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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Philanthropy, Public Foundations

Mission: The Perfect Game Foundation works with those who aspire to a business career in sports by providing mentorship along with financial assistance for internships and courses of study in sports.

Programs: Assist young men and women at home and abroad, who aspire to a life in sports, by mentoring, assisting with internships, scholarships and entry level job placement assistance. The foundation will accomplish its mission by utilizing multimedia communications to reach potential candidates and connect them with opportunities in the world of sports, including those institutions of higher learning with appropriate programs that are available to students who seek a career in sports, establishing scholarships to assist those in need to pursue their dream. The foundation will provide candidates, free of charge, with career guidance, mentoring and job placement services. It will also fund study programs at institutions of higher learning and internships with sports-connected businesses.

Community Stories

66 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Drew B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Del has completely changed my life. He is one of the most charitable and helpful human beings I have ever met. From my junior year in high school, Del and the Perfect Game Foundation have helped guide my future career aspirations and education plans. Without him and the organization, I would not be in the position I am in now. Everyone deserves to have someone like Del in their lives.

Previous Stories

Client Served

Rating: 5

The perfect game foundation has truly changed my life. The foundation has opened up countless opportunities in my life and has put me in contact with some of the biggest names in the sporting industry. Above all, the perfect game foundation has taught me the importance of charity. After first handingly experiencing what the pgf offered me, I now fully realize the significance of service. It goes without reservation when I award them five stars.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As someone who is currently active in TPGF I am constantly impressed with Del. There are a countless individuals who work in sports business and there is no one who more a gentleman and professional than Del. He is always willing to help, take on silly questions and achieve the dreams of others. If I were to write this review a year from now I am sure that I would be astronomically satisfied.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a college student, Del WIlber gave me an opportunity to help with the foundation on a volunteer basis during one Summer break. I learned a lot from my experience, and it made me very interested in sports business. Del is a great leader for this foundation that represents the great legacy of sports and his family.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Del is just an A+ individual. He has referred a number of interns to the organization---all of them have been professional, likable and a good match. Del is committed to assisting young (and the not so young) to achieving h/h professional goals. Keep up the great work.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Del Wilber is a great man. He was referred to me by a friend and although we had never met or communicated in the past, he offered his time, his experience, and his advice at no cost to me. Del was always available to chat or to lend a hand, and that's the way TPGF operates. They are a great foundation and I look forward to what the future has in store for them.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked cosely and met many of the students helped by the TPGF. These students are passionate about moving forward and makinga difference. We have been fortunate to have a few students work within our organization. Del Wilber understands the brand promise we try to deliver and he provides students that he believes will deliver that brand promise for us. A great organization with great people involved.

Greg33

Client Served

Rating: 5

Without people like Del Wilber and groups like TPGF I would not be on the career path that I am. Del spent the better part of a year mentoring and teaching me about the inner workings of the sports world. The program proved that even someone looking to make a career change can break in with hard work. Since "graduating" from TPGF the program has grown leaps and bounds and is a must use tool for college students looking to learn and get an edge on their competition. The relationships you gain within TPGF and the experts you are able to lean on are the best of the best.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

TPGF helps young professionals pursue their dream of working in the sports profession. As the old adage goes, if you can find a job you love; you will never have to work a day in your life!

Del is a tireless leader who cares and supports all persons who he has the opportunity to meet.

Cathy54

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Not only is TPGF exceptional, it is an example to the enormous sports industry that you need and should give back to the industry that gave you a career. Hats off and a salute to Del Wilber for taking his professional talents, experience and contacts to do his share in "saving the world" - one kid at a time. I hope we can get others to follow. And knowing Del, he will!

Cathy Griffin

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Del and the PGF have been active supporters of our Sport Sales Combine providing not only scholarships, but mentoring, helping with placement and also directing students on career paths including grad school. Years agoI worked for Del at Del Wilber + Associates - it is a pleasure to see that Del has made the move to the non-profit sector and is paying it forward and giving back.

Hank T.

