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Job Posting: Program Coordinator, Part-Time

The Day Dreams Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit established in 2014 that works to eliminate financial barriers to participating in extracurricular activities and promotes healthy life styles, goal setting, academics, teamwork and respect for others. The foundation awards scholarships to children from lower-income families to participate in extracurriculars. To date, the organization has awarded more than $100,000 to more than 300 kids in Columbia. Children that qualify for free or reduced lunch at school are eligible to receive scholarship funding.

Day Dreams Foundation is seeking to hire our first staff member to coordinate our scholarship program. Our ideal candidate is organized, passionate about kids, self-motivated, and reliable.

Duties may include:

  • Staff and organize the equipment closet
  • Process scholarship applications
  • Answer phone/return calls
  • Serve as primary point of contact for families
  • Prepare applications for review by program committee
  • Meet with families to award scholarships and follow up with families
  • Keep our online database and paper records organized
  • Post about scholarship meetings on social media
  • Coordinate planning of activity fair/equipment resale
  • Enter new donations into online database
  • Help write donor thank you notes
  • Oversee a team of Service Learning Students from University of Missouri
  • Staff events in the community to promote scholarships
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, basic computer literacy, and organization skills
  • High school diploma
  • Ability to work without direct supervision

Job Type: Part-time, average of 10 to 15 hours per week

Hours will be flexible, however candidate must have some availability between 9 and 5 during the week to staff the office and oversee student volunteers. Ideal candidate would have some flexibility in their schedule to meet with families to award scholarships.

Pay: $14-$16 per hour, depending on experience

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Joe Bradley at joe@daydreamsfoundation.org.


2019 Gala Auction Items


1 — Two Tickets to Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy + $50 Jack Stack Gift Card

The Broadway hit Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy is the original groundbreaking musical and acrobatic adventure inspired by nature’s unpredictable creations. See it live at Starlight Theatre in Kansas City on Friday, September 6 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are in Plaza 5. Before the show, enjoy dinner at Jack Stack Barbecue with a $50 gift card.

Donated By: The Boschert Family

2 — Branson Vacation

Enjoy a 3-night stay at the Wilderness Club at Big Cedar located near Branson, MO. Valid dates are November 29 – December 2, 2019. This 2-bedroom lodge can easily sleep 6 guests (2 king beds and 2 sofa beds) and comes with a full kitchen, fireplace and jetted tub. While you’re there, enjoy 4 complimentary tickets to see The Duttons (finalists from America’s Got Talent), 4 tickets for a sightseeing cruise on the Main Street Marina, and 2 passes to the World’s Largest Toy Museum, courtesy of the Branson Tourism Center.

Donated By: Kaye Huch and Branson Tourism Center

3 — Four Box Tickets to Cardinals vs Rockies and Field Visit

Enjoy four box-level seats to see the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Colorado Rockies on Saturday, August 24 at 6:15 p.m. And best of all, this package includes a priceless pregame experience with a field visit before the game, hosted by a Cardinals representative in which you will have the opportunity to have your photo taken on the field by the Cardinals photographer. Package also includes 4 passes to the Cardinals Hall of Fame Club.

Donated By: Andrew Dean and St. Louis Cardinals

4 — Two Weekend Passes to Roots N Blues N Music Festival

Don’t miss out on Columbia’ premiere annual music festival, the Roots N’ Blues N BBQ Festival, held September 27-29, 2019 at Stephens Lake Park. The lineup this year includes Maren Morris, Jason Isbell, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, John Prine, The Mavericks and many more!

Donated By: Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival

5 — Family Mini Portrait Session

Sit down for a 30-minute family portrait session with Catherine Rhodes Photography, one of the top-ranked photography studios in the area. Catherine is a local photographer who generously donated her time and talent to take professional images of Day Dreams kids. Package includes 10 digital images.

Donated By: Catherine Rhodes Photography

6 — 3-month Membership to Columbia Country Club

Get ready for the best three months of golf of the year! This full golf membership gives you unlimited access to one of the best courses in the area, as well as the pool, dining room, and member-only events. Certificate expires December 31, 2019. Package also includes a CCC hat and Driver headcover.

Donated By: Columbia Country Club


The silent auction will close at 7:10 p.m.

7 — Two 1-day passes to Six Flags St. Louis

There’s no better way to close out the summer than with a trip to a theme park. You and a friend will enjoy some of the fastest, tallest, wildest, gut-wrenchingest rides in the country – including a few record-breakers! Expires Sept. 22, 2019

Donated By: Six Flags St. Louis

8 — Two Couch Club Memberships at Ragtag and Tote Bag

Each membership to the Couch Club includes one free regular film screening of your choice each month (you pick the film, time, and date) plus a voucher from Uprise Bakery good for one free small popcorn and a discount on one fountain soda, draft beer, or a glass of wine. Family members 18 and under get the $5.50 member ticket price when attending with you. Also included is a Ragtag tote bag.

Donated By: Ragtag Cinema

9 — Ice Cream Date Nights for a Year!

