Donor Stories

We hope you enjoy reading these recently added stories of Dayton Foundation donors.

Read more stories featuring Dayton Foundation donors in our Dayton Daily News continuing series, “Donor Next Door.”

Mary Ann Wietzel “What’s In It For The Kids? Fund”
Fund Continues Educator’s Spirit

Stories from The Dayton Foundation’s 2015-2016 Annual Report
The Dayton Foundation 2016-2017 “I Believe!” Partners speak about how The Dayton Foundation helps them help others in the Greater Dayton Region and beyond.

Stories from The Dayton Foundation’s 2014-2015 Annual Report
The Dayton Foundation 2015-2016 “I Believe!” Partners speak about how The Dayton Foundation helps them help others in the Greater Dayton Region and beyond.

Stories from The Dayton Foundation’s 2013-2014 Annual Report
The Dayton Foundation 2014-2015 “I Believe!” Partners speak about how The Dayton Foundation helps them help others in the Greater Dayton Region and beyond.

Stories from The Dayton Foundation’s 2012-2013 Annual Report
The Dayton Foundation 2013-2014 “I Believe!” Partners speak about how The Dayton Foundation helps them help others in the Greater Dayton Region and beyond.

Stories from The Dayton Foundation’s 2011-2012 Annual Report
The Dayton Foundation 2012-2013 “I Believe!” Partners speak about how The Dayton Foundation helps them help others in the Greater Dayton Region and beyond.

The Mary and Richard Pryor Fund
Mary and Richard Pryor Fund Carries on Couple’s Legacy of Helping Others

Carole Seymour Memorial Fund and Max May Memorial Holocaust Art & Essay Fund
Endowment Funds Help Donor Perpetuate Wife’s Legacy, Share Family History

A Donor Next Door: Sara Kimmel Lytle

Stories from The Dayton Foundation’s 2010-2011 Annual Report
The Dayton Foundation’s 2011-2012 "I Believe!" Partners speak about how The Dayton Foundation helps them help others in the Greater Dayton Region and beyond.

Stories from The Dayton Foundation’s 2009-2010 Annual Report
The Dayton Foundation donors, including the 2010-2011 "I Believe!" Partners, speak about how The Dayton Foundation helps them help others in the Greater Dayton Region and beyond.

A Tribute to Frederick C. Smith

Peter Osborn Knapp YMCA Camp Kern Scholarship Fund
All Kids Should Experience the Magic of Camp

Stories from The Dayton Foundation’s 2008-2009 Annual Report
Dayton Foundation donors, including the 2009-2010 "I Believe!" Partners, speak about how The Dayton Foundation helps them help others in the Greater Dayton Region and beyond.

Helping Donors Like You Help Others
Here are some examples of people like you who have set up charitable funds through The Dayton Foundation to make a difference in the lives of others.

The Edward L. and Esther B. Kohnle Fund
Legacy Gift Perpetuates Family Devotion to Community

Becker Family Endowment Funds
Longtime Dayton Company and Family’s Legacy of Giving Back

David A. Saidel Merit Scholarship Fund
Scholarship Fund Celebrates Young Life Cut Short

Virginia Bernthal Toulmin
Donor Makes Largest Legacy Gift in Dayton Foundation History

Josephine Schwarz
Performing Artists Bloom in Dayton, Thanks to "Miss Jo’s" Foundation Funds

Harker Family
Give the Gift of Charitable Giving

Dayton-Montgomery County Scholarship Program, Founded by Ruth Richardson, Puts College in Reach of Students

Stories from The Dayton Foundation’s 2007-2008 Annual Report
Dayton Foundation donors, including the 2008-2009 "I Believe!" Partners, speak about how The Dayton Foundation helps them help others in the Greater Dayton Region and beyond.

Stories of The Dayton Foundation 2007-2008 "I Believe!" Partners
The 2007-2008 "I Believe!" Partners speak for all of us in their belief in the Greater Dayton community, its resiliency and its promise.

The Remar Family and John and Cindy Edgar Endowment Fund
Donor Leaves Legacy of Hope for Children

What inspired you to create your charitable legacy? Share your story, here.

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File date: 9.01.17

IN HIS WORDS

George Cooper

“If I’ve had any success in my own life, it’s been because somebody helped me along the way. I therefore have a responsibility to do whatever I can to help somebody else. We can’t live in this world alone.”
Read more about George Cooper, founder of the Golden Thirteen Naval Scholarship fund.

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