Live Your Dream Foundation was founded in 2010 by David Young, founder and president of Paragon Wealth Management (www.ParagonWealth.com), daughter Shannon Golladay and Katie Bunnell. It’s mission is to support single, struggling mothers who have aspirations for higher education.
The story began when Katie Bunnell experienced being a single mother after her husband Byron unexpectedly passed away in 2005. Byron was not only a beloved family member, he was also a dear friend and colleague employed at Paragon Wealth Management at the time. Byron’s tragic death came as an unexpected shock to everyone who knew him. He added joy and meaning to many people’s lives.
Suddenly, Katie was left to provide for her 3 month old daughter. Katie decided her best first step would be to go to college to receive her bachelor’s degree. Katie searched for scholarships, but had a difficult time finding any scholarships for her situation.
Notwithstanding, Katie persevered and was able to complete her bachelor’s degree in just two and a half years from Utah Valley University.
Katie is using the foundation she created along with her family to give scholarships to disadvantaged single mothers. All scholarships go to helping these women gain an education to be able to provide for their families.
We provide scholarships to single mothers whom are residents of Utah. Scholarships range from, $500-$2,000, are awarded each year and can be used at any university, college, or technical school. Scholarship funds are awarded directly to the school.
Along with raising her four children with her husband, Devin Bunnell, Katie enjoys spending time in the outdoors, playing sports, boating, and working in the yard. Katie can always be found playing practical jokes, giving meaningful advice, and finding ways to serve her friends and family.