October 1, 2019

Applications for the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund, LLC Distributions Now Available

Victims who were physically injured and the families or personal representatives of victims whose lives were taken in the August 4, 2019, Oregon District mass shooting now may submit an application to be eligible to receive a charitable gift from the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund, LLC. Applications are available online at www.daytonfoundation.org/oregondistributions or by email to TragedyFund@daytonfoundation.org. Completed applications, including required documentation, must be returned to Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund, LLC, c/o The Dayton Foundation, 1401 S. Main Street, Suite 100, Dayton, Ohio, 45409. The deadline to submit an application is Thursday, October 31, 2019, at 6 p.m.

“The Community Oversight Committee thoroughly considered many factors before approving the Final Protocol. These included all comments and concerns expressed at the Public Forums or in private via email, phone and letters,” said Gary L. LeRoy, MD, FAAFP, co-chair of the Oversight Committee. “By no means was this an easy task, and we have taken our responsibility to the victims and to the more than 4,400 donors very seriously.”

The Final Protocol and application forms were unanimously approved by a 15-member volunteer Community Oversight Committee. The Final Protocol’s three categories for applicant eligibility include:

  • Family members or personal representatives applying on behalf of the individuals who lost their lives in the tragedy (70 percent of the fund balance will be divided equally among the approved applicants regardless of circumstances)
  • Individuals who were physically injured and required hospitalization for 48 hours or more (20 percent of the fund balance, with amounts grouped according to the length of hospitalization)
  • Individuals who were physically injured and released from a hospital or by a private physician or licensed clinician within 48 hours of the tragedy (10 percent of the fund balance, with applicants divided according to victims who suffered gunshot wounds and victims who suffered other injuries)

Said fellow co-chair Brother Raymond L. Fitz, S.M. Ph.D., “We recognize the pain and grief this tragedy has inflicted upon the families of those who lost loved ones, the physically injured and the community at large. Our hearts and prayers are with all of them.”

Determination of the amounts for each category will depend upon the balance of the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund on October 31, 2019. To date, charitable gifts to the fund total $3.1 million, with additional pledges and contributions to be added until the fund closes.

One-hundred percent of the funds that have been raised will be distributed according to the Final Protocol. All services and fees, including those provided by The Dayton Foundation, members of the Oversight Committee and legal counsel, have been waived. An independent review of the fund’s contributions and distributions will be reported following the final distribution of charitable gifts. To protect individual privacy, personal information regarding the applicants or recipients will not be shared publicly.

Contributions may continue to be made to the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund until October 31, 2019, at 6 p.m. For more information or to donate to the fund, visit www.daytonfoundation.org.

For more information or to donate to the fund, visit www.daytonfoundation.org and click the link for the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund. The Dayton Foundation is waving all administrative fees and paying all credit card processing fees so that 100 percent of the fund will be used to help others.


About the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund

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 www.daytonfoundation.org/oregontragedy, 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 www.daytonfoundation.org or follow the Foundation on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

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File date: 10.01.19

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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