The mission of the DME Foundation, a 501(c)3 corporation, is to enhance and fund educational and athletic opportunities for students and athletes who are in financial need and who are motivated to take advantage of the educational and athletic programs within the Central Florida community.

Who Are We?

The DME Foundation, and its Board of Directors, are a group of local, like-minded community leaders all coming together for a cause they believe in. We believe our youth are our future and we seek to work with everyone who shares our beliefs. We invite, and welcome, community input and assistance for a cause you believe in.

“Through organizations like DME Foundation, children have found hope and potential. The cold, hard facts are that without emotional, spiritual and financial support, many kids do not achieve the level of self-assurance and life tools needed to reach their potential and succeed in life.”

- Mike Panaggio, Founder -

What We Do

The road to success is built one block at a time. DME Foundation leadership is dedicated to rolling up our sleeves to build awareness that our message goals are truly important for our community…today and tomorrow. To effectively accomplish our mission, we work within our community to foster a high level of trust that the foundation stays on point with its assigned mission. Ensuring that your donations are utilized as you expect is also vital to building trust and meeting our mission. Ultimately, sharing success stories of our local student athletes is the realization that our mission is a worthwhile one.