24 Andy’s Frozen Custard Coupons (11 for “any treat, 6 regular one topping sundaes, 2 small one topping concretes, 5 small cones. Also comes with supplies to have your own ice cream party!

Donated By: Andy’s Frozen Custard and Jenny and Andy Bradley

10 — Pizza and Pints

Nothing goes better with pizza than a refreshing pint (or liter) of beer. Dive into some pizza from Shakespeare’s ($25) or Pizza Tree ($25), and pair it with a beer from Gunter Hans ($20).

Donated By: Pizza Tree, Shakespeare’s Pizza, Gunter Hans

11 — 1-night hotel stay at Isle of Carpi and 2 buffet vouchers

Try your luck and hit the jackpot at the Isle of Capri Casino in Boonville! This package includes a 1-night stay at the Isle of Capri Hotel, as well as two buffet vouchers for Farmer’s Pick Buffet located on the property. Hotel stay good for Sunday-Thursday nights. Both certificates expire Nov. 28, 2019.

Donated By: Isle of Capri Boonville

12 — Four Passes to Missouri Botanical Gardens

Discover the wonder of the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis including Shaw Nature Reserve and the Butterfly House.

Donated By: Kaye Huch

13 — Six Tickets to the Throwback Throwdown

Get your boots ready to attend the Throwback Throwdown featuring Clay Walker, Lonestar, Mark Wills, and Kerosine 6 at Providence Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, Kansas on Friday, September 6 at 6:00 p.m.

Donated By: The Boschert Family

14 — Two Columbia Culinary Tour Tickets

Spend an evening out on the town enjoying food and drink samples from some of the downtown District’s established restaurants as well as some newer locations. This 2.5 hour walking tour is full of food, fun, and a little bit of Columbia’s rich history. This tour is geared towards guests 21 and over.

Donated By: Columbia Culinary Tours

15 — Are We There Yet?

Take this basket along on your next road trip. Basket includes snacks, crafts, stories and games.

Donated By: Jenny and Andy Bradley

16 — Pete the Cat Basket

Put on your blue shoes and join in the fun with this collection of Pete the Cat children’s books.

Donated By: Kevin and Emily Shull

17 — Summer Fun Basket

Summer is here, which means it’s time to play outside! This basket comes with several fun items that kids will be able to have some fun in the sun with.

Donated By: Kevin and Emily Shull

18 — Toy Basket

Help these brand new toys find a loving home! This large collection of toys if perfect for children between the ages of 2 and 6.

Donated By: Kyle and JoAnn Shull

19 — Four Rounds of Golf at LA Nickell or Lake of the Woods

Play four rounds of golf with a cart at either Lake of the Woods Golf Course or L.A. Nickell Golf Course. Bring a friend, or play four rounds yourself! Certificate is valid anytime Monday-Friday or after 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Expires December 31, 2020.

Donated By: City of Columbia Parks and Recreation

20 — Four Tickets to Royals vs. Indians on July 25

Watch the Kansas City Royals take on the Cleveland Indians on Thursday, July 25 at 7:15 p.m. Also includes a parking pass.

Donated By: Midwest Computech

21 — Two weeks of unlimited classes at Pure Barre and Sticky Socks

Get in shape this summer with two weeks of unlimited low-intensity, high-results workout classes at Pure Barre. This certificate is valid for new customers only. Also included are a pair of sticky socks.

Donated By: Pure Barre

22 — Comfort Club Membership

Live the life of comfort with a one-year membership to Chapman’s Comfort Club from Chapman Heating and Air Conditioning! This membership includes two prepaid maintenance visits (one cooling, one heating), 24-hour priority service, no emergency charges, discounts on repairs, and more!

Donated By: Chapman Heating and Air Conditioning

23 — Firepit with S’mores Supplies

Enjoy a night around the campfire with this new firepit with all the supplies you need for s’mores.

Donated By: The Lang Family

24 — I Must Have Flowers Print

Take home this beautiful artwork by Kelsey Louder, a former Day Dreams board member.

Donated By: Letter Louder

25 — One loaf of bread for a year

Enjoy one freshly-baked loaf of bread from Panera every month for a year! Certificate expires Dec. 2020.

Donated By: Panera Bread

26 — Bucket O’ Beer

A variety of craft beers, beer mugs and munchies to enjoy for a relaxing night at home.

Donated By: Jenny and Andy Bradley

27 — Autographed Copy of Born Just Right by Jordan Reeves

Take home this autographed copy of Born Just Right by Jordan Reeves, a 13-year-old Columbia native that was featured on The Today Show with her prosthetic arm that shoots glitter! Also included is the Mattel barbie with prosthetic leg that Jordan collaborated with the company on.

Donated By: Jordan and Jen Lee Reeves

28 — Grilling Set

Summer-time means grilling season! Get ready for your next BBQ with this grilling set. Make sure your meats are at the perfect temperature with the included digital grilling thermometer.

