About Dream Day Foundation

Dream Day Foundation has been supporting the lifesaving efforts of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through fundraising, advocacy, and special events in order to enhance the quality of life for patients and their families since 1994. Our foundation accomplishes this mission by both hosting Fishin’ Galore, our Annual Program which directly benefits St. Jude patients and families, and by leveraging funds through contributions to ALSAC, St. Jude’s national fundraising and awareness organization.

Fishin’ Galore began with a generous and compassionate Baton Rouge native who wanted to fulfill a bedside promise to a St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital patient. That promise was realized when Danny, then 11 years old, caught the biggest fish of his young life at a property in Clinton located in East Feliciana Parish. Now, 30 years later, Danny is 41 years old, married with children, and has a life bursting with achievements. The property in Clinton remains the site of our Fishin’ Galore program and annually hosts more than 800 St. Jude patients and their family members who are able to breathe in the outdoors, share their stories, spend time with one another, and create memories to last a lifetime.

This program has grown to include the following optional activities: 

  • Fishing
  • Skeet Shooting
  • Archery
  • Petting Zoo
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Carnival Style Games
  • Woodworking Projects
  • Batting Cages & Volleyball
  • Lots of FOOD!
  • And so much more!

Current Board Members

Martha Engquist
Board President
Tessa Holloway
Board Vice President
Ryan Engquist
Board Secretary & Treasurer
Taylor Dunne
Board Member
Jackie Walker
Board Member
Emily White
Board Member
Valerie Toney
Board Member
Toni Kessler
Board Member
Michael Hackett
Board Member
Tina Schaffer
Board Member
Donnie Robinson
Board Member

Our Sustaining Partners are instrumental in supporting our long-term goals as well as our ongoing efforts to continue to support the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital patients and their families we serve.

Inspirational Partners connect their fundraising efforts with Dream Day Foundation to raise funds that further our mission of supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital patients and their families.

These supporters are Dedicated, Reliable, Essential, Active, and Magnanimous Partners with Dream Day Foundation dedicated to continuous giving in support of our foundation’s efforts.