The Dream Big Scholarship Fund, Inc. (DBSF) was established in 2018 by Michele Thomas AKA “B Michele” a former educator of 15 years. B Michele started her teaching career in 1998 as substitute teacher in Killeen ISD. She became a certified teacher in 2001 where she taught elementary in Houston, Atlanta and Abu Dhabi. After spending a decade and half as an Elementary Teacher and Education Coordinator in public schools in the United States and United Arab Emirates, Michele decided to follow her dreams and start her own event planning company, B Michele Events in 2013. Michele now uses her gift to educate, empower and help entrepreneurs grow and brand their businesses as the CEO of the B Michele Branding Agency.
As an educator and business owner B Michele has developed skills in the area of promotions, fundraising, networking, sponsorship and event planning which will prove beneficial for the growth and development of the foundation.
Although she is no longer in the classroom her love for children and education still remain a priority to her.
After hosting 5th Annual Dream Big Networking Mixer in 2018 as part of San Antonio’s Dream Week, a week long observance to Dr. Martin Luther King that has been inexistence since 2012. In previous years we have donated the proceeds from the mixer to the MLK Scholarship Fund. In order to have a greater impact in the community and grow the mixer the foundation was created.
The Foundation’s 501(c)(3) status was secured in 2018. The purpose of the organization is to help students in financial need in and around the San Antonio area, through our scholarship program who are continuing their education or currently enrolled in college. It is our mission to play an intricate role in assisting deserving individuals within our community with achieving their educational and career goals, an objective which has the added benefit of bettering the community at large.
— Our Mission
To empower youth to achieve their higher education goals in a traditional or non-traditional setting and cultivate their leadership skills by providing them with financial support, and opportunities to succeed in college and beyond.
— Our Vision
To ensure that there would always be support for youth to receive educational support in and out the classroom. and that the foundation remains a financially strong and viable organization to provide a perpetual source of support for youth of all ages to turn their dreams into reality.