INFORMATION ON THE CLOSING OF HOOP DREAMS
the past 13 years The Hoop Dreams Scholarship Fund has had
an incredibly positive and lasting impact on the lives of
1,000 public high school students from Washington, D.C., as
well as thousands more people who have been part of the Hoop
always be humbled by, and grateful for, the outpouring of
support, especially during these upcoming months when we go
through the painful process of winding down the organization
with great care and respect.
see the information below for answers to critical
participated in Hoop Dreams Scholarship Fund during the
2008-2009 school year and were awarded an academic
scholarship for the 2009-2010 school year, please know that
your full award amount is secure and will be distributed to
your institution this coming fall and next spring.
are currently enrolled in college and were awarded a renewal
scholarship for the 2009-2010 academic year your scholarship
funding is also safe and secure. The full amount of your
award will be dispersed to your institution this coming fall
and next spring.
Unfortunately, because of the wind down of the organization
we are unable to commit to scholarships beyond what you have
already been awarded for the 2009-2010 school year. We will
also be unable to ensure funding for students who were
issued awards but defer college admittance until a future
are an HDSF student and have further questions please
contact Program Director Theo Brannum at 202-289-6157 or
have made a donation to Hoop Dreams prior to June 23, 2009,
please know that it will go directly to students either in
scholarship awards or services provided to ensure that they
have the resources and information they need for continuing
support after Hoop Dreams has closed.
have made a pledge prior to June 23, 2009, please know that
your pledge has been factored into our ability to ensure
that all students are taken care of and following through
with your pledge is critically important.
June 23, 2009 all incoming donations to the organization
will be placed in an escrow account until we determine the
vehicle through which the spirit of Hoop Dreams Scholarship
Fund will live on. Once this decision is made Hoop Dreams
Scholarship Fund will notify each individual donor and give
them one of two options: have your donation returned in full
or elect to have your donation transferred toward the
to-be-determined legacy effort.
are a donor and have any further questions, please contact
Richard Kamenitzer at
extremely grateful to all of the many volunteers who have
helped build this organization over the past 13 years. From
mentors to technical gurus each volunteer has added to the
fabric of this organization. As we continue to sort through
this unfolding process we will work diligently to keep you
enjoyed your experience as a Hoop Dreams mentor and would
like to continue your work please contact Theo Brannum at
firstname.lastname@example.org for recommendations on similar
efforts. Again, thank you for all of your support.
are a member of the media and would like additional
information please contact Director of Communication Lester