Dunkin’ Joy Board Member Feature

Based in Knoxville, TN, Dave Baumgartner, President of Dunkin’ franchisee network Bluemont Group, also serves as a Board Member for the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation.

Dave and his leadership team are strongly committed to supporting their communities and helping those in need. For the third year in a row, Dave and his team participated in Inspire Brand’s Good Citizen’s Month. Over four days this April, more than 140 Bluemont Group employees volunteered nearly 300 hours at four food banks across three different states. Dave and his team visited Second Harvest Food Bank East Tennessee (Knoxville, TN), Second Harvest Food Bank Middle Tennessee (Nashville, TN), Chattanooga Area Food Bank (Chattanooga, TN) and Vineyard Family Services (Birmingham, AL), where the teams packed and sorted food to distribute within the community.

To Dave, the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation allows franchisees to feel first-hand the collective joys of serving one’s community and the impact of giving back.

As the 2022 Dunkin’ Philanthropist of the Year, Dave and his team also participate in year-round fundraising initiatives and volunteer activities, including hosting blood drives at his restaurants to support blood collection for children’s hospitals and volunteering at food banks to assemble take-home meals for children in need. In 2022 alone, the network raised over $100,000 to support local nonprofits.

The Bluemont Group also donated over $70,000 to help fund Foundation programs, including Dunkin’ Iced Coffee Day, Shine Gold and the Foundation’s Paper Icon in-store fundraiser.

Thank you to Dave and his team at the Bluemont Group for bringing joy to kids battling hunger or illness throughout the year!