Our Story

The DME Foundation was created by brothers, Mike and Dan Panaggio in 2017. As individuals that were driven by education and athletics, they wanted to share their gifts and give back to the community. They took their vision and created a nonprofit that could provide financial assistance for students to explore their educational and athletic endeavors.


Mike Panaggio


Dan Panaggio


Bart Worley


Austin Brownlee

Director at Large

Laura Cutchens

Executive Director

Mission Statement

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.