Purpose of the name
We all have a destiny, and sometimes it takes decades for that Destiny to
be fulfilled. Each child represents Decades of Destiny.
Why was the foundation started?
As a single parent of my then 7 year old son who had a desire to play the keyboard, I was not financially able to enable him to complete his lessons,
or find a program that could offer a scholarship or assistance.
Decades of Destiny Children Foundation started because while preparing to take my younger son to his guitar lesson, I remembered the many attempts made to have my eldest learn to play the keyboard. It made me wonder, how many parents may have been in the same position as myself, having the desire but not being able to afford music lesson for their children. If I can make a difference in at least one child’s life, is what prompted me to start a foundation, as a way of generating finance to make dreams a reality, for children who have a love for the arts but are unable to afford it.
God has placed many children in my life to care for on a daily basis and in so doing. I am able to see such potentials in their young lives. My desire is to be an advocate for children to believe in their gifts. "Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it." Proverbs 22:6 NIV
We believe, “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world” James 1:27 NIV
As a young child growing up, they often have so many things they would like to pursue, but as they get older, things become much clearer and they find themselves questioning life. Why am I here? God created us for a purpose. When seeking that purpose, he equips us. Equipping comes through knowledge of him. So many times life‘s tragedies and disappointments cause us not to seek God for what he intended for us.
Our hope is that D2C Foundation will be a lighthouse for which God will use each person involvement, to enhance each child's vision purposely, and he will be glorified, in doing so.
Donna Tyther, Founder/President
Donna, was born in Georgetown, Guyana. She immigrated to the United States at age 13. She worked for the Board of Education in New York, a New York publishing company and other professional jobs. Currently she directs her own Home Family Childcare Center. Donna and her husband Martin have 2 sons and 1 grandson. She has been serving as a board member at Victory Church, in Audubon PA, for the past four years, where she has been a member for the last twelve years. Donna directed the nursery ministry for 7 years, and has recently taken on the role again, after 4 years of being away from the ministry to be more involved with the prayer ministry leadership team, and as a member of the Advisory Council for the current childcare facility. Donna’s passion is to see children walk in their gifts with confidence.
Favorite quote: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”
Martin Tyther, Vice President/Treasurer
Martin Tyther, his wife, and youngest son, reside in Pennsylvania. He pursued a career in navigation, upon graduating from high school, and obtained his deck officer license. He served as an officer in the merchant marine for several years. Martin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Systems while working as an administrative assistant, and inventory coordinator, in Florida. Currently, Martin is pursuing a Masters Degree in Transportation and Logistics Management while working as an independent contractor in trucking. He served on the board at Victory Church, in Audubon, PA for 3 years. He has been a member for 12 years. Martin has a desire if given the opportunity to bless others financially.
Tracy Tesfaye, Treasurer/Secretary
Tracy Tesfaye, a native of Orange County, California came to the East Coast to play collegiate softball and study Communications at Temple University. After graduating with her Bachelors, Tracy decided to stay in the Philadelphia area, to pursue a career in advertising and marketing. She landed her first job as a Sales Account Executive at a regional healthcare magazine, Advance Newsmagazines. She worked at Merion Publications for over 10 years as a mentor and won numerous sales award. While working at Merion, she continued her educational studies at LaSalle University and completed a Masters Degree in Communication Management. Currently, she works at the Philadelphia Inquirer. She spends part of her time as an adjunct professor at Eastern University where she teaches Public Relations and Advertising. Outside of work, Tracy has served in inner city missions and outreaches. She currently serves on the prayer leadership team at Victory Church in Audubon, PA. She loves the outdoors and enjoys spending time with her husband, Solomon and two young children, Caleb and Naomi. Tracy’s heart’s desire is to see young children grow in excellence.
Stephanie Abdul, Secretary
Stephanie Abdul immigrated to the United States from Kingston Jamaica with her parents. She is a mother of three beautiful daughters and wears many hats. A Super Mom, Massage Therapist, and worked for various chiropractors. She is currently working for a corporation in Exton, PA as a Credit Analyst Assistant and Payroll Coordinator. Stephanie has an entrepreneurial spirit that is always creating business ideas and has a passion of helping others.
Favorite quote: “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a closed room with a mosquito”. An African proverb