“You (Ms Dove) are a big impact on kids. You always going to be there to support and you always motivate us through."
“When I didn’t have anybody, TOPPS was always there for me."
"…want to thank you for everything you’ve done for me personally and what you’ve done for the community and what you plan on doing. You are a giver. You never want to see one of your students that come to DREAMS or TOPPS fail. Every student needs a mentor in their life and you have been one in my life and an impact on my life."
In 2016, Nicholas Kristof, a columnist for The New York Times, described TOPPS founder Annette Dove as “America’s Mother Teresa.”
In 2011, Chelsea Clinton, who interviewed Annette Dove for the NBC series “Making a Difference,” said “so many of her children told us they would be in jail and possibly dead without her intervention, mentoring, love and support.”