WARRICK DUNN CHARITIES, INC.

Improving Lives. Instilling Hope. Inspiring Communities.

aka Warrick Dunn Charities, Inc.   |   Atlanta, GA   |  www.wdc.org

Mission

The mission of Warrick Dunn Charities is to improve lives through innovative programming inspired by our Founder's life journey.

Ruling year info

2003

Founder

Mr. Warrick Dunn

Executive Director

Mrs. Whitney A. Jackson

Main address

229 Peachtree Street, NE Suite 675

Atlanta, GA 30303 USA

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Formerly known as

Warrick Dunn Family Foundation

Warrick Dunn Foundation

EIN

42-1545318

NTEE code info

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Housing Expense Reduction Support, Rent Assistance (L82)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Homes for the Holidays (HFTH)

The mission of HFTH is to provide opportunities for economically disadvantaged single parents and children who have demonstrated a commitment to achieve financial independence and stability.

The HFTH program encourages homeownership and stable housing by rewarding single parents who have demonstrated self-reliance and a commitment to pursuing a better quality of life for their families. Single parents who are also first-time homeowners are nominated to WDC in a closed nomination process and must have completed required pre-qualification criteria, such as financial literacy and sweat equity hours, to be eligible for consideration.


HFTH provides $5,000 in down payment assistance for single parents who have qualified for a home through Habitat for Humanity.





The HFTH program partners with Habitat for Humanity affiliates to seek out nominations for single parents who have completed the required pre-qualification criteria, such as financial literacy and sweat equity. In addition, WDC requires each nominee have at least one child or dependent under the age of 17 living at home, have full-time employment and an income that is at or below the median income level in his or her county. Each HFTH recipient is rewarded $5,000 in down-payment assistance and complete home furnishings, including kitchen supplies, bedding, groceries, furniture, electronics and appliances. The only thing the family needs to move into their new home is their clothing. The HFTH program provides everything else, down to the toothbrushes. 

HFTH, through its presenting sponsor Aaron’s, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) provides furniture for every room. In addition, HFTH fundraises to fill and stage the home with all the necessities a homebuyer might need. The home is then presented in a surprise reveal, hosted by Warrick Dunn personally. Items included in the home presentation include:

Dishes & cookware
Appliances

Linens

Lawn & garden equipment 

Fully stocked pantry 

Cleaning supplies








The program relies on members of the community to participate through volunteerism and sponsorship
and encourages community service through the shared feeling of changing someone’s life.

Population(s) Served

Students who are residents of Georgia, Florida, and Louisiana and are pursuing higher educational goals are invited to apply for a $1,000 academic scholarship in recognition of their Community Service efforts.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Financials

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Operations

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WARRICK DUNN CHARITIES, INC.

Board of directors
as of 06/18/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

LaMonte Jones

Pepsico, Inc.

Term: 2017 -


Board co-chair

David Willis

Lazard Asset Management

Term: 2017 -

Christopher S Knopik

Laser Spine Institute

Andre Kirwan

The Bank of Tampa

LaMonte E. Jones

Pepsi Beverages Company

LaKeysha Brooks

Delta Air Lines

Heather Calhoun

Aarons, Inc.

Greg Shumate

BrandMortgage

Brien Craft

United Distributing

Pamela Randles

Kimball

David Willis

Lazard Asset Management

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes