Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund, LLC

Immediately following the Oregon District mass shooting that occurred on August 4, 2019, the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund (DODTF) was established by The Dayton Foundation to accept charitable donations with the intent that the money would be distributed to the victims who were physically injured and the families of the victims whose lives were taken.

Our hearts are with the families of the deceased and the victims of this tragedy. We realize that while the fund will not heal the pain nor cover the costs or hardships of the individuals impacted, it is a small way that charitably minded people can help. We are grateful and amazed by the outpouring of support from individuals, businesses and corporations throughout the nation that have contributed nearly $3 million (with additional pledges and contributions to be added until the fund closes). Individuals who contribute to the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund can be assured that 100 percent of their charitable gifts will be distributed in the most fair, equitable and transparent manner possible. For those who still want to contribute, click here.

A 15-member volunteer Community Oversight Committee has been established to determine the protocol for distribution of these charitable gifts.

Download the Final Protocol »

How to Apply

The application process is now closed.

Download the application form for representatives whose lives were taken »

Download the application form for victims who were physically injured »

Download the HIPAA Release Form »


    • Date:

    • Next Step:

    • September 9
    • Draft Final Protocol for disbursement of funds and dates/location of public forums available to the public
    • September 16
    • Public forums were held at 10-11:30 a.m. and 6-7:30 p.m. Sinclair Community College, 444 West Third Street, Building 12.
    • October 1-31
    • Final, approved Protocol and Application Forms available online to the public. Completed Application Forms must be submitted to the Fund Administrator along with all required documentation
    • October 31
    • Deadline to submit completed Application Forms - 6 p.m. Final day to accept donations into the fund.
    • November 18-29
    • Expected date of first distribution
    • Post Distribution
    • Independent review of fund contributions and distributions completed and reported to the community (no personal information will be shared)

Oversight Committee

The following community leaders representing the diversity of the region volunteered their time and resources to serve on the fund’s Oversight Committee.

Co-chair: Brother Raymond L. Fitz, S.M., Ph.D., former president of the University of Dayton

Co-chair: and Fund Administrator: Gary L. Leroy, M.D. associate dean for student affairs and admission at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, president-elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians and former chair of The Dayton Foundation Governing Board

Voting Members:

  • Pastor Renard Allen, St. Luke Baptist Church;
  • Melodie Bennett, House of Bread;
  • David Bowman, The Ohlmann Group;
  • Doug Compton, Fifth Third Bank, Dayton Business Committee;
  • Marva Cosby, Cosby Consulting and vice-chair of The Dayton Foundation Governing Board;
  • Sarah Hackenbracht, Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association;
  • Sandy Hunt, Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office;
  • Helen Jones-Kelley, Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services for Montgomery County;
  • Julio Mateo, 361 Interactive, LLC;
  • Phil Parker, Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce;
  • Natalie Skilliter, Corner Kitchen;
  • Rev. Joshua Ward, Omega Baptist Church; and
  • Carolyn Wright, Parity Inc.

Contact for More Information

For questions about the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund, Final Protocol or application procedures, email

Other Resources for Individuals Most Impacted

The following links provide more information for family members of the deceased or victims with questions about financial assistance or other services.

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File date: 11.04.19

Mike Parks

“While the fund will not heal the pain nor cover the costs or hardships of the individuals impacted, it is a small way that charitably-minded people can help.” – Michael M. Parks, president of The Dayton Foundation

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