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 The Don Cornelius Foundation, Inc. (DCF) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization formed by the family of Donald “Don” C. Cornelius, creator of “Soul Train”, who ended his life by suicide on February 1, 2012. 

Renaissance man, Don Cornelius’ entrepreneurial spirit and vast contribution to television, music, the arts and popular culture is unparalleled.  In the tradition of Don Cornelius’ visionary spirit, DCF was established to identify and support programs that provide awareness, prevention and support for those contemplating suicide and survivors who have lost loved ones due to suicide; assisting those who are in need of healing.  

Goal: The financial support given to organizations regionally and nationally will increase their capacities within the African American community by assisting in the creation of a culturally competent network of awareness, prevention and treatment services.


Mr. Cornelius came back to Chicago for the sign’s unveiling and for a 40th anniversary celebration of the show.