2023 Supporters

We are so grateful for our growing community of dedicated partners and donors. Thank you for supporting our mission to dramatically increase the number of adoptions of children waiting in North America’s foster care systems.

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.

All-Star Management, Inc.

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.

Dave Thomas Family Companies, LLC

Delight Restaurant Group

The Duke Endowment

First Sun Management Corporation

Flynn Restaurant Group

FourCrown, Inc.

Fourjay, LLC

Fox Group

Freddie Mac Foundation

Donna J. Gustafson Trust

Hamra Enterprises

Haza Foods, LLC

Hoover Foods, Inc.

JAE Restaurant Group

JAGS, Inc. / Wendschmidt, Inc.

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.

MacKenzie Scott

Stanton & Associates, Inc.

Starboard Group

SWBG Operations Group

Tar Heel Capital / FFC Limited Partnership

The Dave / Wendy’s 3-Tour Challnege

I. Lorraine Thomas

Thomas 5 Limited

Valenti Mid-Atlantic / Mid-South Management, LLC

Wen Zak, Inc.

Wenco Wendy’s Franchises

Wendelta, Inc. / Carlisle Corporation


The Wendy’s Company

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

Wendy’s National Advertising Program, Inc.

Wendy’s of Bowling Green, Inc.

Wendy’s of Colorado Springs, Inc.

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

Wendy’s Philadelphia ADI Co-Op

Wentana, LLC

WKS Frosty Corporation



Forever Home Society

The following individuals have made their intentions known or have included the Foundation in their estate plans.

Estate of Robert Paul Anderson

James Annenberg La Vea Charitable Foundation


Mildred A. Arnett Revocable Trust

Robert Carothers

Shawn Delesk

Estate of Marguerite E. Dempsey

Louis and Mary Dusing

Estate of Albert G. Ebner

Donna J. Gustafson Trust

Aaron and Mary Hackett

Jennifer Helgeson

Greg Hogarth

Todd and Jessica Hudspeth

Estate of Linda Susan Kennedy

Timothy Koch

Christopher La Russa

John Lehnert

Denny and Pam Lynch Family

James & Eileen Manning Charitable Trust

Claire Marsalis

Roger Jack Maryott

Andrew Nichols

Joyce Nurenberg

Anne Payne-Reeves

Kerrie Ramsdell

Anne E. Ranta

Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Rath

Jacqueline Renjifo

Lois M. Roycraft

Estate of Theona B. Salkowitz

James J. Silvin

Mitchell J. Sleeper

Kelly and Scott Standen

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Swanick

I. Lorraine Thomas

Constance Trapp MacCrate

Joseph J. and Cathy C. Turner

Camella Warren

Brian West


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 U.S. donors
contributing $1,000 or more between
July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023.

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