News & Events2018-08-13T19:12:07+00:00

Toby’s Dream Foundation in the News

Give local 757 5.8.18

We are so pleased to announce that our donors made this years Give Local 757 event a success by raising $1,247.83 for Toby’s Dream Foundation! For the children we serve… Tomorrow begins with a dream!

Dream Foundation’s 6th Annual Golf Classic 4.27.18

Our 6thAnnual Golf Classic was held at the Golden Horseshoe on April 27,2018. 52 golfers competed to get a hole in one at holes 9 and 11 to win a Jeep from Williamsburg Chrysler & Jeep or a 20-foot Chaparral Jet Boat as well as bought tickets to win one of our fabulous door prizes. While our golfers played the game our Toby’s Dream Foundation Dreamers cheered them on! Thank you to all of our golfers who participated!

Toby’s Dream Foundation’s 6th Annual Wine Tasting 3.11.18

On March 11, 2018 Toby’s Dream Foundation held their 6thAnnual Wine Tasting event at Zoe’s Steak and Seafood. Chef Jesse Wykle expertly paired delicious food perfectly with every wine served. This year the event was graciously sponsored by Pete Decker Children’s Charity! Toby’s Dream Foundation is so thankful to those who came out in support!

We Promise Foundation

Our partnership with We Promise Foundation is greatly appreciated as we work together to make dreams come true for our local children. Their recent contribution of $225,000 in 2017 brought their total donations to 1.440 million dollars!!!! Thank you We Promise Foundation for your continued dedication to our mission and the children we both serve.

The Bonefires 10.7.17

On October 7th, 2017 we raised ale horns in celebration of good deeds being done.  A culinary adventure born of flame and froth awaited those making the pilgrimage to the southern reaches of the Beach.  The day long outdoor feast of fire inspired delicacies and specialty brews, along with live bluegrass & country music featuring BUCKSHOT, was a great time! Toby’s Dream Foundation is so thankful to all who came out and supported us at this fun event.

Holiday Happenings at Cotton Southern Bistro Hilltop

Holiday Happenings Toby’s Dream Foundation was blessed to be able to provide some joy and fun for our Dream Kids and their families over the holidays! Cotton Southern Bistro Hilltop was a gracious host for our first Holiday Party. Dream Kids, their families and our volunteers enjoyed a visit from Santa and Mrs. Clause, along with goodies and good cheer. We plan on making this an annual event, so be sure to look for our 2016 date hosting our next holiday party!             [...]

Give our Dream Kids some love on Valentine’s Day…the “anti” way!

Valentine's Day may not be dreamy for everyone, but it is when you celebrate for our Dream Kids!  The Hampton Roads Chivers will host an Anti-Valentine's Day Party for Toby's Dream Foundation! "Cupid is Stupid" THIS Saturday night, February 13th at Tap-It in Norfolk. Mention Toby's Dream Foundation at the door and you'll receive a green wristband to present when ordering food and beverages, from 5 p.m. to closing, and 15% of all  food and drink proceeds will go to TDF! Want the perfect Valentines Day gift? The HR Chivers will [...]

Make Tax Time Matter for our Dream Kids!

Liberty Tax Service at Town Center in Va. Beach recently heard about Toby's Dream Foundation and wanted to partner with us to help our Dream Kids, and you. At participating Liberty Tax Services, when you show them this voucher or mention Toby's Dream Foundation, Liberty Tax Service will donate $50 to a Redemption Fund to help our Dream Kids, plus they will give you 10% off filing fees! Neighbors helping neighbors! See participating stores below for details Present this voucher and receive 10% of your filing fees and Liberty [...]

Joan Steele talks to Inside Leadership about The Power of A Dream

Toby's Dream Foundation was recently featured in Inside Leadership, a publication that focuses on influencing people and businesses in our community. Joan Steele, Executive Director of Toby’s Dream Foundation stated that over 300 children with life threatening illnesses have been referred to our organization since its creation in 2009, with numerous children having realized their most fantastic Dream, to date. January 14, 2016 edition of Inside Leadership Joan Steele "The Power Of A Dream"

W.W. Grainger gives our Dream Kids a holiday gift!

Thank you to W.W. Grainger, Inc. for their recent donation of $5,000 !! This contribution will be used to make another Dream come true for one of our deserving children. Happy Holidays to W.W. Grainger!!!!!

Holiday Happenings at Cotton Southern Bistro Hilltop

Toby's Dream Foundation was blessed to be able to provide some joy and fun for our Dream Kids and their families over the holidays! Cotton Southern Bistro Hilltop was a gracious host for our first Holiday Party. Dream Kids, their families and our volunteers enjoyed a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, with goodies and good cheer. We plan on making this an annual event, so be sure to look for our 2016 date hosting our next holiday party. Cotton Southern Bistro also held a Cash’ola night [...]

2015 PGA TOUR Pro-Am Classic presented by Merrill Lynch & The Somers Eden Group SUCCESS!

The inaugural TDF 2015 PGA TOUR Pro-Am Classic presented by Merrill Lynch and The Somers Eden Group was a huge success! Everyone in attendance had a great time playing golf with the pros while raising awareness and support for our worthy cause. The atmosphere was so electric, even a sprinkle of rain couldn't bring down the moods of all involved. We are grateful to all who made the event possible, with special thanks to our Title Sponsor, Merrill Lynch and The Somers Eden Group. Check out our Events Page [...]

