100 Gifts to the Community – March

In honor of our 100th anniversary in 2021, one hundred of the Foundation’s fund holders will award special, one-time grants to the organizations of their choice based on their personal area of charitable interest (education, childhood obesity, animals, environment, etc.). Each donor gift will be announced on alternating weekdays, starting Tuesday, December 1 and concluding on Friday, September 24, 2021, during WHIO News Center 7 at Noon.


Thank you Henny Penny for giving the 36th gift to the community, a more than $90K equipment package to Gem City Market. Watch the video to see this gift announcement, or read the full story here.



Thank you Mike and Debbie McGraw for giving the 35th gift to the community, a gift to Dayton Right to Life. Watch the video to see this gift announcement, or read the full story here.



Thank you Anne and Doug Almoney for giving the 33rd gift to the community, a $10,000 gift to Brigid’s Path. Watch the video to see this gift announcement, or read the full story here.



Thank you to Nicole and Mark Henestofel for giving the 32nd gift to the community a $2,500 gift that will benefit The Dayton Foundation’s Emerging Community Needs Fund. Watch the video to see this gift announcement, or read the full story here.



Thank you to Dr. Ratna Palakodeti and his wife Jayashri for giving the 31st gift to the community, a $10,000 gift to United Rehabilitation Services of Greater Dayton. Watch the video to see this gift announcement, or read the full story here.



Thank you to Jim and Carol Marker for giving the 30th gift to the community, a gift to Christian Life Center. Watch the video to see this gift announcement, or read the full story here.



Thank you to the Cornell/Nicholson Team of UBS Financial Services for the 29th gift to the community, a $7,500 gift to Femme Aid Collaborative. Watch the video to see this gift announcement, or read the full story here.



Thank you to Jeff and Ellen Ireland for the 28th gift to the community, a new endowed fund that will provide support for inner city children to attend afterschool or summer enrichment programs. Watch the video to see this gift announcement, or read the full story here.



Read the full story behind each 100 Gifts to the Community announcements. Visit our 100 Donor Stories 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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