We are so grateful for our growing community of dedicated partners and donors. Because of your continued generosity, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has helped find permanent homes for more than 10,000 children across the United States.

The Dave Thomas Lifetime of Giving Society

The cumulative giving of the following individuals and organizations has reached or exceeded $1 million to the Foundation.

James Annenberg La Vea Charitable Foundation

Aramark Uniform Services / Crest Uniform

Barco Uniforms, Inc.

Blue Meridian Partners

Briad Wenco, LLC

Bridgeman Foods, Inc.

Calhoun Management Corporation

Carolina Restaurant Group

Cedar Enterprises, Inc.

The Coca-Cola Company

Jeffrey and Sandi Coghlan

Cotti Foods

DavCo Restaurants, Inc.

The Dave / Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge

Dave Thomas Family Companies, LLC

The Duke Endowment

First Sun Management Corporation

FourCrown, Inc.

Fox Group

Freddie Mac Foundation

Donna J. Gustafson Trust

Hamra Enterprises

Haza Foods, LLC

JAE Restaurant Group

James & Eileen Manning Charitable Trust

Meritage Hospitality Group

MUY! Hamburger Partners, LLC

NPC Quality Burgers, Inc.

Parco, Ltd.

Pennant Foods Corporation

Primary Aim, LLC / Wendy’s Management Group, Inc.

Quality Supply Chain Co-Op, Inc.

Stanton & Associates, Inc.

Starboard Group

SWBG Operations Group

Tar Heel Capital / FFC Limited Partnership

I. Lorraine Thomas

Thomas 5 Limited

Valenti Mid-Atlantic / Mid-South Management, LLC

Wenco Wendy’s Franchises

Wendelta, Inc. / Carlisle Corporation


Wendy’s Advertising Fund, Inc. (NY DMA Co-Op)

The Wendy’s Company

Wendy’s National Advertising Program, Inc.

Wendy’s of Bowling Green, Inc.

Wendy’s of Montana, Inc. / Wendy’s of Montana Foundation

Wendy’s Philadelphia ADI Co-Op

Forever Home Society

The following individuals have made their intentions known to include the Foundation in their estate plans.

Estate of Robert Paul Anderson

James Annenberg La Vea Charitable Foundation


Mildred A. Arnett Revocable Trust

Robert Carothers

Estate of Albert G. Ebner

Donna J. Gustafson Trust

Denny and Pam Lynch Family

James & Eileen Manning Charitable Trust

Anne E. Ranta

Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Rath

Lois M. Roycraft

James J. Silvin

I. Lorraine Thomas

Constance Trapp MacCrate

Joseph J. and Cathy C. Turner


The following individuals and organizations have made generous donations to the Foundation’s Endowment Fund.

Coghlan Family Endowed Fund

Andres and Jennifer Garcia Endowed Fund

Donna J. Gustafson Trust

Denny and Pam Lynch Family Fund

James & Eileen Manning Charitable Trust

R.L. and Barbara Richards Fund

The Russell Fund for Adoption

Shore Morgan Young Wealth Strategies

I. Lorraine Thomas Fund


The Foundation is honored to recognize all donors contributing $1,000 or more between July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021.

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Together, we will make a lifetime of impact for children still waiting in foster care who need our help the most.