2015 VIP Reception SUCCESS!

2015 VIP Reception The 2015 VIP Pro-Am Reception held at One Fish Two Fish on the night before the tournament, was attended by our PGA TOUR Pros as well as our sponsors, golfers and guests. Cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres created by the chefs were applauded as everyone enjoyed the chance to mingle with the pros. The main focus of the event was to reveal the pairings of the local amateurs with the pros for play the next day. Executive Director Joan Steele moved almost everyone to [...]

2015 VIP Reception

2015 VIP Reception for the TDF PGA TOUR Pro-Am Classic presented by Merrill Lynch and The Somers Eden Group Toby's Dream Foundation to host VIP Reception for 18 PGA TOUR Pros at Local Virginia Beach Restaurant Toby’s Dream Foundation will host 18 pros from the PGA TOUR at their upcoming VIP Reception on September 28, 2015 at One Fish Two Fish starting at 5:30pm. Pairing the pros with local amateur teams will be the agenda for the event in addition to a lovely evening mingling with the pros and [...]

TDF 2015 PGA TOUR Pro-Am Classic presented by Merrill Lynch and The Somers Eden Group

 Toby's Dream Foundation 2015 PGA TOUR Pro Am Classic presented by Merrill Lynch and The Somers Eden Group Date: September 29, 2015 Place: Bayville Golf Club, Virginia Beach, VA We are so excited for the TDF 2015 PGA TOUR Pro-Am Classic presented by Merrill Lynch and The Somers Eden Group. Thank you James Somers and The Somers Eden Group with Merrill Lynch for your title sponsorship of this golf tournament! 18 pros from the PGA TOUR will join us for the first pro-am tournament hosted by Toby’s [...]

Give Local 757 Fundraiser

Give Local 757 Tuesday, May 5th through May 6th Give Local 757 is a community-wide giving day hosted by the Peninsula, Suffolk and Southeastern Virginia Community Foundations on May 5 – 6, 2015 from noon to noon. The charitable giving day brings together the entire community, media, businesses and citizens, to raise much-needed unrestricted dollars for Hampton Roads nonprofits. For 24 hours, beginning on May 5th at noon, everyone can be a philanthropist by donating online (givelocal757.org) or in person (at any Langley Federal Credit Union Branch) [...]

Forward Vision Fundraiser

Now through the end of March, Forward Vision Technology and Atlantic Office Machines Inc. have partnered to do a great fundraiser for us, just in time for Spring Cleaning! If you have an old computer collecting dust, get rid of it with Forward Vision! They will take it, convert the parts to cash, and donate that cash to Toby's Dream Foundation! Give hope to a child in your community, AND make extra space in your closet! It's a win/win! For more info, contact: Al Davis at 757-663-7658 al@fvteq.com or [...]

2015 Annual Toby’s Dream Wine Tasting Fundraiser

TDF 2015 Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser was a success! Thousands of dollars were raised to support the dreams of local children with life-threatening illnesses. We are so grateful to all of our guests who attended. We had a great crowd of over 70 friends and supporters of Toby's Dream Foundation! 15-year-old Jason & Chef Wykle We also had a special guest who enjoyed the event tremendously. As a "perk" of his culinary dream, 15-year-old Jason was able to don a chef's coat and spend the day with [...]

We Promise Foundation makes a difference with $250,000 donation!

Chartway Federal Credit Union’s We Promise Foundation Gives $250,000 Charitable Grant to Toby’s Dream Foundation Virginia Beach, VA (March 4, 2015) – Toby’s Dream Foundation (TDF) is honored to announce that its long-time charitable supporter, Chartway Federal Credit Union’s We Promise Foundation, has generously given a $250,000 grant to the local children’s charity. This contribution will enable the two dream-granting organizations to work together to fulfill the wishes of approximately 60 local children who qualify for the program. “Since the creation of Toby’s Dream Foundation in 2009, [...]

We celebrate Giving Tuesday!

Toby's Dream Foundation celebrates #GivingTuesday today! We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On this one day, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity. To give the gift of a dream to a child with a life-threatening illness, [...]

TDF Pro-Am Tournament in 2015 !!!!

Date: September 29, 2015 Place: Bayville Golf Club 18 pros from the PGA Tour will join us for the first pro-am tournament hosted by Toby's Dream Foundation. VIP reception will held the night before for an opportunity to mingle with the pros as well as a few other celebrity guests. A total of 72 amateurs will have the experience of playing with one PGA pro on the front nine and a second PGA pro on the back nine. Major sponsors get first choice of which pros to [...]

2015 Toby’s Dream Foundation Pro-Am Tournament

Announcement Reception to “Happy Hour” and meet PGA Tour Pros Marc Leishman & Matt Bettencourt For announcement of 2015 Toby’s Dream Foundation Pro-Am Tournament Sorry, but this is invite only. Play with PGA Tour Pros to make dreams come true for local children with life-threatening illnesses The greatest golfing event of the year! Limited teams so sign up early to secure your spot Where: Bayville Golf Club - 4137 First Court Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455 When: Monday, September 22, 2014 at 6:00pm RSVP by September 10th to 757-493-3754 [...]