DAE Foundation Overview
The DAE (Delores and Estelle) Foundation was founded by College of Charleston Hall of Famer, Jermel President, in 1999. As a former student-athlete in the Lowcountry, President understood the need for skill development programs in his Charleston community. Determined to educate and inform young basketball players on the opportunities and resources available to them, the DAE Foundation was born.
DAE’s mission is to educate and train student-athletes to become skilled, effective and responsible citizens of their communities. DAE addresses the needs of student-athletes in a holistic manner, combining innovative basketball skills training with an emphasis on moral character, academic progress, and overall physical and mental health.
What we offer:
Skill Development (7 to 17 years old) for Individual, Group and Teams
International Team Travel Basketball
DAE Foundation Founder
Established in 1999, DAE Foundation is led by Jermel President, CEO. Jermel is a former Burke High School Bull Dog and went on to a brilliant career at the College of Charleston (’95-’99). This former point guard is a member of the College of Charleston Hall Of Fame. On February 12th, 2011, Jermel was given the ultimate honor of having his number retired and it is now hanging from the rafters of the Cougar’s home court, The TD Bank Arena. After his college career, Jermel, enjoyed a pro career and was coached by National Basketball Hall of Famer Rick Barry. Upon completing his playing career, Mr. President, remembering his own trials and tribulations of growing up in the Charleston inner city, decided it was time to give back and founded the non-profit organization, the DAE Foundation and the FUN-DA-MENTAL Camp.
The DAE Foundation instructs student-athletes on skill development, nutrition, and education. We apply our efforts by partnering with schools and athletic organizations. Through the DAE Foundation, Jermel is currently training and developing middle school student-athletes at Porter-Gaud.
Through the podcast 3RIPLE 3HREAT, Jermel interviews former collegiate players, professional athletes, collegiate coaches, sports agents and more. Season 02 of the podcast focuses on psychological engagement and mental health of student-athletes.
In addition to leading his team at the DAE Foundation, Jermel’s other endeavors and affiliations include College of Charleston, Alumni Board, (2007); SAFY Board Member (2009); Cougar Club Board (Booster Club-2007); MUSC College of Nursing Board, Co-Chair (2009); Leadership South Carolina (2010); Head Coach Oceanside Collegiate Academy (2016-2018); President Productions (specializing in personal training, athletic curriculum advisement and consulting service for schools and coaches).