3001 River Rd.
Jefferson, LA 70121
'WEEN DREAM is recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) public charity. Our determination letter is available online by clicking the following link.
'WEEN DREAM 501(c)(3) Recognition Letter
Our federal application for exemption (Form 1023) and annual federal return (Form 990) are available for public inspection and copying, as required by the IRS for all 501(c)(3) nonprofits. Please contact us to request these documents and we will promptly reply.
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'WEEN DREAM takes very seriously its responsibility to use all public donations in the manner that best accomplishes our mission as recognized by the IRS.
Our Board of Directors is comprised of experienced and qualified individuals who are dedicated to ensuring that 'WEEN DREAM is run with integrity, honesty, and the highest ethical standards. The Directors meet formally at least seven times a year, always with a focus on conducting operations in the nonprofit's best interest, with transparency, and in accordance with federal, state, and local laws. Directors maintain open lines of communication year-round and work together on a near-daily basis.
Below are some of the documents our Directors abide by that reflect 'WEEN DREAM's commitment to ethical, legal, and transparent operations.
MEET THE 'WEEN TEAM
Kelsey L. Meeks, Founder & CEO
Kelsey is an attorney at Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C. She has degrees from The University of Southern Mississippi (B.A. '05) and Tulane Law School (J.D. '10), where she was the Senior Managing Editor of Tulane Law Review. After two years of running a local costume donation program, she founded 'WEEN DREAM in 2014 as a national nonprofit organization so that children in need everywhere in America can experience the joy of dressing up for Halloween. She lives in New Orleans with her beloved cat, Lola.
Kelsey oversees and works on all aspects of 'WEEN DREAM operations.
Alli Scott Craig, Co-Founder &
Chief Operating Officer
Alli, the co-founder of 'WEEN DREAM, is the development director CASA Jefferson. Her costume expertise stems from her over twenty-five years of dance and performance experience, including ten years as a professional international performer.
Alli does anything and everything 'WEEN DREAM may need any given day, and she is the director in charge of our Costume Headquarters.
Chief Financial Officer
Greg is an experienced grant writer and musician from New Orleans. He has a Masters in Finance from Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York (M.B.A. ’12). He currently resides in Baton Rouge with his two dogs, Ollie and Foxy.
Greg manages all 'WEEN DREAM financial and accounting issues, and he issues receipts for all donations.
Stephanie Villagomez Lemoine
Stephanie is an attorney at Larzelere Picou Wells Simpson & Lonero, LLC, and full-time mom of two. She attended Texas A&M ('04) for her undergraduate studies and earned her law degree from Tulane Law School ('07). Stephanie has been recognized as one of Louisiana Super Lawyers' "Rising Stars" (2015) for her excellence in the legal profession. She is also an avid runner, having run multiple half-marathons and one full marathon. Stephanie and her husband, Ron, live in St. Rose, Louisiana with their two children, Thor and Claire.
Stephanie is a local group coordinator for New Orleans area schools and programs receiving costumes from 'WEEN DREAM.
Bruce is an award-winning meteorologist at FOX 8 New Orleans with thirty years of excellence in his field. His professional achievements are equalled by his dedication to many charities and nonprofits in the New Orleans area, including Coats For Kids, which he founded and lead for seventeen years giving 120,000 coats to kids in need. Bruce became a part of 'WEEN DREAM during the Halloween 2014 season when he served as a top volunteer and champion for the organization, and he joined the board of directors in December 2014. Bruce and his wife of 25 years, Karen, have two children.
Bruce is a community outreach and public relations director for 'WEEN DREAM.
Mike L. Porter
Mike, a founding member of 'WEEN DREAM, is an NCO in the U.S. Air Force who has served our country at home and abroad, including multiple deployments to Afghanistan, for nearly seventeen years. He has two "awesome" sons, Gabriel and Blake.
Mike promotes and organizes 'WEEN DREAM costume donation efforts outside of Louisiana.
Maurine Wall Laborde
Maurine, a founding member of 'WEEN DREAM, is an attorney at Wall, Bullington & Cook, LLC. She has undergraduate degrees from Washington University in St. Louis (B.A. '07) and a J.D. from Harvard Law School ('11). Maurine and her husband, Marc, live in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Maurine is a local group coordinator for New Orleans area schools and programs receiving costumes from 'WEEN DREAM.