A Commitment Today, a Brighter Future Tomorrow

An Achievable Dream launches Founder’s Hope Circle

An Achievable Dream (AAD) has previously established the Walter S. Segaloff Society recognizing those who have given cumulatively $500,000 or more to AAD. Since the founding of the Walter S. Segaloff Society, Walter’s legacy has continued to grow. In 2021, AAD launched the Founder’s Hope Circle. In honor of AAD founder, Walter S. Segaloff’s extraordinary life of service and dedication to providing a better future for ALL students, AAD is proud to establish the Founder’s Hope Circle for supporters who arrange an endowment gift of any amount to sustain An Achievable Dream into the future.

The Story

Walter S. Segaloff was a man of action. In addition to building a successful chain of women’s clothing stores across southeast Virginia, he dedicated himself to many causes about which he cared deeply. Perhaps his truest passion and deepest calling was establishing and guiding An Achievable Dream. What Walter launched as a summer and after-school tennis and tutoring program for rising 3rd-graders in Newport News, Virginia, soon expanded to an elementary school, then middle and high school, becoming a full K-12 program dedicated to leveling the playing field for underserved students from challenging socioeconomic backgrounds by bringing a social and moral focus to academics.

One of Walter’s most cherished core values was hope. He created an organization that made a difference in the lives of the students and families it served by providing hope. Hope for a future beyond the bounds of a neighborhood; beyond the city limits. Every day, he worked to ensure that AAD was equipped to continue providing experiences, opportunities, tools and resources for students to achieve and succeed. Providing hope for the future guided Walter, and it guides An Achievable Dream today as we carry Walter’s mission and vision forward.

The Impact

  • Giving to the endowment provides a solid foundation that can result in annual streams of income that help sustain the organization in perpetuity and ensure all of the components of our program can forever be kept intact. This foundation of financial strength allows AAD to focus more time on our mission and students.
  • Every year you will receive information on what your gift provided for our students and alumni.
  • This is your opportunity to impact students now, as well as generations of students to come, right here in the community you care about. Your legacy of making a difference will live on forever, inspiring your friends and loved ones.

The Endowment

Endowment Mission
Develops sustainable long-term funding to support the social, academic, and moral needs of current and future generations of students with social risk factors, affording emphasis to An Achievable Dream and organizations who serve a similar population.

An endowment is an investment fund of donated assets. Generally, the principal is kept intact and the investment income is used for charitable needs. This allows for the endowment to grow and fund the mission in perpetuity. Your gift to the endowment can help support Dreamers now and for many years to come.

to learn more about planned giving and how you can become a member of the Founder’s Hope Society.

Our mission, their future…
Now part of your story.