New Endowment Funds

Establishing a strong foundation for our community’s future is a vision shared by donors who have endowment funds at The Dayton Foundation. The following funds are some of the new endowments established by donors in recent months to support their special charitable causes and our region, now and in the future.

Dr. Khurshid Ahmad Charitable Fund honors the request of the late Dr. Ahmad’s estate by meeting human needs and improving the quality of life in the Greater Dayton area.

Beta Eta Omega Chapter

Beta Eta Omega Community Scholarship Fund* established by the Beta Eta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., provides scholarships to graduating seniors and/or current college students in need of additional assistance.

Clarence E. Bowman, Jr.

Clarence E. Bowman, Jr. Fund* honors the legacy of Daytonian Clarence E. Bowman, Jr., by meeting human needs and improving the quality of life in the Greater Dayton area, as determined by the African-American Community Fund Advisory Board.

The Ken Broo Memorial Scholarship Fund honors the 96-year life of Ken Broo by awarding scholarships to individuals who wish to further their studies at an accredited two- or four-year college or university and are planning to major in business or accounting.

Pete Brown

Pete Brown Memorial Fund* helps high school students further their education by awarding scholarships. The fund was established in memory of Pete Brown, a professional golfer who was best known as the first African-American to win a PGA Tour event.

Delilah B. and Lester W. Buechler Memorial Fund allocates funds to assist organizations in improving the quality of life for individuals in the Dayton area.

The Dayton Digital Equity Initiative is a collaboration to bridge the digital equity gaps for individuals and families living in Dayton’s affordable housing communities and beyond.

Leigh Ann and Joseph Fulford Foundation furthers the charitable interests of these longtime community volunteers by awarding grants to nonprofit organizations important to them.

The Clark J. Haines Musical Scholarship Fund remembers this musician by awarding scholarships to help Greater Dayton K-12 students enhance their music education.

David C. Imber

David C. Imber Endowment For Teaching Excellence Fund promotes excellence in teaching by awarding grants to improve the quality of education, in addition to attracting and keeping great teachers at Archbishop Alter High School.

Matrix Research STEM Scholarship was established by Matrix Research and awards scholarships to students who wish to pursue a STEM major at a post-secondary college or university.

Bernadette Volpe Mitsch Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to seniors attending Dayton Early College Academy who wish to pursue a college degree at an accredited two- or four-year university.

Bradford J. and Tricia S. Murphy Charitable Fund honors the charitable interests of the Murphy family by generating funds to support nonprofit organizations.

Parity Non-Endowed Operations Fund,* established by Edmond Moore in honor of The Dayton Foundation’s Centennial anniversary, generates revenue for the sustainability of Parity operations to benefit the community.


The RubiGirls Scholarship Fund awards scholarships for local students who demonstrate integrity and honesty. Applicants who are a member or an ally of the LGTBQ+ community are encouraged to apply.

Barbara Giamanco

Sales Education Foundation Barbara Giamanco Memorial Scholarship awards scholarships to female university students who are studying sales. This scholarship honors the legacy of Barbara Giamanco, a successful sales professional.

The Schoemann Memorial Scholarship remembers the legacy of Mr. and Mrs. Schoemann by providing assistance to select students graduating from Meadowdale High School who wish to attend an accredited two-or four-year college or university.

Charles and Ann Simms Fund II promotes the charitable interests of the donors by contributing regularly to organizations in the Dayton Region.

Trotwood Future Leaders Scholarship Fund awards graduating seniors of Trotwood-Madison High School with scholarship funds to attend an accredited two- or four-year college, university or technical school who demonstrate academic excellence and service to their community.

United Grinding Gearing Up for the Future Scholarship awards scholarships for students in the Miami Valley who wish to continue their studies at any accredited Miami Valley-based trade or vocational program, or two- or four-year degree program focused on manufacturing and/or engineering.

Valley View Foundation Fund generates annual revenue to enhance the educational offerings and facilities of the Valley View Local School District.

Vandalia Arts Fund provides revenue to support artistic and cultural activities, programs, performances and organizations in the City of Vandalia.

Safe Haven Farm

Susan B. Wilson Charitable Fund honors the charitable interests of the donor by providing annual income to Safe Haven Farm, a community for those living with autism and developmental disabilities.

* African-American Community Fund

The following funds recently were established by individuals who took advantage of the IRA Charitable Rollover, which allows individuals age 70½ or older to transfer up to $100,000 from their IRA to a qualified public charity, tax free.

The Eckstein Family Charitable Fund
Eddington Family Charitable Fund
Flynn Family Charitable Fund
Donald and Susan Harker IRA Charitable Fund
Paul H. and Carol G. Lamberger Charitable Fund
Arthur and Bebby Marlin Charitable Fund
Earl and Linda Moyer Charitable IRA Fund
Walbroehl Charitable Fund
Brendan Whelley Fund
Thomas O. Williams Charitable IRA
Dennis Wolters Charitable Fund

Please note that IRA transfers may not be made to a supporting organization, private foundation, Donor-Advised Fund or Charitable Checking Account.SM To find out if this charitable-giving option may work for you, contact a member of our Development and Donor Services staff at (937) 222-0410.