November 19, 2020

The Dayton Foundation Announces Centennial Gifts to the Community

100 Foundation Fund Holders to Award Individual Grants Starting December 1

In honor of its 100th anniversary in 2021, The Dayton Foundation announces its 100 Gifts to the Community campaign. One hundred of the Foundation’s fund holders will award special, one-time grants in honor of the Foundation’s milestone anniversary 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.

The 100 Gifts will showcase a variety of nonprofit organizations and the work they are doing to help the Greater Dayton region. Gift amounts will range from $1,000 to more than $100,000.

“Generations of charitable individuals have partnered with The Dayton Foundation throughout our first century to enhance our quality of life and help others in times of need. The 100 Gifts to the Community campaign is the perfect way to demonstrate in action The Dayton Foundation’s mission - We help you help others,” said Michael M. Parks, CFRE, president of The Dayton Foundation. “We’re so grateful for these donors and the nearly 4,000 other donors who are making significant investments in our community through their Dayton Foundation funds. It’s this type of generosity that inspired our founding 100 years ago by D. Frank Garland and the John Patterson family.”

The Dayton Foundation kicked off its Centennial Celebration on November 12, 2020, with a virtual program, which is available for viewing on the Foundation’s website at www.daytonfoundation.org/centennial_kickoff.html.

Established in 1921, The Dayton Foundation is the largest grantmaker in Greater Dayton, exceeding $64 million in grants in fiscal year 2020 (July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020). Since its founding, more than $1 billion in grants have been awarded from nearly 4,000 charitable funds at the Foundation with assets totaling $653 million as of June 30, 2020.

Among the over 800 community foundations in the nation, The Dayton Foundation consistently is ranked among the top 45 for new gifts, grants awarded and market value, currently 30th, 41st and 37th respectively.

The Dayton Foundation’s year-long 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 Bieser Greer; The Cornell/Nicholson Team of UBS Financial Services; Eubel Brady & Suttman Investment + Wealth Management; Flagel Huber Flagel; The Hale Group at Morgan Stanley; James Investment; Johnson Investment Counsel; and Marsh & McLennan Agency, Inc. Media support provided by Cox First Media and Cox Media, with outdoor advertising provided by Key-Ads, Inc.

For more information about The Dayton Foundation and to read more about the 100 Gifts to the Community 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: 11.23.20

Mike Parks

“Generations of charitable individuals have partnered with The Dayton Foundation throughout our first century to enhance our quality of life and help others in times of need. The 100 Gifts to the Community campaign is the perfect way to demonstrate in action The Dayton Foundation’s mission ” – Michael M. Parks, president of The Dayton Foundation

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