ATLANTA, Ga. (July 5, 2011) – Atlanta Falcons Limited Partner Warrick Dunn and his former Catholic High School teammate Ryan D. "Jume" Jumonville today announced a major gift to the Homes for the Holidays (HFTH) program. The $75,000 donation by Jumonville will be used to provide down-payment assistance and décor for five (5) single-parent families to achieve their American Dream of first-time home ownership.
The Warrick Dunn Family Foundation (WD-FF) is dedicated to providing opportunities for economically-disadvantaged single parents and children who have demonstrated a commitment to achieve financial independence and stability. The HFTH program, with corporate partner Aaron's, Inc., has rewarded 104 single parents and 278 children and dependents who have reached the American Dream of first-time homeownership in Atlanta, Ga., Baton Rouge, La., Tallahassee and Tampa, Fla., since 1997.
"We are very happy and grateful. This is a generous gift, and we celebrate it as recognition of the new relationship between Ryan D. "Jume" Jumonville and my Foundation. It parallels my long-standing friendship with Jume spanning back to our days at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge," said Warrick Dunn.
Jennifer J. Maxwell, executive director of WD-FF, offered: "We're thrilled that Mr. Jumonville has stepped forward as a lead donor of the Homes for the Holidays program. His generous gift enables us to further our mission of helping those who help themselves."
"I believe the true measure of a man is derived from the positive impact he has on others. Warrick Dunn is the definition of class and character and I am proud to support him in his endeavor to help single parents that have earned and deserve assistance. I hope this gift will encourage others in the Baton Rouge area to support this wonderful program," said Jumonville.