About the Founder
Crystal M. Ivory, the Founder and Executive Director of Dare to Dream Foundation, has been involved with non-profit organizations since her teenage years. Her passion for working with youth was ignited during her summers at Camp John Hope. This passion continued throughout college, where she pursued a degree in Accounting at Georgia Southern University while actively engaging with youth and special needs children. Crystal has since collaborated with several non-profit organizations, including His Hand Outreach, Hands on Ogeechee, Ray of Hope, and others. Through her experiences, she has developed a profound appreciation for the ways non-profits strive to enhance the well-being of our community, one program at a time.
Crystal firmly believes that individuals are not limited to the opportunities presented to them. Her goal is to empower young people to recognize their potential and pursue their dreams. In addition to providing access to resources, she emphasizes the importance of education and training as key elements for success. Crystal's dedication lies in transforming the lives of youth and helping them understand that they have the ability to achieve great things.