Donated By: John and Angie Claas

29 — Garbo’s Beauty Products

Six hair products from Garbo’s Salon in Omaha, NE.

Donated By: Linda Mead

30 — Day Dreamer Basket

I’m dreaming of a quiet night at home. Bath and Body works products and a bottle of wine.

Donated By: Andy and Jenny Bradley and Les Bourgeois

31 — 3-piece Blue Jean Chef Party Set, Plus Pier 1 Beverage Cooler

With this package, you will be ready to host the backyard bash of the summer. Also included is a set of Cardinals magnets to decorate the Cardinal-red set.

Donated By: The Lang Family

Greg English

Greg graduated Mizzou in 2013 with a Bachelors degree in Health Science, going back to school at State Technical College in a Linn, MO to become a Physical Therapist Assistant. He currently is with MU Health Care as a Physical Therapist Assistant.  Greg resides in Columbia with his two Siberian Huskies and can be found spending time with his family outdoors.

Trischa Splitter

Trischa is from the Columbia area and a graduate of Columbia College and Stephens College. She received her Masters in Strategic Leadership from Stephens College in May of 2018 and started as the Coordinator of Student Engagement at Columbia College that same month. Trischa’s favorite extracurricular activity is doing Acro Yoga with her husband and hiking on any of the awesome hiking trails in Mid-Missouri. She also lives her two amazing mutts, Bubbles and Frankie!

Angie Claas

angie classAngie is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a degree in psychology. Originally from Tipton, MO, she lived in the St. Louis area after graduation but she and her husband returned to Columbia in 1993. They have four children and have spent A LOT of time attending school and sporting events as their children have grown. Angie is employeed as the bookkeeper at The St. Thomas More Newman Center.  After her own experiences with extracurriculars growing up (basketball, band, cheerleading) and witnessing the importance of them as a parent, Angie is excited to be a part of the Day Dreams  Foundation in its mission to help ensure that all kids can benefit from involvement in extracurriculars.

Anthony Johnson

Anthony whom is originally from Columbia, Missouri graduated from Douglass High School in 2004. He later graduated with a Bachelors in Sports Management from Central Methodist University. Anthony is the founder of the Non-Profit Columbia Supreme youth basketball organization. He learned about Day Dream Foundation from a few of his players that utilized the organization to aid with basketball cost. Anthony has worked at Boys and Girls Club, Fun City Youth Academy, Unlimited Opportunities, Woodhaven, Youth Empowerment Zone and Services for independent Living. He is passionate about children, individuals with disabilities and all other members of the under served communities.

Amanda Maune

Amanda is originally from Washington Missouri and moved to Columbia after graduating from Central Methodist University in Fayette, MO where she played volleyball and studied sociology. Amanda received her Masters of Social Work from the University of Missouri and is currently the Access Crisis Intervention Coordinator at Burrell Behavioral Health. Amanda coaches volleyball at Columbia Independent School and in her spare time trains and competes in Olympic weightlifting. As a life-long athlete Amanda recognizes the impact of extra-curricular activities on a child’s life and joined Day Dreams Foundation to help give kids in Columbia opportunities that will provide positive outcomes in their future.

Sheena Rice, Vice President

Sheena RiceSheena Rice is the Outreach Manager for the MU News Bureau, the media relations office at Mizzou. At Mizzou, Sheena is responsible for helping health and wellness researchers craft their messaging to local, statewide, national and international reporters for print, online and broadcast outlets. Originally from Butte, Montana, Sheena holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in both philosophy and political science from Montana State University. She received her Master’s in Public Affairs from Mizzou. When she’s not working or volunteering with Day Dreams, Sheena can be found in the gym, watching Cubs baseball or Mizzou sports.

Ellen Bradley, Secretary

EllenEllen is from St. Louis and moved to Columbia in 2010 to attend the University of Missouri, where she received a bachelors in Human Development and Family Studies. She currently works as a Family Resource Specialst with First Chance for Children, and is finishing a masters degree in social work. Her favorite extracurricular activity as a child was taking piano lessons, which she did from ages 7-18. She also attended YMCA Camp Lakewood, where she later worked as a counselor. She has been involved with Day Dreams since its beginnings in 2014, and has served as a program committee member and the board secretary. She has been married to Joe Bradley since July 2016.

Sara Maslar-Donar

SaraMDSara joined the Board of Directors in fall of 2016 and has since fallen in love with the Day Dreams Foundation (what’s not to love?!) Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Sara came down to Columbia in 2011 to attend Mizzou and pursue her dream of becoming a famous television reporter. After graduating college in 2015, she began working as a reporter at ABC 17 News and has loved every minute of it. She’s still working on the “famous” part (look out, Savannah Guthrie!) Through her job, Sara realized the important, unique role the Day Dreams Foundation plays in the community and how beneficial it can be to help those families that truly need it. She’s currently a member of the Marketing Committee and putting her addiction to social media to good use. When she’s not posting on our Facebook page, she’s either reading a good murder mystery novel or drinking a good craft beer with friends.

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