation, Chick Fil- A (District Heights), Continental Societies (PG Chapter) and the many  partners  provided over 500 children with free book bags, school supplies, free haircuts, free hairstyles, free dental checks and free food just before school started and was featured on NBC News for their efforts.

THE DUNN FOUNDATION

ANNUAL BACK2SCHOOL GIVEAWAY

SAVE THE DATE

AUGUST 22, 2020




The Dunn Foundation Annual Turkey Giveaway 2020

SAVE THE DATE

Saturday, November 21, 2020


TBA


To sponsor a family or to donate please click on:

$25 to sponsor a family to receive a turkey

cash app: $dunnfoundation

PayPal: paypal.me/dunnfoundation


Event sponsors and donors: The Lifting As We Climb Foundation, Radio One, NBC News 4, Law Offices of Greenberg & Bederman, Community Group , Sound Mind Sound Body Academy, Polish Productions, The Shops of Iverson Mall, Chick Fil- A (District Heights), Rare Essence Band, Weiss Foods, Markia's Rose Foundation, The Kelly Family, The Training Source, The Connor Family, The Williams Family, The Jones Family


For questions please email: [email protected]




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The Dunn Foundation Annual Turkey Giveaway

Dunn and Siraaj Hasan, Founder of The Lifting As We Climb Foundation

The Dunn Foundation and The Lifting As We Climb Foundation have provided over 1000 families in the Ward 7 Northeast neighborhood of Washington, DC with a turkey for Thanksgiving


The Dunn Foundation

The Dunn Family Foundation have provided: 

 -3500 Free turkeys to families for Thanksgiving

-2500 Free book bags to kids for School

-2000 snack bags to the Homeless

-5,000 free meals to families


"Anyone can change the world through giving"

William Dunn, 2018

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Events to Remember

The Dunn Foundation 2020 Community Schedule

Summer, 2020

July 6, 2019

The Dunn Foundation First Responders Free Lunch Initiative

Summer 2020

Eligibility requirements listed above

Sat

3rd Saturday

The Dunn Foundation Homeless Bag Lunch Drive
Franklin Square Park- Washington, DC

11:00am

TBA


The Dunn Foundation College Scholarships 

Applications will be available soon, continue to check the website.

Thur

Aug. 22

2020

The Dunn Foundation Back2School Free Bookbag & Supplies Drive-Thru Giveaway

Iverson Mall Parking Lot- Temple Hills, MD

11:00am-1:00pm

Must pre-register. See registration information above

Sat 

Nov.21,

2020


Nov,. 7, 2019

The Dunn Foundation Annual Turkey Giveaway

Location: TBA