Landon Pollack, Managing Partner of Ignite Venture Partners Joins Dream Foundation
Pollack has joined the Board of Directors of the national dream-granting organization
Landon Pollack (Managing Partner of Ignite Venture Partners) has joined the Board of Directors of Dream Foundation, the only national dream-granting organization for terminally-ill adults. Pollack will work closely with the executive team and fellow board members. Their goal will be to identify and nurture relationships with others who share a desire to work with organizations that seek to do good.
As an Executive Advisor, Pollack has worked with some of the world’s most famous brands. He has a track record of identifying problems, creating solutions, and guiding those solutions to success. He is a human catalyst, pairing organizations with the world-class people they need, whether it’s from the perspective of an investor, partner, advisor, director, or management. Pollack has helped over 100 companies create advisory board and sits on many himself with Dream Foundation being his latest addition. Pollack also routinely volunteers on behalf of the voiceless – those in hospice care, children, and animals.
“I believe that everyone should be afforded a Dream come true as they near the end, to make life just a little more complete, says Pollack.”
Pollack’s business acumen developed early. At just thirteen, he built a million-dollar sports memorabilia business, while training to play professional baseball. And before the age of twenty, he had founded five different companies, on his way to being a founder or founding investor in over twenty more.
“Landon’s passion for end-of-life support that stems from his youth volunteer work is incomparable,” says Dream Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer, Kisa Heyer. “We are eager to absorb his commitment, knowledge and understanding so that we may continue to expand our work of bringing inspiration, comfort and closure to this nation’s terminally-ill adults.”
About Dream Foundation:
Dream Foundation, the only national dream-granting organization for terminally-ill adults, fulfills final Dreams that provide inspiration, comfort and closure at the end of life. With the support of a nationwide network of volunteers, hospices, health care organizations and committed donors, Dream Foundation has given life to more than 34,000 final Dreams since being founded in 1994. Dream Foundation receives no state or federal funding—we rely solely on private donations. To support our mission, please visit DreamFoundation.org/donate.
Through December 2022, the first $2,500 donated will be matched thanks to The Giving List’s novel matching program.
Supporting Our Veterans
In 2015, Dream Foundation launched Dreams for Veterans to support U.S. military veterans in partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Military veterans make up 20 percent of the Dreams served by the organization. CEO Kisa Heyer is keen to attract attention to the program and provide more support to people who served. “Our nation’s heroes sometimes face their toughest times when they come home,” she says. “Considering the sacrifices they made, it is so compelling and so worthwhile to be able to help them in their final days.”
Dream Foundation serves terminally-ill adults and their families by providing end-of-life Dreams that offer inspiration, comfort and closure.
Director of Development: Susie Willett
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Ivana and I have been proud supporters of Dream Foundation and its mission for over 10 years. We feel so blessed to be a small part of this incredibly compassionate community of volunteers and supporters that make the magic of Dreams come true. Our participation with Dream Foundation now includes our three children, who have learned valuable lessons about how to contribute with their talent, time, or treasure to this amazing organization.
Delivering Compassion with Flowers
Dream Foundation’s volunteer-driven Flower Empower program delivers floral bouquets, fresh-baked cookies, fine chocolates, and cards to friends, neighbors, loved ones, or anyone in need of cheer in Santa Barbara County. “It’s amazing to see the difference a bouquet can make,” says Heyer.
Located directly in front of the Hotel Californian, the Dream Plaza (a generous gift) is comprised of stones available to be dedicated with an elegant engraving. Whether making new memories or remembering past ones, the Dream Plaza will be a place to revisit for generations to come.
Louise and Tim Casey
Kate and Arthur Coppola
Brad Daugherty, Ambassador of Sports
Renee and Mark DePaco, Board Member
Michelle and Luke Ebbin, Past Board Member
Ivana and Andrew Firestone
Audrey and Tim Fisher
Roberta and Stan Fishman
J. Paul Gignac, Past Board Member
Robin and Roger Himovitz
Diane and Wells Hughes, Board Member
Sheryl and Rob Lowe, Ambassador
Dr. BJ Miller, MD, Honorary Medical Chair
Jillian and Pete Muller
Holly and Bob Murphy, Past Board Members
Sandi and Bill Nicholson,
Honorary Veterans Committee Members
David Nygren, PhD, Board Member
Hutton Parker Foundation
Priscilla Presley, Ambassador
Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree
Tina Schlieske and Justine Roddick,
Past Board Member
Shelley and Paul Schulte
Elizabeth and Kenny Slaught, Board Chair
Daryl Stegall, Board Secretary & John Stegall
Colleen Barnett-Taylor and Michael Taylor