October Centennial Donor Stories

Gift #98: Gift Helps Increase Food Distribution to Individuals in Need
For longtime Dayton Foundation donors Jane and Bond (Dick) Hattershire, participating in the 100 Gifts to the Community campaign was an easy decision...

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...“We have the greatest respect for the Foundation and its ability to influence positive acts within the community,” Dick said.

The Hattershires chose two nonprofit organizations to be the recipients of their generous 100 Gift - The Foodbank and the Bach Society of Dayton.

The Hattershires chose two nonprofit organizations to be the recipients of their generous 100 Gift - The Foodbank and the Bach Society of Dayton.

“On behalf of The Foodbank, we are so grateful to receive the Hattershires’ gift and honored to be part of The Dayton Foundation&rsqyuo;s Centennial Celebration,” said Michelle Riley, executive director of The Foodbank. “This gift supports our acquisition and distribution of food in the Miami Valley, as well as our work to strategically address the root causes of food insecurity.”

Last year, The Foodbank distributed 18-million pounds of food to more than 600,000 neighbors experiencing food insecurity in Montgomery, Greene and Preble counties.

“While the need has decreased since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we still are seeing heightened needs compared to prior years, and we anticipate a rise in numbers as the holiday season approaches,” Michelle said.

A founder and current board member of the Bach Society, Dick regularly performs with the group. Jane’s heart lies in helping those without a voice, particularly children who are in the court system as a result of abuse, neglect or dependency. She also actively volunteers for breast cancer awareness and the FISH Food Pantry in Fairborn.

To help provide financial support for their favorite charities, the Hattershires opened a Dayton Foundation Charitable Checking Account? in 2005. They particularly like having the flexibility to adjust the amount and timing of their gifts as their interests and community needs evolve from year to year.

“We always have been motivated to help others, both two- and four-legged friends, but now we are in a position to do more,” Dick said. “It’s gratifying that we can access the range of options offered by The Dayton Foundation and know that we can help make a difference.”

So what would the Hattershires like to see for Greater Dayton’s future?

“Given all the impactful changes Dayton has been through in recent years, the needs of the community, both in body and spirit, have never been greater,” Jane said. “Through our gifts to The Foodbank and to the Bach Society of Dayton we hope to help strengthen the community’s recovery.”

Gift #97: Gift Is Supporting Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
This gift from Shirley and Larry Porter will help the organization increase awareness of the African-American experience, ethos...

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...and cultural heritage through dance and education.

Thank you to the Porter family and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company for helping to make our centennial special.

Gift #96: Gift Is helping Pink Ribbon Girls (PRG) Ensure That “No One Travels This Road Alone.”
This generous, multi-year gift comes from Mike Bettencourt, a PRG national board member, and his wife, Jessica. These funds are helping...

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... to provide over 5K meals to women and families struggling with breast and gynecological cancers. In addition to providing meals, PRG offers rides to appointments, peer support and education.

Thank you to the Bettencourt family and Pink Ribbon Girls for helping to make our centennial special.

Gift #95: Gift Supports No More Blows in Its Mission of Empowering Survivors of Domestic Violence.
This $5K gift from the African-American Women’s Giving Circle will help No More Blows offer education, support and advocacy to women...

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... of color struggling with domestic abuse.

Thank you to the African-American Women’s Giving Circle and No More Blows for helping to make our centennial special.

Gift #94: Gift Is All About Women Helping Women
This $10K gift from practicing OBGYN and Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine (BSOM) graduate, Dr. Rosalind Jackson, is...

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...supporting students in the BSOM Student National Medical Association. These funds will provide scholarships to two female students studying OBGYN.

Thank you to Dr. Jackson and the Boonshoft School of Medicine for helping to make our centennial special.

Gift #93: Gift Helps Create a Local Zipline Experience
Dayton Foundation donors Nancy and Ken Quinter decided to participate in the 100 Gifts to the Community campaign because...

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...they are “very pleased with the Foundation’s performance, communication and distribution for a strong growth profile.”

They selected Dayton History to be the recipient of their generous $25,000 gift. Though planning for the project is in its early stages, funds will be used to create a zipline experience at Carillon Park.

“We are thrilled to receive and additional gift from Ken and Nancy Quinter,” said Brady Kress, president and CEO of Dayton History. “They’ve been so helpful in the past, and now this new gift will build a whole new activity area here at Carillon Park.”

Ken, who grew up in Coldwater, Ohio, spent his career working in the engineering and metal working industries. His interest in history and the arts has led him to understand the importance of Dayton and its legacy. Nancy, who was born in Chicago and grew up in Kettering, majored in art education at the University of Cincinnati and the University of Dayton. The Quinters’ shared love for this community drives them to give back both with their time and treasure.

“We choose organizations and schools in the areas of history, education and arts to help students reach their full potential,” Ken said.

To make their charitable giving easier, the Quinters have established several charitable funds through The Dayton Foundation. They feel it is important to help others in the community because “without educational dollars many have fallen short of their dreams.” They use the Foundation for “its wise direction and very talented staff and Governing Board who help guide us. We feel that we are well supported with a great organization.”

So what would the Quinters like to see for Greater Dayton’s future?

“With the amazing history of our city, we hope that a strong educational base will bring careers, pride and enjoyment back to our city.”

Learn more about the Foundation’s 100 history in Greater Dayton. Visit our Centennial Timeline page.

Centennial Sponsors

The Dayton Foundation’s Centennial Celebration is presented by PNC.
PNC Bank


Lead sponsorship provided by J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.,
JPMorgan Chase


with Partner sponsors Buckingham Advisors and Fifth Third Bank.


Supporting sponsors include:

Bieser GreetUBSflagel huber flagelKey Bank
EBSJames InvestmentJohnson InvestmentMarch McClennanJP Morgan Chase

Media support provided by:
Cox Media Group   Key-Ads   Dayton Daily News

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