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Summer 2023

Highlights: Foundation Leadership Initiative: $450K Grant to Help Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors; Yokley-Gamblin Family Scholarship and Foundation Funds: Donor’s Passion for Helping Others Inspires Her Purpose; Nonprofit Capacity-Building Partnership Aims to Empower Local Organizations; In Remembrance of Burnell Roberts and Dick Glennon: The Dayton Foundation Says Goodbye to Former Governing Board Members; Chief Development Officer with “Greatest Job in the World” Retires; From the President: Education and Understanding is Key to Creating a Bright Future for All; Grant Helps Bring New Life to Northwest Dayton: Inclusive Housing Campus Underway for LGBTQ+ Older Adults and Allies

Fall/Winter 2022

Highlights: Del Mar Encore Fellows Initiative: Fellows Look to Expand Program’s Reach; David Miller Is the Foundation’s New Board Chair; Renewable and Completion Scholarship Funds: Continuing Support Helps Students Make It to the Finish Line; End-of-Year Giving and Grantmaking; From the President: DEI as a Community-wide Strategy Makes Greater Dayton Better for All; Thanks to Marva Cosby; Recent Discretionary Grants; The Dayton Foundation News; New Endowment Funds; Grants in Action

Spring 2022

Highlights: Montgomery County Ohio College Promise Program Looks to “Extend the Promise,” Help 500 Additional Students Chase Their Dreams; Professor E. Champ and Alma Warrick Scholarship Fund: Fund Honors Grandparents, Helps Students Pursue Their Dreams; Longtime Donor, Community Volunteer Believes that “Happiness Is Rooted in Helping Others;” From the President: Collective Action Is Key to Making Significant Impact; The Dayton Foundation News: Foundation Announces Five Awards for Excellence in Community Leadership; Tips on Charitable Giving: Investing with Purpose

Fall 2021

Highlights: Trailblazing Through Time: Innovative Women of The Dayton Foundation; Centennial Culmination Event Was a Night to Remember! Foundation Announced Gifts to the Community Campaign Total $2.1 Million; 100 Years of Helping You Help Others: Donor Photos, Stories Remind Us of Why We Are Here; From the President: Collective Action Is Key to Making Significant Impact; Northwest Dayton Partnership: New Initiative Aims to Build Economic and Racial Equity; CARE House: Grant Helps Children Feel “Safe, Supported and Believed”; Thank You to Our Centennial Celebration Sponsors

Summer 2021

Highlights: 100 Years of Helping You Help Others: Everyday Donors Who Care Are the Fabric of The Dayton Foundation; A Lifetime of Community Service: The Dayton Foundation Says Goodbye to Two Former Governing Board Chairs; Trailblazing Through Time: Innovators of the African-American Community Fund, Then and Now; From the President: Equity and Inclusion Work Carries On, Thanks to Innovative Leadership; Ronald McDonald House Charities Dayton: Grant Helps Families and First Responders Through Pandemic; Outdoor Theatre Brings the History of Ohio to Virtual Audiences, Thanks to Grant; Save the Date! The Dayton Foundation’s Centennial Celebration - 100 Years of Helping You Help Others

Fall 2020

Highlights: Foundation’s Largest Gift Is “Building a Better Dayton”, Meet Marva Cosby: New Board Chair to Lead Foundation into Second Century of Service; Murl E. Huffman Scholarship Fund: Longtime Educator Celebrates 100th Birthday with the Gift of Education; COVID-19 Response Fund for Greater Dayton: Fund Helps Community Respond to Unprecedented Crisis; From the President: Collaborating to Create an Equitable, Age Friendly and Livable Community for All; Local Sewing Studio Gets Creative During Pandemic; Thanks to James R. Pancoast; Grant Helps Instill an Appreciation for Nature Through the Arts; The Making Memories Fund: Loved Ones’ Battles with Alzheimer’s Inspire Donor to Give Back; Dayton Foundation Staff Recognized for their Work; Centennial Celebration Kicks Off November 12!