Advisor

Rating: 5

Del and TPGF are truly changing you kids lives and access to opportunities. Moreover, Del is truly a visionary in terms of creating more opportunities for young professionals. This is arguably the best organization I know of that truly empowers its target group.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Del Wilber has made an amazing impact on my life. When my husband and I moved to Washington D.C., Del went out of his way to not only understand our interests and goals, but ultimately helped change the trajectory of our lives by introducing us to a number of his friends and colleagues that provided much needed guidance and counsel. Del is not only a friend but a mentor. The work that Del is doing with TPGF is absolutely incredible. The foundation creates unbelievable opportunities and helps young people pursue their dreams. Del Wilber & TPGF is tireless in their commitment to help change lives and they both deserve recognition as a leader and as a non-profit.

Robert87

Client Served

Rating: 5

First a word about Del and the The Perfect Game Foundation.

Del is an individual you only read about, until you have the good fortune to meet him. He embodies the philosophy of "pass it forward". He has mentored me and my company (INTENNIS.com) in so many valuable ways as he draws on his experiences and introductions to guide you through some of those same trials.

We also experienced first hand his intern program, when three young men aided us in further developing our reach into various segments in the world of tennis.

Meeting and getting to know Del and TPGF has been life changing. You cannot work beside Del for very long, before you are ready and willing to reach out to offer a helping hand to an individual (stranger or friend) or a company.

I am honored to know Del and pleased to work with him.

Josh16

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a sports industry professional, I can't say enough about Del and the individuals at The Perfect Game Foundation. The support and networking resources they provided me during my time as a graduate student helped secure the position I am in today, and will remain continuously instrumental as my career progresses into the future. I highly recommend TPGF and am truly grateful for everything the organization has provided me.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The foundation, but Del especially has become such an inspiring person in my life. I have big dreams and aspirations for myself and Del has helped in so many ways to keep me on the right path to getting there. He is willing to help and talk at anytime and genuinely cares about everyone he is involved with. This is an absolutely phenomenal organization and I have nothing but the utmost best things to say about it!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Absolutely love working with Del and his family on this wonderful cause. They have given a voice to an important community with rich history in building collaboration and friendship. We've all experienced the glow after a baseball game or the morning after a win against the rival football team. In a way, we are all in debt to those that seek out a career in sports. I'm thankful Del and team are finding a way to provide support to these young professionals.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great organization! Only had a brief encounter thus far, however looking forward to a great partnership going forward!

Mary137

Advisor

Rating: 5

Great non-profit organization dedicated to making a difference in the world of sports. The Foundation presents a Perfect Avenue for young professionals to further their love and knowledge of the entire sport's world.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Perfect Game Foundation is truly a nonprofit run with a heart. Dedicated to helping those interested in making a difference in the sports world, the foundation has accomplished so much in a very short time. An amazing accomplishment. I am truly excited to have been a part of the foundation from the beginning and can't wait to see what they are able to do in the next few years.

Advisor

Rating: 5

As a Founding Advisor for The Perfect Game Foundation, I was hopeful that the organization would be able to stand, then walk, then run, over a significant span of time, after it was launched. What I've seen has been beyond my greatest expectations, and to know that TPGF is positively impacting so many lives and careers is a "home run". Del has poured an enormous amount of time and energy into TPGF, and as Advisors the rest of us are honored to be associated.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Perfect Game Foundation has created a network of individuals who have experience in and who are looking to break into the sports industry that is unparalleled. Del is an amazing listener and wonderful mentor who's always looking for ways to help others--whether it's with a piece of advice or an introduction to one of his (many) friends or colleagues. As anyone who's worked in sports knows, this organization fills a very obvious need providing both funding for students completing essential unpaid internships and networking opportunities to young adults hoping to break into the sports industry.

Client Served

Rating: 5

There are times in your life where you simply know that you've come across something that will change your life forever. The Perfect Game Foundation and in particular Del Wilbur, have been that something for me. I cannot express how grateful I am to the Foundation for helping me jump start my career and I can unequivocally give it my highest recommendation.

Donor

Rating: 4

I think that the work that Del is doing with the foundation is not just altruistic, but also meaningful in the lives of many of these young people
It not only helps them out functionally and professionally, but Del's actions and role are an exceptional model for young people to follow.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Perfect Game Foundation is a great source for college graduates eager to get into the sports field. After graduation, I found myself in a position similar to that of most college students. Del Wilber and The Perfect Game Foundation worked extremely hard to give me the contacts and positioning I needed to find a successful career.

