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Donors and Organizations Establish Funds to Help Others - Endowments

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.

Choices in Community Living Fund provides residential programming and advocacy options for a diverse population of citizens with disabilities.

Nancy and Lawrence Curk Foundation Fund helps further the education of a graduating Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School senior who is planning to major in the nursing program at Kettering College of Medical Arts.


Marilyn and Steve Goens

Steve and Marilyn Goens Charitable Fund contributes funds to charitable organizations. The donors solicit the input of their two grandchildren when deciding which nonprofits and causes to support, in order to inspire the next generation of charitable giving in the Goens family.

Hotelling Family Charitable Fund benefits charitable organizations selected by Elaine and Dann Hotelling, who are inspired to help those in need in Greater Dayton.

Daryl Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund carries on the legacy of this coach and mentor by providing financial assistance for Dayton-area high school graduating seniors planning to further their education. Coach Jones strived to instill the qualities of positivity, fairness, dedication and respect into the students he coached, taught and befriended.


Kirk Mastromatteo

Kirk D. Mastromatteo Scholarship Fund was established by La Donna Mastromatteo, her late husband, Frank, and their family, in memory of their son, “Coach Mas.” Kirk, a longtime football coach, devoted many years to uplifting young individuals through the love of football. The fund awards scholarships annually to help a graduating senior at Ponitz Career Technology Center further his or her education.


Jonathan Dewberry Porter

Jonathan Dewberry Porter Memorial Scholarship Fund contributes financial assistance for a graduating senior from the Central State University Upward Bound Program to continue his or her education. An Upward Bound Program graduate, First-Class Private Jonathan Porter carved a path of success from his experience in the U.S. Army, along with other career paths, and was committed to helping others achieve their goals and dreams.

Resident Home Association of Greater Dayton Fund distributes grants to this nonprofit organization that works to provide a safe, supportive and caring home, while also offering independence, friendships and engagement for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Katherine Chew Simonds Charitable Fund generates annual income for designated organizations while honoring the memory of Katie Chew Simonds.


National VA History Center

The Veterans Affairs History Center Foundation supports the construction and operation of a world-class National VA History Center. This center will be the central location for artifacts and archives of the contribution the Department of Veterans Affairs has made to our healthcare system while serving our nation’s veterans.


Susanne and Paul Weaver

Paul & Susanne Weaver Family Fund benefits organizations in the Dayton Region that support a wide variety of cultural arts which the Weavers continue to enjoy. Paul and Susanne believe performing and visual arts enrich lives and make our community stronger and more desirable for future generations.