The mission of the Kathryn A. Basile Foster A Dream Foundation is to improve the quality of life for children and young adults living in foster care, enriching their minds, heart and soul.


Kathryn A.Basile Owner of Sunflower Educare 1984

Kathryn A. Basile was a driven, inspirational and true child advocate. She established the foundation in 2009, before she lost her battle with cancer, in order to carry on her life’s work and love of children.

Through the foundation’s many ongoing programs and partnerships, we make opportunities available to children that provide them with a healthy, positive outlook and life experiences. Our goal is to ensure that all children have an equal opportunity in life and love, delivering meaningful and formative interactions that build resilience, confidence and ambition.

“Kathy wanted to ensure that children in foster care have an equal opportunity in life – that they have the same opportunities as children raised in more traditional and stable family settings,” said Tom Gonzalez, foundation president and Basile’s husband. “Foster children face so many everyday difficulties in life, challenges that go unseen and unknown by those of us who are not familiar with the world of foster care; we feel that anything we can do to ease those difficulties is an extremely worthy and important cause.”

We want to thank our many past donors and other supporters for your generous donations in helping to keep Kathy’s work alive, and ultimately fulfilling the dreams of so many children in need. We believe that all children deserve a strong, loving foundation in life. Together with the help of caring individuals, corporate donors and partner organizations, we can significantly improve the quality of life for these young people, creating the opportunity for brighter and more promising futures for them.