Donor

Rating: 5

As a donor to The Perfect Game Foundation I am impressed by the energy and effort that goes into this organization. The Foundation is a very positive influence on our community and a great way to promote love of all sports.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As I write this, I am fulfilling my lifelong dream to work at the highest level of professional baseball, which would not be possible without TPGF and Del Wilber. Del's support and TPFG's network of contacts--built on a foundation of respect for Del throughout the industry--were pivotal in opening career opportunities for me that very few are fortunate enough to have. More importantly, throughout the entire process I have been constantly reminded of how fortunate I am to have someone of Del's outstanding character to rely on as a mentor.

Jeff59

Donor

Rating: 5

As a multi-year donor to The Perfect Game Foundation, I consistently remain impressed with the leadership and effort that Del Wilber puts into each and every individual relationship. His passion for the industry is clearly demonstrated through his impact on the young professionals he counsels and mentors. And, the foundation clearly shares those values, based on the first-hand comments of those the foundation has been able to assist. I plan on continuing to donate to The Perfect Game Foundation and help expand their reach even further.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was referred to Del Wilber and TPGF by a mutual friend when I moved to the Washington D.C. area. Del went out of his way to explore my interests and goals, ultimately helping me find a path right for me. I consider Del a friend and a mentor and would recommend his leadership to anyone seeking professional guidance.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

TPGF is an impressive foundation under the leadership of Del Wilber. I am very fortunate to have been introduced to Del. I quickly learned and was able to see how dedicated he is to all these young adults who share the passion and desire to work in the sports industry. Del's endless knowledge and connections impress me always as does his willingness to share both. He has a never give up attitude that is contagious. The foundation deserves great recognition for its committment to helping so many young adults pursue their passion. Thank you Del for your generousity.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Del Wilber and TPGF have been such a great blessing in my life. Del is such an incredible mentor who is dedicated to helping me succeed in the goals I want to achieve. With his connections and knowledge, I have learned so much about the sports business. He is always working to help me and to find internships that are pertinent to what I want to be doing. So thankful for TPGF!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Del Wilber and TPGF have gone above and beyond in helping me further my career. Del is one of the most passionate, professional and generous people I know. His support and guidance has been a huge factor in helping me grow in the sports industry. I am extremely thankful to have had the opportunity to benefit from such a wonderful organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

TPGF and Del Wilber have been a continuous support for me from college into my early career years. TPGF is an organization dedicating time, $, and mentorship to many aspiring individuals across the country who have proven to be successful. This is hands down, the best organization I have worked with and I couldnt be more grateful to be apart of something so pure. Del's hard work, dedication, kindness, and enthusiasm helped land me a great opportunity with the 49ers and taught me the importance of “paying it forward”.

Donna96

Client Served

Rating: 5

TPGF has been instrumental in placing bright and resourceful students with my company. As a growing event marketing company focused on golf networking, the interns from TPGF we able to help advance many initiatives while gaining valuable experience. The work to 'find' a good fit has been greatly reduced with the candidates put forth by Del and his team. Business matchmaking made easy!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Del Wilber is, without question, one of the most personable and classy gentlemen I have had the pleaseure of meeting. Del, and anything associated with him is undeniably top notch. I would recommend del and the foundation to any and all that inquire!

Dave McBrearty

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Del has been a wonderful mentor throughout my transition from college to the work force. His networking reach is expansive and is always willing to introduce new contacts. It is clear that he truly loves helping others and I am forever greatful for is guidence and friendship.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Del Wilber has been such a help with my search to find a position in a company that really fits my personality and skill set. The more I learned about his company, the more I respect what he does and the multitude of people, and especially young recent graduates, that is helped and supported by him. I applaud him and his work and recommend this charity with the utmost sincerity.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Del Wilber has had a tremendous influence on my career and path in life. Through The Perfect Game Foundation I have been able to get 2 sports-centered internships that otherwise would have been unavailable to me. Del has an amazing reputation in the sports industry, with both organizations I have interned with saying his endorsement of me is enough to convince them I am qualified for the job. He always engaged and quick to respond to any questions I have, no matter how trivial. He even helped advise me when it came to transferring colleges. I consider myself incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to benefit from such a wonderful organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Del Wilber has been amazing in providing the proper networks to connect into the baseball industry. He is extremely knowledgable in the sport business industry while recognizing the necessary steps to advance students through the internship process and above. He makes "The Perfect Game Foundation" a priority and gives students the attention they need to move forward. I am very fortunate to have met Del and his great Non-profit organization. I highly recommend any student looking to advance their efforts in the sports business world to get in contact with Del Wilber immediately.

