'WEEN DREAM

‘WEEN DREAM is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit that gives free Halloween costumes to children in need.  Donate a costume and give the gift of Halloween!

CONTACT


 
 

Mailing Address

'WEEN DREAM
3001 River Rd.
Jefferson, LA 70121

 

General Inquiries

If you've checked out the website and read our FAQ but still have questions about donating or applying for a costume, please email alli@weendream.org.

Press

Email kelsey@weendream.org

Public Records

'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.

Lagniappe

(that's Louisiana for "extra stuff")

'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 several 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. 

Below are some of the documents our Directors abide by that reflect 'WEEN DREAM's commitment to ethical, legal, and transparent operations.

Mission Statement
Conflicts of Interest Policy
Bylaws, including our Anti-Discrimination Policy
Privacy Policy

 

MEET THE 'WEEN TEAM

 
'WEEN DREAM Board of Directors Meeting on August 9, 2015 at our costume headquarters

'WEEN DREAM Board of Directors Meeting on August 9, 2015 at our costume headquarters

 

Officers

 

Kelsey L. Meeks, Founder & CEO

Kelsey is an attorney at Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C. in New Orleans. 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. Kelsey and her boyfriend, Carlos, live in New Orleans with their beloved cat, Lola. 

Kelsey oversees and works on all aspects of 'WEEN DREAM operations.

 
Kelsey in June 1988

 

Alli Womac, Co-Founder &
Chief Operating Officer

Alli, the co-founder of 'WEEN DREAM, is the Program Director for Upturn Arts in New Orleans. Her costume expertise stems from her over twenty-five years of dance and performance experience, including ten years as a professional international performer. Alli and her husband, Danny, live in New Orleans with their dog, Dublin (AKA "Dubs").

Alli does anything and everything 'WEEN DREAM may need any given day, and she is the director in charge of our Costume Headquarters. 

 
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Greg Bonfanti
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.


Directors

 

 

Stephanie Villagomez Lemoine

Stephanie is an attorney at Leake & Andersson, L.L.P. in New Orleans and a 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 Katz

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 over 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.

 

toni@weendream.org

toni@weendream.org

 

Toni Shirley

Toni is the VP of Training & Development Manager at Fidelity Bank. She has over 20 years of experience in the banking industry and 14 years of experience in training. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and a Master’s degree in Instructional Design and Technology. Toni is a member of the National and New Orleans chapters of the Association of Talent Development and the Society for Human Resource Management. She also volunteers for Animal Rescue of New Orleans (ARNO) and Junior Achievement of Louisiana, and she is a tutor for the New Hope CDC program in Kenner, Louisiana.

Toni, who joined the 'WEEN DREAM board in 2017, coordinates local fundraising efforts and costume donation programs.


 

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.


3001 River Rd., Jefferson, LA 70121
info@weendream.org