Spring 2017

The Dayton Foundation News

Thomas J. Becker (left) and George E. Forest (right)

The Dayton Foundation has appointed Thomas J. Becker and George E. Forest to its Governing Board, which provides stewardship for the Foundation and its charitable activities.

A native of Dayton, Tom Becker is the CEO of Becker Electric Supply. The company was founded in 1920 by Tom’s grandfather, John A. Becker, and is a wholesale distributor of electrical products, automation controls and commercial lighting.

An active member of the Greater Dayton community, Tom currently serves on the Dayton Business Committee and is a board member of the Life Enrichment Center. He also previously served on the board of the YMCA of Greater Dayton.

Lieutenant Colonel (retired) George E. Forest served more than 40 years of continuous active duty in the United States Air Force. Following his retirement in 2006, he worked as the senior acquisition manager for Serco-North America until 2014. Throughout his career, he received numerous military citations, commendations and other awards, including a Bronze Star for his combat actions in Iraq.

George currently is president of the Wright “B” Flyer Inc., and treasurer of the Miami Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He is a life member of the American Legion, NAACP and Urban League. He also is a member of the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity and a Mason.

Save the Date!

Mark your calendar for the African-American Community Fund’s (AACF) Silver Anniversary Gala on Saturday, November 11, 2017, from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Dayton Art Institute. The celebration will feature a dinner social with live music, a report on the fund’s progress over the past 25 years and an announcement of the 2017 grant awards. A special tribute also will honor AACF’s co-founders, John E. Moore, Sr., and the late Lloyd E. Lewis, Jr., along with the naming of a new community impact endowment fund. Tickets will be available beginning in September. Visit www.aacfdayton.org for more details. We hope to see you there!

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