Who We Are

Overview

The Believe and Achieve foundation provides access to basic needs for at-risk youth in local neighborhoods. The Believe and Achieve Foundation was established to help our local children living in poverty conditions. Providing these children the opportunity to believe in themselves and achieve their dreams gives them the greatest chance of success.

Fred Gunther, Former President and CEO of Grand Sport Auto Body founded the foundation in 2010. In 2014 Believe and Achieve joined forces with NFL quarterback Matt Ryan and his family. Matt was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia and is passionate about making a difference in the lives of our youth. He has been actively giving back to the community of Atlanta through the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta as well as through The Boys and Girls Clubs of Atlanta and is excited about helping out in his hometown. Matt and his family continue to pledged their time and support. The Ryan Family of Businesses are the presenting sponsors of the Foundation and supports all operational costs- so every dollar donated is a dollar used to support our programs.

Our Mission

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 in our own neighborhoods, but aims to develop the self-esteem and confidence that will service them throughout their lives. The ability to strive and succeed develops within each individual, and The Believe & Achieve Foundation is committed to help local families develop and fulfill their goals.

The Believe & Achieve Foundation is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals, families and communities in low and moderate-income populations of Chester & Montgomery Counties. The Foundation will develop, identify and support programs that will work to fulfill basic needs. These programs will work directly to empower families striving to build a safe and nurturing home environment. The Foundation will host and oversee events and activities that help instill a sense of hope and spirit in individuals and their families to aspire to better life opportunities. The inspiration of The Foundation is expressed through the principle that by satisfying basic needs, an individual can develop a commitment to choose a path of achievement. The Believe & Achieve Foundation shares a passionate desire to celebrate diversity, integrity and innovation. The Foundation strives to continuously inform and guide our youth and their families in ways to provide better life opportunities through training, outreach and other pursuits.