Celebrating 25 Years of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

It is an exciting year for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption as we celebrate our 25th anniversary on July 31. Since 1992, the Foundation has been committed to the vision of our founder, Dave Thomas: to ensure every child has a permanent and loving family. Our mission has never wavered. Each day we work to dramatically increase the number of adoptions from foster care. We believe that family is the birthright of every child and that every child is adoptable.

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Todd Penegor Delivers Commencement Address to Michigan State University’s Broad College of Business

Thirty years ago, Penegor earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA in finance, both of which prepared him for leadership roles at Ford Motor Company and the Kellogg Company before joining The Wendy’s Company in 2013 as chief financial officer.

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How Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiters Find Homes for Children in Foster Care

When you get familiar with the world of adoption, you form an appreciation for how complex it is. And the impact that it has on kids and families. Here is how Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiters find forever homes for kids.

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Dave Thomas Featured in QSR Magazine's 20th Anniversary Issue

Recently, QSR Magazine featured Dave Thomas and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption as part of the publication’s 20th anniversary issue.  They interviewed Wendy's franchisees and executives who shared stories about the lessons they learned from Dave, and how his values are brought to life each and every day.

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Barco and Wendy’s – A Shared Commitment to Improving the Lives of Children

At Wendy’s, we have the privilege of working with some of the world’s best companies who supply everything we need to operate a best in class restaurant system. Our purpose is to provide joy and opportunity through food, family, and community, and we love sharing stories and celebrating suppliers who also embrace a commitment to a higher purpose in the communities in which they operate. This blog is about one of those suppliers, Barco, who is going above and beyond in it's commitment to better our world.

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