Advisor

Rating: 5

Del Wilber has been an advisor to our firm, SAE Advisory, and because of this, we have had the opportunity to see first hand the benefits TPGF offers, both from the quality of the students we have had intern with us as well as for the students we have referred to TPGF. I often say Del is the most connected man in sports.....for students interested in working in the sector, there is no one better then Del and TPGF to guide you through the process.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Del Wilber and The Perfect Game Foundation have had a tremendous influence on my career. Through expert advice and guidance, I was able to gain an internship in the marketing department of the Washington Capitals and begin work for other organizations in the sport industry as well. As a college student just beginning a career, the foundation has helped me make the most of my career opportunities and help get my career after graduation started in the sport industry. I cannot describe how helpful Del and the foundation has been to me, and I know they will continue to do the same for others in the future.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't thank Del Wilber and The Perfect Game Foundation enough. Their counsel has been genuine, personal, differentiated, and persistent in my searches over the years. They truly care about connecting with people, and connecting them with one another in hopes of creating stronger relationships and, ultimately, helping achieve life-changing professional opportunities. Thank you, TPGF! Del - You're the best!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot over state how amazing and helpful The Perfect Game Foundation has been for me personally. I was introduced to the organization and Del by a friend and instantly realized this was something special. The amount of time and effort they put in to help me find a career and help me establish goals was astounding. This is a truly great organization who cares deeply about the people they are helping.

Client Served

Rating: 5

TPGF is an outstanding non-profit that enabled me to acquire a professional internship in the media industry, and TPGF allowed me to get actually paid for my time. Many internships don't think its necessary to pay college students even when they are paying for expenses, rent, and among other things, but with Del Wilber's help, I was able to succeed and further my skills in video production with an internship provided by TPGF.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We can't speak highly enough about TPGF and about Del Wilber. Our family's introduction to Del and his organization was by what we would call "happenchance" and the opportunity to meet Del has been a life changing experience for our older son. We are amazed by how accessible Del has been and likewise how proactive he has been in matching up vocational opportunities for him. Our son is now on a clear path for what he is looking for in his collegiate studies and for what he aspires to for his career. We are very grateful for the interest Del has shown in our son and for the doors that he has opened up. We can only imagine what he has also done for others. Bravo to TPGF and to Del Wilber.

Linda and Dick White
Vienna, VA.

Donor

Rating: 5

Del Wilber, the founder of TPGF, has done a remarkable job of sourcing numerous placement opportunities and internships for over 80 young people in the sports industry. The variety of options for candidates is considerable and a big part of the early success of this worthy non-profit. I personally, have introduced a number of candidates to Mr. Wilber and each has been placed in an exciting and rewarding career opportunity that would not have been possible without the introduction, vetting and contacts of TPGF. A great experience!

Client Served

Rating: 5

TPGF is an outstanding organization lead by an even more outstanding man, Del Wilber. TPGF is the perfect outlet for college students, young professionals, and young adults to get their foot in the door to the world of sports. Not only does Del have countless connections, his ability to make the first introduction is uncanny. You will not find a more intimate organization which can open doors and leads for you in the most personal way. Whether the introduction is with a professional sports team, an agency, or an organization you can count on Del Wilber's name, background, and the recognition of TPGF to solidify you a very strong reference. I can't say enough about Del's passion to help others, it is truly a blessing to say I have been a part of the organization and more importantly working with Del. I look forward to always contributing to this organization and keeping Del Wilber a close contact in my inner circle.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

TPGF is an amazing idea and organization headed by an incredible person. Del Wilber is one the nicest people I have ever met. He always wants to help in some way. I wish him and The Perfect Game Foundation all the success in the world.

Heather95

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

TPGF led by Del Wilber is such an impressive organization. I referred a recent college grad who was looking to get into the sport's industry to TPGF and Del for guidance. Del met with him and took him under his wing. He has mentored him for over a year now and continues to reach out to him and guide him on his career path. Del is genuinely engaged with the youth he helps and puts his whole heart into TPGF. TPGF does great work and makes a real difference in the lives of young people. I feel fortunate to have met Del Wilber and I know that the young people he works with feel the same way. It is rare to meet such a generous and caring person who gives so much back. Keep up the great work!

