A WHIO-TV Special: Becoming Dayton’s Community Foundation





On Thursday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m., WHIO-TV will air a 30-minute television special about The Dayton Foundation. “Becoming Dayton’s Community Foundation” will explore the roots of The Dayton Foundation, chronicling its start with an initial donation from the Patterson Family in 1921 until present day, with the Foundation encompassing more than 4,000 charitable funds from individuals, families and organizations and ranking second in number of charitable funds under management among all community foundations nationwide.

The program, narrated by Emmy award-winning actor and Dayton native Bruce Cromer, will feature interviews with various Dayton history experts, community leaders, Dayton Foundation staff and Governing Board Members. Throughout the special, these experts detail how the Foundation has grown over the last century into a force for helping our region respond to its most pressing needs, and become a place for people of all giving levels to do good for our community.

After learning about The Dayton Foundation’s history from our WHIO-TV special, join us on our Facebook page at 8:00 p.m. for a live discussion to learn about some of the efforts the Foundation is focusing on as it moves forward into the next 100 years of service to the community. This discussion will be hosted by Tania Arseculeratne, community engagement officer for The Dayton Foundation and will feature Michael Carter of Sinclair Community College, Mary Tyler of Mary Tyler Consulting Group and Noreen Willhelm, Senior Fellow for the Del Mar Encore Fellows Initiative of The Dayton Foundation as our speakers.

How to Watch

Visit our Facebook page to get a reminder about the TV Special.

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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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File date: 12.01.21
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