January 4, 2018

The Dayton Foundation Announces Winners and Grant Recipients of the #Hometown360 Challenge

Downtown Dayton Flyover - submitted by Sarah Caplan

The Dayton Foundation is pleased to announce the winner of the #Hometown360 Challenge selected from 78 photos highlighting the pride and positive changes that are happening across Greater Dayton.

Sarah Caplan submitted the winning photo, which features the downtown Dayton Flyover, and shared her story of being a Dayton transplant, growing to love the Gem City and believing in the promise of its future.

As the winner of the photo entry challenge, Sarah selected The Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus (DGMC) to receive The Dayton Foundation’s $1,000 #Hometown360 Challenge grant. DGMC sings to inspire, encourage and sustain excellence in the choral arts and works to achieve a gay-affirming presence in the Greater Miami Valley.

Watch the live check presentation on our Facebook page.

With so many great entries, the judges opted to name two runner-up photos and to award $250 grants to the photographers’ charities of choice. The runner-ups and grant recipients are:

Carillon Tree of Light in the snow – submitted by
Maribel Calinahan Stough, who selected Good Neighbor
House to receive her grant.
Teens waging peace in Dayton - submitted by The Dayton International Peace Museum,
which has selected their teen program to receive their grant.

The #Hometown360 Challenge encouraged individuals from across Greater Dayton to highlight the positive changes in their part of the region.

To see all of the #Hometown360 Challenge entries, visit The Dayton Foundation’s Facebook page for the #Hometown360 Challenge photo album.

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File date: 01.08.18


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