Spring 2020

Highlights: Everyday Experiences Inspire Funds, Motivate Donors to Make a Difference; The Hundred Club of Dayton Fund: Supports First Responders Who “Put Their Lives on the Line for Us Every Day”; Surendra and Sushila Singhvi Family Foundation: Man’s Charitable Journey Is Rooted in Faith and Family; Tips on Charitable Giving; From the President: Your Community Foundation’s Response to 2019 Tragedies; Grant Revitalizes Neighborhoods, Helps Residents Enjoy Home Sweet Home; Remembering Irv Bieser

Fall 2019

Highlights: Greater Dayton Disaster Relief and Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Funds: Giving in Times of Need; From the President: New Look. New Location. Renewed Commitment to Our Community; Marianna F. Slanker Family Fund: $3.4 Million Legacy Gift Pays Homage to Hometown; Tips on Charitable Giving; The Dr. Stanley A. Earley, Jr., and Charity Edna Earley Family Fund: Couple’s Service to Their Country and Community Is ‘Just What You Did;’ Society of St. Vincent de Paul: Grants from Greater Dayton Disaster Relief Fund Help Tornado Victims Make a ‘Fresh Start’

Spring 2019

Highlights: Dayton Art Institute Celebrates Centennial Anniversary; Learn to Earn Dayton: The Dayton Foundation News; The Hoffman Family of Funds; From the President: A Call for Greater Equality; Grants in Action; On Turning 100: Foundation Donor Reflects on Giving and Shares Tips for Living a Long and Happy Life

Summer/Fall 2018

Highlights: Moving Forward - New Building to Focus on Community Partnerships; Meet James Pancoast, New Board Chair; Tips on Charitable Giving; Camp Founder Continues to Inspire a Love for the Outdoors More than a Century Later; From the President: Partnering for Progress; Thank You, Craig J. Brown; Honoring Veterans by Celebrating Dayton’s Rich Softball Heritage; The Storybook Project Brings Separated Families a Little Closer

Spring 2018

Highlights: Gem City Market Offers Residents “More than a Grocery Store”; Fuyao Glass America Hardship Fund: Bridging the Gap in Times of Need; Couple Carries Out Mission of Faith Through Fund; The Dayton Foundation News; From the President: Foundation Poised for Best Fiscal Year Yet; Grant Helps Teachers Nurture Students’ Love for STEM; How the New Tax Legislation Could Affect Your Charitable Deductions

Summer 2017

Highlights: Collaborative Effort REACHes New Heights; Community Conversations: Where Rivers Run, People Follow; New Space Gives Families a Place to Call Their Own; Fellows Selected to Help Lead Community Efforts; From the President: The Value of Volunteerism; Childhood Memories Inspire Lasting Family Legacy; Joining Together to Make a Collective Impact

Spring 2017

Highlights: Strengthening Community Through Music; Craig J. Brown is New Board Chair; Thanks to J. Norman Eckstein; Tips on Charitable Giving; From the President: Growing Together for a Stronger Community; Unlikely Couple Helps Students Fulfill Their Dreams; Grant Helps Individuals Live More Independently

Summer 2016

Highlights: Creating a Foundation for Success; Grant Helps Women “Build Strength in Mind and Body”; Wright Factory Site Poised to Revitalize West Dayton, Preserve Aviators' Legacy; The Dayton Foundation News; Believing in the Next Generation of Donors; Program Builds Stories, One LEGO at a Time; Grant Moves STEM to the Great Outdoors, Tips on Charitable Giving

Spring 2016

Highlights: Comforting Military Families in Times of Need; Fund Honors Hero’s Spirit by Encouraging Others to Be Kind; A Dayton Institution Creates the Foundation’s Second Largest Fund; Tips on Charitable Giving; Grant Helps Elevate Pediatric Care to New Heights; Program Empowers Youth to Take Charge of Their Health; Aspiring Cooks Help Feed Hungry Families, Thanks to Grant

Summer 2015

Highlights: Early Dayton Family’s Legacy Rooted in Love of Community; J. Norman Eckstein Is New Board Chair; Special Thanks to Ellen Ireland; Popular New Program “Links” Residents with Downtown Attractions; What Do You Want Your Legacy to Be?; Grant Helps Nonprofit Organization #SpreadtheGood; Milestone Puts College Promise Scholars Closer to Their Dreams; Former Astronaut and U.S. Senator Backs New Ohio Civics Website

Spring 2015

Highlights: Miami Valley Works, a New Dayton Foundation Initiative: Rebuilding Lives, One Job at a Time; Blake LaForce #41 Memorial Fund: Son’s Calling Inspires Family to Carry on His Legacy; A New Look and New Leadership Initiative; Born a Century Ago, Donors Continue Impacting Lives through Endowed Funds; 100+ Men Who Care Fund: Giving Group’s Modest Approach Makes a Big Difference; Concert Offers Youth Unique Collaboration; Grant Aids Hospice Patients, Loved Ones

