The Believe & Achieve foundation provides access to basic needs for children living in poverty conditions, as well as those with special needs. Providing kids the opportunity to believe in themselves and achieve their dreams gives them the greatest chance for success. The Believe & Achieve Foundation functions under the premise that quality outreach programs and caring adults will make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of our local youth.
The foundation works to improve, not only the basic needs of at-risk families, but also the self-esteem and confidence which make a positive impact on children’s lives. The ability to strive and succeed develops within each individual, and the Believe & Achieve Foundation is committed to helping children and families develop this growth mindset.
The foundation develops, identifies and supports programs that work to fulﬁll basic needs. Believe & Achieve hosts and oversees events and activities that instill a sense of hope in individuals to aspire to better life opportunities. The vision of the foundation is, that by satisfying basic needs, children can create their own path toward achievement.
The Believe & Achieve Foundation shares a passionate desire to celebrate diversity, integrity and innovation. The foundation strives to continuously inform and inspire our youth and their families by providing positive opportunities for development through training, outreach and experiential learning.
How It All Began
Believe & Achieve was founded in 2010 by local entrepreneur and philanthropist, Fred Gunther. Fred continues to serve as founder and president of the board. In 2014, the foundation joined forces with Chester County native and NFL quarterback, Matt Ryan. Matt and his family continue to dedicate their time and support to the foundation’s important mission.
Since 2010, Believe & Achieve has donated over $1 million to support children and families in our community. Plus, it continues to grow each year. The Gunther & Ryan Family Businesses are the presenting sponsors for the foundation and support all operational costs. Every dollar donated is a dollar that directly supports our programs.