October Centennial Donor Stories
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...
...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...
... 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...
... 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...
...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...
...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.
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