Summer 2014

Highlights: Nearly $500,000 Del Mar Social Innovation Award Bridges the Gap in Senior Programming; Barry R. and Joy A. James Fund: Transforming Lives at Home and Abroad; Initiative Gets Boost with Grants to prevent “summer slide;” Dayton Contemporary Dance Company: Foundation grant helps inspire audiences locally and around the world; Feast of Giving Fund: Ensuring a Dayton Tradition Lasts; Livin’ the Dream Fund: Longtime friends turn blessings into brotherhood of giving

Spring 2014

Highlights: Foundation Grant Helps Victoria Theatre Association Elevate Local Arts to “The Next Stage;” The Kuntz Foundation: One Family’s Charitable Legacy Spans Three Centuries; Initiative Receives $200,000, Resources to Lead Higher Education Efforts; The Disability Foundation Announces New Trust Option for Individuals and Families; House of Bread Feeds More Hungry, Touches More Lives, Thanks to Grant; The Waverly Glover Scholarship Fund: Life’s Blessings Inspire Donor to Pay it Forward

Summer 2013

Highlights: The Wright Brothers’ Home Has a New Owner: The Dayton Foundation Transfers Hawthorn Hill to Dayton History; New Foundation Chair Ellen Ireland: Embracing the Fabric of Our Community; Special Thanks to Jerry Tatar; Homefull’s Gettysburg Gateway Shelter Mircro-Farm: Homeless Residents Get Back – and Stay on – Their Feet; Operation 1,000 Cherry Tree Fund: Fund Helps Donor Say ‘Thank You’ to Our Community; New Fund Option for Donors with IRA Distributions; Grant Makes Plan for Community Conference Center

Spring 2013

Highlights: Learn to Earn Dayton: Blazing a Trail to Opportunity; The Pearl A. Dale and Audrey Parker Scholarship Fund: Education Aids Sisters in Overcoming Odds; ScholarshipCONNECT℠: A New Online Resource for Students; Failure Was Not an Option for Foundation Scholarship Recipient; Mathile College Completion Scholarship; The Maureen Demers Memorial Fund for the Needy: Donor’s Last Wish Benefits Those in Need; Center for Tissue, Innovation and Research: Foundation Grant Provides Second Chances at Life; Montgomery County Ohio College Promise Helps “Diamonds in the Rough” Excel; Grants in Action: Grant Makes Plan for Outdoor Amphitheater Come to Life and Foundation Donors’ Grants Make Children in Developing Countries Smile

Summer 2012

Highlights: The Dayton Foundation Provides Support for Regional Transformation: Goodwill Easter Seals Grows Capacity to Empower People with Disabilities; Air Camp Inspires Kids to Pursue Aviation, Aeronautics and STEM Education; The Disability Foundation Provides Life’s Little Extras; Mary and Richard Pryor Fund Carries on Couple’s Legacy of Helping Others; Endowment Funds Help Perpetuate Wife’s Legacy, Share Family History; Access to Recreation Initiative Grant: Enhancing Recreation Services for Those with Disabilities; The Donor Next Door: Sara Kimmel Lytle; Oakwood Schools Foundation Welcomes Julie Halpern; The Dayton Foundation Has Gone Mobile; Foundation Wins Regional Awards for Outstanding Public Relations Activities; Donors and Organizations Establish Funds to Help Others; Recent Discretionary Grants Help Build a Better Community; Program helps More Adults Learn to Read, Thanks to Grant; Lunchtime Arts Series Offers “A Bit of Magic”

Spring 2012

Highlights: Dayton’s Performing Arts Merger: A Creative and Courageous Action Holds Great Promise; New Foundation Chair Jerry Tatar: A Thoughtful View of Our Community and the Foundation’s Growing Role; Ray Wright Memorial Scholarship Fund: Love of Work Creates Legacy of Giving; Thanks to Former Chair, Dr. Gary L. LeRoy; From the President: Exciting Developments for a Brighter Future; African-American Community Fund: Celebrating 20 Years of Helping the African-American Community; Tips on Charitable Giving: Charitable Gift Programs Simplified Through Foundation Service; Recent Discretionary Grants Help Build a Better Community; Two New Members Welcomed to The Dayton Foundation Governing Board; Whitney Briggs Joins Development Department; Brighter Tomorrow Foundation Surpasses $542,000 in Grants

