Established by the D.R.E.A.M Foundation
The D.R.E.A.M. (Developing, Restoring, Enabling, Advancing Many) Foundation was founded by Dr. DeCosta Headley Sr. Dr. Headley was a longstanding leader in East New York and Brownsville communities in Brooklyn, NY. For more than 16 years, he held the position of District Leader of the 40th Assembly District in New York. An activist, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and business leader, he had first-hand knowledge of how to make a difference in the lives of others. The D.R.E.A.M. Foundation established and funded the Katie L. Davis Scholarship, which is administered by Community Council for Medgar Evers College, Inc.
Katie L. Davis leads the Council as its president. Katie L. Davis is a devout Christian woman and a dedicated long-time member of Antioch Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York where she serves as Vice-Chair of the Trustee Board. An activist since she was young in Georgia, she brought her knowledge of civil rights and justice when she moved to Brooklyn. She is an outstanding and exemplary Brooklyn civic leader, who always makes a positive difference in other people’s lives. One of her most significant passions is voter registration. Through her teaching and encouragement, she made young people aware of the importance of becoming informed voters. A graduate of Columbia University with a master’s degree in public health administration, as well as a trained Registered Nurse, she is the former Deputy Director for Administration at Kingsboro Psychiatric Center where she retired from the New York State Office of Mental Health. After receiving numerous awards, honors and recognitions, this award bears the name of Katie L. Davis and all that she represents.