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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Dream Foundation Appoints Corporate Executives to National Board of Directors: Vince Griffin and David Nygren join Board of national dream-granting organization


Santa Barbara, Calif. –– Dream Foundation announced the appointment of Vince Griffin, principal executive advisor for CEB’s Finance Practice and David Nygren, principal of Nygren Consulting, to its National Board of Directors.

“We are thrilled to have Vince and David join our Board of Directors and are excited that their strategic expertise will reinforce Dream Foundation’s capacity to procure new opportunities during a time of rapid growth for the Foundation,” said Dream Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer Kisa Heyer.

In his role at CEB, Inc.—a best practice insight and technology company—Mr. Griffin advises chief financial officers and other senior finance executives on critical issues facing their organizations, and assists them in translating best demonstrated practices into action in their respective organizations. He specializes in talent management, M&A strategy, finance transformation, decision support and business alignment, and cost management. Mr. Griffin has more than nineteen years of experience in corporate and investment banking and advising.

“Having lost my father to a terminal illness, the fulfillment of Dream Foundation’s extraordinary mission is personal to me,” said Griffin. “It is an honor and a privilege to work alongside this exceptional group of people dedicated to bringing comfort to others as a member of the Board.”

David Nygren, PhD, works with client executive and governance leaders on a range of issues closely connected to both clarifying the strategy and linking to key initiatives to ensure its success. David advises both Fortune 500 and non-profit clients, where he works extensively with health systems, arts institutions, and foundations. He works to plan and facilitate sessions that align the board and executive leadership on strategic imperatives and action-oriented follow-up and specializes in board composition, process, structure, strategic planning, committee effectiveness, and leadership techniques.

“Dream Foundation expresses what we all wish we could say when someone is dying; namely, I only want the best for you and want to be present in your passing,” expresses Nygren. “Dream Foundation balances living and dying by bringing together those who love each other at the moment of illumination when we say, every minute together is precious. Let us be together.”

“The recent growth and recognition of Dream Foundation as a national organization is astounding, and Vince and David’s experience with performance-driven solutions and management techniques are instrumental in further building upon Dream Foundation’s success,” said Board Chair Kenneth P. Slaught. “Their expert advice will help to streamline new developments for Dream Foundation and maximize the breadth and depth of the Foundation’s impact.”

About Dream Foundation


Dream Foundation, the only national dream-granting organization for terminally-ill adults, fulfills final Dreams that provide inspiration, comfort and closure at the end of life. With the support of a nationwide network of volunteers, hospices, health care organizations and committed donors, Dream Foundation has given life to nearly 25,000 final Dreams over the past two decades and has never turned down a qualified applicant. Dream Foundation does not receive any federal or state funding and relies solely on individual donations and corporate partnerships to fund its programs. The Foundation is proud to maintain Charity Navigator’s 4-star rating (its highest) for sound fiscal management ensuring its donors and partners that their investment will be used wisely. For more information, please visit DreamFoundation.org.

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