Summer 2011

Highlights: Foundation Grants Seed Effort, Carillon Park Brings Dayton’s Stories to Life; From the President: A Walk Through the Foundation, A Walk Through History; Harry A. Toulmin, Jr., and Virginia B. Toulmin Fund: When the Cupboard Is Bare, The Foodbank Can Help; From Our History File: Stories of Dayton Foundation Donors; Recent Discretionary Grants Help Build a Better Community; Converting a Private Foundation for Easier Charitable Giving; DP&L Stock – The Charitable Option to a Likely Taxable Event; Grant Helps Offer Comforts of Home to Ailing Servicemen and Servicewomen; Individuals with Disabilities Experience New Sights, Sounds, Thanks to Grant; New Endowment Funds

Spring 2011

Highlights: College Promise Program: “With Education, All Things Are Possible;” Throughout the Foundation’s 90 Years – Giving for Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow; Caring for Alzheimer’s Patients Made Easier, Thanks to Dayton Foundation Grant; Mark Andrew Kreusch Memorial Fund: Parents Keep Son’s Memory Alive by Helping Other Children Smile; Founders: The Beginning of The Dayton Foundation in 1921; Create a Charitable Legacy by Donating Closely Held Stock; Recent Discretionary Grants Help Enhance Our Community’s Future; New Endowment Funds

Summer/Fall 2010

Highlights: A Tribute to Frederick C. Smith; Virginia Bernthal Toulmin Leaves a Legacy of Good for Greater Dayton; Strengthening the Region’s Economy: The Business Perspective on Minorities on Corporate Boards; Grant to Health Ministries Program Helps Save a Life; Peter Osborn Knapp YMCA Camp Kern Scholarship Fund: All Kids Should Experience the Magic of Camp; Tips on Charitable Giving: Converting to a Roth IRA? Consider Making a Meaningful Charitable Gift to Offset Taxes

Spring 2010

Highlights: A Passion for Helping People: Dr. Gary LeRoy Is New Board Chair; Special Thanks to Charles A. Jones; 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; How to Make a Greater Community Impact and Meet Unknown Future Needs; Baseball Is More Than a Game at The Miracle Field: Program Fills Backpacks, Gives Students Boost; Foundation Grant Helps Restore Power, Routine to Residents

Summer/Fall 2009

Highlights: Foundation Grant to Cityfolk Helps Create Stronger, More Peaceful Dayton Neighborhoods; Dorothea and Donald Spindler Fund: Love of Dayton Spurred Generosity to the Community; The Physicians’ Charitable Foundation of the Miami Valley Partners with The Dayton Foundation to Benefit Region with Improved Access to Health Care, Educational Programs; Fund Dedicated to Furthering Thyrsa Frazier Svager’s Passion for Education; Grant to Assist Reentry Students: New Program Fills Need for Renewable and Clean Energy Engineers; David A. Saidel Merit Scholarship Fund Celebrates Young Life Cut Short

Spring 2009

Highlights: Virginia B. Toulmin: Donor Makes Largest Legacy Gift in Dayton Foundation History; Life Enrichment Center Feeds the Hungry with Help from Foundation Grants; Partnership at Work for The Disability and Brighter Tomorrow Foundations; Performing Artists Bloom in Dayton, Thanks to Josephine Schwarz Funds; New Service for Handling IRA Distributions to Charity; Dayton Foundation Names Vice Chair and Welcomes Two New Board Members

Summer/Fall 2008

Highlights: Dayton Foundation Grant Helps Daybreak Create a Safe Haven for Homeless Youth; Eichelberger Foundation: Donors with “Common Touch” Leave Uncommon Gift; Wright State University Founder’s Passion to Expand College Opportunities Lives On; Uninsured Get Vital Medicines, Thanks to Foundation Grants; Give the Gift of Charitable Giving; Jerry Trimbach Scholarship Fund: Successful Entrepreneur’s Education Inspires Fund

Spring 2008

Highlights: New Foundation Initiative Brings Crayons to Classrooms; Minority Economic Development Council: Glosing the Gap in Minority Business and Economic Development; Charles A. Jones is New Board Chair; Special Thanks to Fred C. Setzer, Jr.; Dayton-Montgomery County Scholarship Program: Puts College in Reach of Local Students; and the Lura I. McEvoy Fund: “Woman’s” Best Friend Inspires Donor’s Legacy