Donor

Rating: 5

The Perfect Game Foundation is truly an amazing program and is simply the most effective program for young adults interested in finding the best path towards a sports related future. I am proud to say Del Wilber is my friend and personal mentor. I use his advice on a daily basis, as his knowledge of how business, ethics, along with his network contacts are unsurpassed. TPGF demonstrates Del's sincere and lifelong desire to help others prosper with their aspirations towards success. We are all simply lucky to have his guidance!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Perfect game Foundation gives real world, real business opportunities to those who might not get the chance. It is because of Del Wilber's persistence, connections and passion to help others that this organization , years from now, will look back and be proud to have placed so many students in the professional sports business.

Wendy63

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am so impressed and grateful for all the excellent work Del Wilber's Foundation does for youth athletes. The mentorships are life-changing!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It has been an amazing blessing to connect with The Perfect Game Foundation and Del Wilber. As a veteran in the sports marketing field, I have had the opportunity to speak one-on-one with those who are trying to break into the sports field. I know that the organization has helped many obtain internships and entry-level positions. Del has also been an inspiration to me in my career as well. Del is selfless and his passion to help these young adults through TPGF should be commended and recognized. Thank you Del and The Perfect Game Foundation for changing the lives of sports career minded young adults!

Michelle147

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience with The Perfect Game Foundation has been incredible. Del Wilber has been nothing short of extraordinary. His dedication with placing young adults and giving advice is above and beyond. His knowledge of how the business works and who he knows is staggering. The Foundation is top notch. Del does all of this because he truly cares and the fortunate individuals who succeed is his reward.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

TPGF provides an outstanding service for those looking to kickstart their career in athletics. I have supported the perfect game foundation in the past and will continue to do so in the future. Great organization with great leadership.

Kelly81

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Del Wilber, president of The Perfect Game Foundation, may be a family friend, but I can tell you no friend has been more devoted to helping me make the transition from news producer to a career in sports. He's tireless in his commitment to help, and I have no doubt he serves others with equal vigor. If everyone at TPGF is this responsive to the needs of others, then it truly deserves recognition as a non-profit.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They have been extremely helpful in working on my behalf to help me find an internship for this summer. Without the Perfect Game Foundation, I would have a very difficult time getting my foot in the door in the sports industry, and would not have been presented with the opportunity to show the skills and passion I have to work in this industry later in life. TPGF is an excellent organization that I have been fortunate enough to have been put in contact with, and I could not think of a more deserving organization for recognition.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

TPGF is a fantastic organization helping aspiring sports business executives get their start. I had the great fortune of working with Del Wilber in my first job out of graduate school and he was kind enough to share his experience and knowledge with me as a newcomer to the sports industry. The TPGF team should be applauded for all the good work they are doing.

Del W.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Perfect Game Foundation Advisory Council is totally World Class ! Great people who want to help those who aspire to a career in sports

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Perfect Game Foundation is a fantastic organization that gives advice and opportunities to young professionals looking to get into the sports business. The power in this organization stems from the selflessness of those who volunteer. The mentoring I have personally received is invaluable. Anyone looking to work in sports would be greatly privileged to have the assistance of The Perfect Game Foundation.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

TPGF is amazing! It helps so many people get into the business of sports - a tough and competitive job market. The organization goes out of its way to help those in need, filling a vital role that is not served by any other nonprofits as far as I know.

Advisor

Rating: 5

If you're a young pup looking for a sports-related career, you couldn't have a better teammate than The Perfect Game Foundation.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Perfect Game Foundation is the perfect blend of mentoring, career coaching, and placement. They take young adults passionate about sports and help blend their business skills into real career opportunities for them. Their breadth of contacts and opportunities is impressive.

Cindy83

Advisor

Rating: 5

The Perfect Game Foundation creates opportunities for diverse young people to pursue their dreams for careers in professional athletics. By building on strong relationships within the sports world TPGF is able to provide support on many levels and find amazing internships and jobs for young people. TPGF is truly a game changer!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Perfect Game Foundation works tirelessly to help young people achieve dreams that they never knew were possible to attain. They help mentor young people who are passionate about sports and find a place for them in a plethora of different ways in the competitive sports industry. They help find a match and nurture many young people who get lost amid the fracas and are looking for direction. The Perfect Game Foundation provides the guidance and support that they need and propels them to success in career paths they actually enjoy.