July 31, 2020

Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund Scheduled to Distribute Final Gifts To Victims and Families This Fall

As the one-year mark of the August 4, 2019, mass shooting in Dayton’s historic Oregon District approaches, The Dayton Foundation will continue to accept donations for the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund until September 30, 2020. After that date, the fund will close with all remaining assets distributed according to the Final Protocol, which was approved by the volunteer Community Oversight Committee last fall.

Nearly $4 million has been contributed to the fund to date. Of this amount, $3,822,463 was distributed last November to the 47 approved and certified victims who were physically injured and family members whose loved ones were taken in the tragedy. The fund’s current balance is $146,249.

The Dayton Foundation established the fund less than 12 hours after the shooting to accept charitable contributions to help individuals and families directly affected by the tragedy. A 15-member Community Oversight Committee approved the Final Protocol that identified three categories for gift distribution eligibility and amounts: 70 percent to families of those who loved ones were taken; 20 percent to individuals injured and requiring hospitalization for 48 hours or more; and 10 percent to individuals injured/treated and released from a hospital or private physician.

Any gifts received after the September 30 deadline will be distributed to Dayton Children’s for pediatric mental health services. Secure, online gifts may be made here or checks can be sent to The Dayton Foundation, 1401 S. Main Street, Suite 100, Dayton, Ohio 45409. “Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund” or “Fund 8365” should be designated on the check memo line.

About The Dayton Foundation

The Dayton Foundation is the regional community foundation for Greater Dayton. Since its establishment in 1921, the Foundation has helped people to help others, managing more than 3,700 charitable funds that have provided more than $920 million in grants to nonprofits locally and nationwide. Ranked among the top 5 percent of all community foundations in the nation for total assets, The Dayton Foundation is second among them in the number of charitable funds and third in the number of grants awarded. More information about The Dayton Foundation is available at www.daytonfoundation.org or follow the Foundation on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

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File date: 08.05.20

Mike Parks

“While the fund will not heal the pain nor cover the costs or hardships of the individuals impacted, it is a small way that charitably-minded people can help.” – Michael M. Parks, president of The Dayton Foundation

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