Rob Geen Named Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Board of Trustees Chair

Posted on January 11, 2023

Foundation committed to finding permanent homes for the more than 140,000 children waiting in North America’s foster care systems Columbus, Ohio — The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption announced today that Rob Geen, has been elected as chair of its board of trustees.   Geen formerly serv

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Rich Krumholz Joins Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Board of Trustees

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Foundation committed to finding permanent homes for the more than 140,000 children waiting in North America’s foster care systems Columbus, Ohio — The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, a national non-profit public charity, today welcomed Rich Krumholz as a member of its board of trustees, serving

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Kris Kaffenbarger Joins Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Board of Trustees

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Foundation committed to finding permanent homes for the more than 140,000 children waiting in North America’s foster care systems Columbus, Ohio — The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, a national non-profit public charity, today welcomed Kris Kaffenbarger as a member of its board of trustees, ser

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If The Walls Could Talk – TV


The teen featured in this TV PSA bravely shared their lived experiences prior to being placed into foster care. If the Walls Could Talk aims to shine a light on the circumstances from which children are removed and placed into foster care. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption works tirelessly to

Wendy’s® Gives Back 2022

Posted on December 5, 2022

For more than 30 incredible years, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and Wendy’s have had a special relationship built on a shared commitment to achieving our mutual founder Dave Thomas’ vision that every child will have a permanent home and a loving family. Since 1992, The Wendy’s Company, fr

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Building Fund Donors

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(as of June 30, 2022) In 2017, the Foundation launched an ambitious, multi-year business plan to expand the reach of Wendy’s Wonderful Kids in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. Since then, the Foundation’s staff more than doubled in size. We knew we needed a new building where we could continue to

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Supporter Spotlights of 2022

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The following individuals represent our ever-growing base of supporters who are passionately powering the Foundation’s mission. We are humbled to share some of the many reasons they support our work. Pat Swanick and his wife, Diana, have a special place in their hearts for adoption. Both originally

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If The Walls Could Talk – Radio


The teen featured in this radio PSA bravely shared their lived experiences prior to being placed into foster care. If the Walls Could Talk aims to shine a light on the circumstances from which children are removed and placed into foster care. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption works tirelessly

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