Spring 2007

Highlights: The Greater Dayton Conservation Fund: Preserving Our Natural Treasures for Future Generations; Trey Melvin: A Young Person’s Personal Crusade to Reach Out to People in Need; The Dayton Foundation’s Diversity Task Force Enters a New Phase; Cindy Edgar Leaves Legacy of Hope for Children; Neighborhood School Centers Initiative: Pilot Project will Benefit Students, Families, Neighborhood Redevelopment; Greater Dayton Youth Advisory Council Endowment Fund: Letting Youth Decide How to Improve the Lives of Other Young People; Rhythm in Shoes: Foundation Grant Fosters Collaboration, Celebrates 20 Years of Toe-Tapping Good Fun

Fall 2006

Highlights: The Wright Brothers’ Hawthorn Hill: Donation of a National Treasure; Dayton-Montgomery County Scholarship Program: New Partnership Benefits College-Bound Students and the Community; Vicki D. Pegg Named to Foundation Governing Board; James M. Hewitt Funds Help Youth and Visually Impaired People; Using IRA Assets Tax Free for Charity

Spring/Summer 2006

Highlights: The Big Picture on the Foundation’s Grantmaking; Harmony Campership Fund Helps Kids to Be Kids; Rex Warner Leadership Award: Saluting the Leaders of Tomorrow; Pooled Flexible-Spending Trust: A New Option for Loved Ones with Disabilities; New, Streamlined Grant Application Process for Nonprofits Unveiled

Winter 2006

Highlights: New Governing Board Chair Fred C. Setzer, Jr.,: A Focus on Community Service, Collaboration; Zorniger Family Fund: Giving to Others in a Manner that “Just Made Sense;” A Special Thank You to Judy D. McCormick; Foundation Grants Give the Gift of Life Through Art; Special Recognition, Performances Take Center Stage at Biennial Celebration

Fall 2005

Highlights: Foundation Partners with Others in the Development of Dayton History; Building for the Future: Anonymous Donors Dedicate Time, Money to Expand Young Minds; Local Architect Encourages Students to Change People’s Lives; Foundation’s Charitable Checking Account℠ Service Makes Budgeting for Charity Easy; Recent Discretionary Grants Help Build a Better Community

Summer 2005

Highlights: Diversity Task Force Update: Local Businesses Test Model to Create More Diverse Workforce; Foundation Grant Nourishes Foodbank; Disability Foundation Helps Individuals Lead Better Lives; Gift That Last; Christine and Marvin Olinsky: Donors Believe in Building Community, Every Day; Deferred Funds Perpetuate Philanthropy; Chief Paul J. Price Scholarship Fund: Public Servant"s Legacy of Giving Lives On

Winter/Spring 2005

Highlights: A New Dayton Foundation Initiative: Neighborhood School Centers; Former NCR Chairman William S. Anderson – Longtime Donor is Catalyst for Innovation; Donald and Virginia Collett – A Life of Labor, a Life of Love, Family Funds Are Donors’ Legacy for Giving; Ellen S. Ireland Named to the Governing Board; Charitable Checking Account℠ Service Simplifies Company Charitable Giving Programs; Teachers Bring Cuba into the Classroom, Thanks to Foundation Grant

Fall 2004

Highlights: Dayton Foundation Leadership Initiative: Academy Has Profound Impact on Public Education; Sharon and Doug Scholz Prove Giving Is a Work of Heart; Kalaman Scholarship Fund – Community Rallies for Fallen Police Officer; Aviation Trail, Inc., The Sky’s the Limit; Using Your Charitable Checking Account Creatively

Summer 2004

Highlights: New Governing Board Chair; WWII Flying Ace, Jack Purdy, and his Wife Leave Legacy of Love for Dayton; New Governing Board Members Named; Foundation Grant to Holt Street Miracle Center Gives Help, Hope to Poor Men with Addictions; Huston Clemens Scholarship Fund Turns Tragedy into Hope

Winter/Spring 2004

Highlights: Newly Retired Board Chair Robert S. Neff; Challenger Legacy Launches Students; Funds Perpetuate Donors’ Lifelong Love of Music; Foundation’s Legacy Partnership Program Fills Gap for Area Not-for-Profits; Foundation Grant Gives Hopeful Future to Children

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File date: 07.25.23


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