October 29, 2020

The Dayton Foundation to Kick-Off 100th Anniversary With Virtual Event, November 12

On Thursday, November 12, 2020, The Dayton Foundation will launch its year-long Centennial Celebration with a Live, virtual event - Celebrating 100 Years Together from Afar! The event starts at 4:30 p.m. and is free and open to everyone through the Foundation’s Facebook page and website at www.daytonfoundation.org.

The program will be filled with lively performances from the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s Brass Quintet and Grammy nominated Central State University’s Chorus; heartwarming stories of Dayton Foundation fund holders and how their gifts are touching the lives of individuals and families in Greater Dayton and beyond; a spoken word performance written just for the Foundation to mark this special occasion; and an update on the impact from donors who gave to tragedy and disaster funds in 2019. Hosting the event are Dayton Foundation fund holders James Brown, anchor/reporter for WHIO-TV, and Megan Cooper, development manager for Dayton Metro Library. Joining them are Marva Cosby, chair of The Dayton Foundation Governing Board, and Michael Parks, CFRE, president of the Foundation, both of whom will share a couple of exciting announcements about The Dayton Foundation to kick-off its centennial year.

The Dayton Foundation was founded in 1921 by D. Frank Garland, John H. Patterson, Julia Shaw Patterson Carnell and Robert Patterson. From an initial gift of $250,000 from the Patterson family, to $653 million in assets as of June 30, 2020, The Dayton Foundation is upholding the dream to help individuals help others in Greater Dayton and beyond.

The Dayton Foundation Centennial Celebration - 100 Years of Helping You Help Others - is presented by PNC, with Lead sponsor J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Partner sponsors Buckingham Advisors and Fifth Third Bank. Additional support provided by Supporting sponsors Bieser Greer; The Cornell/Nicholson Team of UBS Financial Services; Eubel Brady & Suttman Investment + Wealth Management; Flagel Huber Flagel; James Investment Research; Johnson Investment Counsel; Marsh & McLennan Agency, Inc.; and The Hale Group at Morgan Stanley. Media support provided by Cox First Media and Cox Media.

For more information about The Dayton Foundation’s Centennial Celebration, visit www.daytonfoundation.org or follow the Foundation on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

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 3,900 charitable funds that have provided more than $970 million in grants to nonprofits locally and nationwide. 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: 11.02.20

Mike Parks

“The best part in Dayton is going virtual! Mark your calendars for The Dayton Foundation’s Centennial Kick-off - Celebrating 100 Years Together from Afar!” – Michael M. Parks, president of The Dayton Foundation

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