Darin's Birthday Donation

Join us in wishing our namesake Darin C. Banks Happy Birthday!

As Darin would have been 49 years old on April 8th,

Consider contributing $49 to DCBF's Scholarship Fund.

Text DCBF49 to 77948 and win a prize!

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Greetings DCBF Friends! April 8th would be Darin’s 49th birthday. It’s astounding that nine years have gone by since his passing. If he were here, I think he would be very glad to have reached forty-nine years of age. He’d probably boast that 49 is the new 29 or something funny like that.

If he were here I’m sure we’d travel to the Caribbean, Asia, or perhaps on safari in South Africa. If there was chocolate cake and we were together, he’d be happy.

As I think about Darin’s birthday, I also reflect on the wonderful journey we’ve embarked on in founding The Darin C. Banks Foundation, (DCBF). It has been a labor of love, hard work and more gratifying than we could ever hope. DCBF has awarded over a dozen college scholarships, mentored more than 500 youth, cultivated relationships with high schools, universities, other non-profits and corporations across the U.S. DCBF has also provided internships for college students, developed a community of partners and supporters, offering encouraging and resourceful content to young people in the areas of college scholarships, financial literacy, interviewing skills, resume preparation, college success tips, career management, social media reputation and entrepreneurship, through our online channels, including streaming radio and via 1x1 outreach.

DCBF Scholars have matriculated to and graduated from Ivy League, Big Ten and distinguished private colleges and universities. They are emerging leaders working in the business, entertainment and social services industries. They volunteer in their hometowns and abroad, enriching their communities as global citizens. We believe in today’s youth and tomorrow’s leaders.


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Greetings DCBF Friends! April 8th would have been Darin’s 49th birthday. It’s astounding that nine years have gone by since his passing. If he were here, I think he would be very glad to have reached forty-nine years of age. He’d probably boast that 49 is the new 29 or something funny like that. If he were here, I’m sure we’d travel to the Caribbean, Asia, or perhaps on safari in South Africa. If there was chocolate cake and we were together, he’d be happy.


As I think about Darin’s birthday, I also reflect on the wonderful journey we’ve embarked on in founding The Darin C. Banks Foundation, (DCBF). It has been a labor of love, hard work and more gratifying than we could have ever hoped. DCBF has awarded over a dozen college scholarships, mentored more than 500 youth, cultivated relationships with high schools, universities, other non-profits and corporations across the U.S. DCBF has also provided internships for college students, developed a community of partners and supporters, offering encouraging and resourceful content to young people in the areas of college scholarships, financial literacy, interviewing skills, resume preparation, college success tips, career management, social media reputation and entrepreneurship, through our online channels, including streaming radio and via 1x1 outreach.


DCBF Scholars have matriculated to and graduated from Ivy League, Big Ten and distinguished private colleges and universities. They are emerging leaders working in the business, entertainment and social services industries. They volunteer in their hometowns and abroad, enriching their communities as global citizens. We believe in today’s youth and tomorrow’s leaders.


Happy Birthday Darin!


Love,

Michelle D. Banks

Founder & ED, The Darin C. Banks Foundation