About Make an Impact Foundation


Purpose – to serve underprivileged children.


We bring the voices of children in need together by creating a project platform for the communities we serve. Our partnerships with the local project and donor champions in the community – including neighborhood leaders, philanthropic leaders, business leaders, civic leaders, governmental leaders, academic leaders provide us these project opportunities where we connect and assist children in need through donations of time and talent.


Vision – a place where all children have equal opportunities and abilities to grow up freely unencumbered by barriers to grow, dream and imagine.

What We Do

MAIF funds projects that impact the lives
of children who are underprivileged,
marginalized,underserved, ecnomomically
disadvantaged, neglected, abused,
distressed or simply in need.

What We Don’t

MAIF does not fund event sponsorship,
organization overhead, political
organizations or individuals – checks
are written to either vendors or service
providers rather than individuals

Our Leadership Team

Building community through vision

Dale GillmoreBoard Chairman

My passion for helping children is the reason I co-founded the Make An Impact Foundation. My goal is to positively impact the lives of many children as we can.


Deborah McKee Director of Impact Operations

At the end of the day, it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished. It’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back. -Denzel Washington

Keith PehlBoard Member

I agreed to be on the Board because I believe in giving back to the community, and this is a unique opportunity to help many people with many different causes that often will fall through the cracks of the larger, established non-profit groups.

Shawn Kennedy Board Ambassador

The ultimate goal for the Impact Center is to serve the boys in Charlotte through mentorship, academics and athletics to show them a pathway to a structured and successful life full of opportunities.

John StanfordBoard Member

Danny DeckerBoard Member

I’m excited to be part of the team at MAIF because investing in children is the most important investment we can make. In particular, helping to give underprivileged kids a shot at a brighter future is personally fulfilling for me. MAIF is at the front-lines making things happen, and it’s an honor to be a part of that.

Antonio Evans Board Ambassador