September 4, 2019

Public Forums to be Held on September 16 for Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund, LLC

The Community Oversight Committee of the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund, LLC will host two public forums on Monday, September 16, 2019, from 10-11:30 a.m. and 6-7:30 p.m., at Sinclair Community College, 444 West Third Street, Building 12, Dayton, Ohio, 45402. Members of the community are invited to attend either session to share their comments and suggestions about the Draft Final Protocol for the disbursement of the Tragedy Fund’s assets. The Draft Final Protocol will be available to the public for review starting Monday, September 9, 2019, at

Members of the Community Oversight Committee, including co-chairs Brother Raymond L. Fitz, S.M., Ph.D., former president of the University of Dayton, and Gary L. LeRoy, MD, FAAFP, associate dean for student affairs and admission at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, president-elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians and former chair of The Dayton Foundation Governing Board, will be in attendance. Moderating the forums will be Kathy Hollingsworth, president of Innovative InterChange. A sign language interpreter will be present at both sessions.

To date, charitable gifts to The Dayton Foundation’s Oregon District Tragedy Fund total nearly $3 million, with additional pledges and contributions to be added until the fund closes.

Parking for the sessions will be available under Building 12 and will be free of charge. For more information, visit and click the link for the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund, LLC or email

About the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund LLC

Immediately following the Oregon District mass shooting that occurred on August 4, 2019, the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund was established by The Dayton Foundation to accept charitable donations with the intent that the money raised would assist the victims who were physically injured and the families of the victims whose lives were taken. Donations to the fund may be made online at, by texting DAYTON to 20222 for a one-time $10 donation, or by sending a check to The Dayton Foundation (please note the new address) 1401 S. Main Street, Suite 100, Dayton, OH 45409. “Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund” should be designated on the check or in the credit card form’s fund name field. The Dayton Foundation is waiving all administrative fees and paying all credit card processing fees for donations to the fund. One hundred percent of all contributions to the fund will assist the families whose loved ones were taken and individuals who were severely injured in the August 4 Oregon District mass shooting.

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 or follow the Foundation on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

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File date: 09.06.19

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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