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Michelle Lovely Named to Philanthropy Ohio’s Board of Trustees

Michelle Lovely Named to Philanthropy Ohio’s Board of Trustees

Philanthropy Ohio members recently elected four new members to its Board of Trustees, including Dayton Foundation Vice President of Development and Donor Services Michelle Lovely, CFRE.

Joining The Dayton Foundation in 2016, Michelle is responsible for overseeing outgoing donor grant requests, fund development and gift planning activities. A lifelong Preble County resident, Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Miami University. She’s also a very active community volunteer and has served on numerous not-for-profit boards and committees, including the American Heart Association.

Philanthropy Ohio is a statewide membership association that provides the network, tools and knowledge to help people engaged in philanthropy become more effective, powerful change agents in their communities. Michelle’s three-year term on the board will begin in January 2022.

Michelle Lovely

Important Note When Making Gifts of Appreciated Assets

With the holidays approaching, please follow these steps to help ensure gifts made to your Dayton Foundation fund are processed in a timely manner.

Before making a gift of appreciated assets to your fund, be sure to check that your brokerage firm has an account with The Dayton Foundation. Once you have verified this, provide written instructions to both your broker and to us so we may identify the Foundation fund that is to be credited with the gift. For more information on making a gift to your Dayton Foundation fund, contact Tracie Boshears at or (937) 225-9967.

Gift Acknowledgement Letters Go Electronic

Gift acknowledgements have gone paperless! The Dayton Foundation has launched a new system that sends contribution receipts by email. When your gift is processed, an email from will be sent to your preferred email address with an attached letter for your records.

To be sure that the Foundation has your email address on file, please provide it when sending in your next donation or email us at