ABOUT US

Empowering young people to overcome obstacles and achieve their full potential—inside and

outside of the classroom.

OUR MISSION

We are dedicated to inspiring, developing, and enhancing the skills of young people and their families, and to instill the confidence needed to achieve personal and professional goals. 

WHAT WE DO

We deliver on our mission through the

G.I.F.T.4.S. Academy; which empowers children to perform better in school, graduate, and  become engaged community members.

OUR PROMISE

We are committed to being exceptional stewards of our donors’ generous contributions, ensuring all resources are utilized to the maximum benefit of

our community.

          I created the foundation
to empower children and their
families 
to unlock incredible results  through education and life skills training.

Michael Finley

Founder, President, NBA All-Star & World Champion

LEADERSHIP TEAM

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Jean Moore

Executive Director & Board Member

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Venera Flores-Stafford

Chief Financial Officer

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Rebekah Finley

VP, Community Affairs & Volunteering

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BOARD MEMBERS

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Pete Marino

Vice President

 Chief Public Affairs Officer, MillerCoors

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Jeff Peterson

Secretary

Partner, 

Shustak, Reynolds & Partners, P.C.

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James McDonald

Treasurer

Vice President Program Officer,

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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Tim Frank

Board Member

EVP,

AHEAD, LLC

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Dirk Nowitzki

Board Member

13X NBA All-Star & World Champion,

Dallas Mavericks

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Dr. James Pinckney II

Board Member

CEO & Founder,

Diamond Physicians

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Alex Pramenko

Board Member

Founder,

 VIP Sports Marketing 

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Neal Hawks

Board Member

Chairman of the Board of Regents,

The University of Nebraska