A WHIO-TV Special: Becoming Dayton’s Community Foundation

On Thursday, December 2, WHIO-TV aired “Becoming Dayton’s Community Foundation” a 30-minute television special that explores the roots of The Dayton Foundation. The special, narrated by Emmy award-winning actor and Dayton native Bruce Cromer, features interviews with various Dayton history experts, community leaders, Dayton Foundation staff and Governing Board Members. Throughout the special, these experts detail how the Foundation has grown over the last century into a force for helping our region respond to its most pressing needs, and become a place for people of all giving levels to do good for our community.

Watch Below:


Segment One: Creating The Dayton Foundation: Expert’s share the story of how Dr. D. Frank Garland and the Patterson Family brought The Dayton Foundation to Fruition.




Segment Two: A Community In Transition Experts’s share the Foundation’s early beginnings and efforts to respond to community needs highlighting specific notable events in history and prominent figures who helped shape the organization.




Segment Three: A Seat at the Table: As the Foundation grew, it went from reacting to community needs to actively helping donors of all backgrounds and giving levels to support the causes they cared about.




Segment Four: 100 Years of Helping You: Experts share how the Foundation has come full circle and is now prominently known for both of the guidelines which it was founded upon – responding to the needs of the community – and helping more than 4,000 individuals, families and organizations help others.



Visit our Facebook page to watch our panel discussion on efforts the Foundation will be focusing on in the next 100 years. Watch here.




The Dayton Foundation’s Centennial Celebration is presented by PNC.
PNC Bank


Lead sponsorship provided by J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.,
JPMorgan Chase


with Partner sponsors Buckingham Advisors and Fifth Third Bank.


Supporting sponsors include:

Bieser GreetUBSflagel huber flagelKey Bank
EBSJames InvestmentJohnson InvestmentMarch McClennanJP Morgan Chase

Media support provided by:
Cox Media Group   Key-Ads   Dayton Daily News

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File date: 12.01.21
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