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Joseph B. Baldasare, chief development officer and former longtime vice president of Development, is retiring on June 30 after 22 years with the Foundation. During his tenure, Joe’s friendly, approachable spirit made donors and other friends of the Foundation feel like family. Whether he was meeting with donors to establish a fund in memory of a recently lost loved one, or connecting professional advisors with resources for their clients’ charitable giving needs, Joe embodied the Foundation’s mission of helping people help others throughout his career and service to the community.
I have the greatest job in the world because, all day long, I get to meet good people who want to do good things for the community and the world.
– Joe Baldasare
Joe’s impact on The Dayton Foundation and Greater Dayton is far-reaching and has advanced the Foundation and its work in the community tenfold. Since he joined the Foundation in 2001, Joe has helped grow assets from $214 million to more than $1 billion. This growth is due in part to the special relationships Joe nurtured with donors, financial advisors and nonprofit leaders, and his desire to help others achieve their charitable dreams through thousands of new funds established at the Foundation.
“I have the greatest job in the world because, all day long, I get to meet good people who want to do good things for the community and the world,” Joe said in a recent Good News article. “What could be better than that?”
The Dayton Foundation sincerely thanks Joe Baldasare for his more than two decades of dedicated and thoughtful service and wishes him much happiness as he retires to spend more time traveling with his wife, Terri, visiting his children and attending his grandchildren’s various sporting and school events. Best of luck, Joe!