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Our Endowed Funds

Since 1921, The Dayton Foundation has been helping donors and organizations help others and our community through endowed funds that preserve our donors’ charitable purposes, today and after their lifetimes.

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Willard E. Talbot Memorial Fund – 1988 assists youth in the Greater Dayton area through its awards. Carolyn Talbot Hoagland created the fund in memory of her father "Hap" Talbot, who came to Dayton from Nebraska in 1914 and co-founded Refiner's Oil Co.

Dorothea Tamborski Fund – 2002 established from a charitable gift annuity, honors the memory of Dorothea Tamborski, a longtime registered nurse. The fund awards grants to nonprofit organizations, including the American Cancer Society and The Dayton Foundation.

Joddy Tash Fund – 1997 was created by the Tash family to support programs that aid in mainstreaming children with disabilities into the public schools.

The Tatar Family Fund – 2003 benefits charitable organizations, as suggested by the donors. This fund was established by Jerome F. Tatar, a retired chairman of the board for MeadWestvaco Corporation and former chairman, president and CEO of The Mead Corporation, and his late wife Lorelei.

Mr. and Mrs. John N. Taylor Jr., Fund – 1985 furthers charitable endeavors in the community, as advised by Connie and John N. Taylor, Jr., retired chairman of Kurz- Kasch, Inc.

TCN Behavioral Health Services Fund – 2022 provides support to this nonprofit organization whose mission is improving lives by providing clinically excellent and accessible behavioral health services through a vison of strong community of healthy and productive individuals. 

Tecumseh Land Trust Fund – 2014 supports this nonprofit organization, which works to preserve the environmental, natural and agricultural resources and historic sites of Greene and Clark Counties. The land trust also helps educate the public about permanent land preservation and has preserved nearly 25,000 acres in the area.

Tempelhof Family Fund – 2002 was established by Janet Tempelhof (in memory of her brother and parents, to award scholarships to Cedarville University's Department of Music students pursuing careers as organists. Additional funds will fulfill special wishes for young people with life-threatening illnesses.

Timothy J. Thoma Fund – 2011 provides the Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals (SICSA) and the Humane Society of Greater Dayton with annual unrestricted operating funds. Both organizations work to promote animal welfare through pet adoption, overpopulation control and programs that nurture human and animal relationships.

Byron H. and Edna G. Thomas Fund – 1990 serves children who could not otherwise afford summer camping experiences at Camp Kern. Byron Thomas (1888-1965) was chief engineer for Burger Iron Co. Edna Thomas (1892-1989), an avid fan of the Cincinnati Reds, was active in church and community service programs.

Dave and Jane Thomas Fund – 1999 encourages College Hill Community Church youth to become fulfilled human beings, responsible members of society and children of God. Dave and Jane Thomas were devoted leaders of and worshipers in this church for many years. The fund was a Christmas gift from the Thomas children to their mother, Jane.

Dave Thomas Fund for the People of Dayton and the Miami Valley – 1993 honors the featured speaker of the Foundation's first biennial meeting. This fund distributes unrestricted grants to the community, at the discretion of the Foundation's Governing Board.

Lenore B. Talbot Thomas Memorial Fund – 1988 furthers arts and humanities activities in the Greater Dayton area. Lenore B. Talbot Thomas was a lifelong Dayton resident and active civic leader. Her daughter, Carolyn Talbot Hoagland, created the fund.

Tom and Judy Thompson Fund – 2022 carries out the charitable wishes of the donors by awarding grants to the League of Women Voters of the Greater Dayton Area, Miami Valley Public Media, Inc. (WYSO) and the Wright Memorial Public Library Foundation. 

Three Valley Conservation Trust Fund for Scholarships (In memory of Frank & Esther Senicka and James & Anne Ruder Bever) – 2010 grants funds to the Three Valley Conservation Trust for the purpose of awarding scholarships for accredited post-secondary education.

Tony and Mary Ann Tomassille Charitable Fund – 2008 supports nonprofit organizations of significance to the donors, including The Dayton Foundation, Elizabeth’s New Life Center, Inc., St. Christopher’s Catholic Church and the University of Dayton. 

The Harry A. Toulmin, Jr., and Virginia B. Toulmin Fund – 1995 perpetuates the Toulmins’ passion for the Greater Dayton Region by enabling the Governing Board to award discretionary grants where the community most needs them. Virginia B. Toulmin, an exceptional philanthropist and businesswoman, established the fund, which serves to remember her and her husband. Harry A. Toulmin, Jr., was a successful attorney and business owner and the son of the attorney who secured and defended the patents for the Wright Brothers’ flying machines.

The Jerry Trimbach Scholarship Fund – 2004 assists students in furthering their education at Sinclair Community College. Jerry E. Trimbach, a founding owner of 2-J Supply Co., credited his education from Sinclair for his success later in life. His wife, Joan L. Trimbach, established this fund in his memory.

Tri-River Employers Healthcare Coalition Endowment – 2008 supports nonprofit organizations and efforts dedicated to enhancing the quality and cost-effective delivery of healthcare to Greater Dayton families. Initiatives supported may include community wellness and disease management programs, among other activities.

Trohatos Family Fund – 1997 honors the memories of the Peter and Ann Trohatos and fulfills their charitable wishes by giving operational support to the charities most dear to them, Bittersweet Farm, the Greek Orthodox Church, Hospice of Dayton and St. Vincent de Paul.

Trotwood-Madison Educational Fund – 1990 is devoted to improving the education of youth in the Trotwood-Madison City School District and to provide college scholarships to its graduates. The fund was initiated with gifts from residents of that school district.

Trotwood Future Leaders Scholarship Fund – 2021 awards graduating seniors of Trotwood-Madison High School with scholarship funds to attend an accredited two-or four-year college. university or technical school who demonstrate academic excellence and service to their community. 

The Hans and Sherry Tschudin Fund – 2006 furthers the donors’ charitable wishes. Sherry Tschudin, a Dayton native, and her late husband, Hans Tschudin, a native of Switzerland, were very active in the community throughout their marriage.

Louis, Margaret, Robert, Sue and Paul Turner Fund to Benefit Camp Mohaven – 2022 distributes funds for capital expense at Camp Mohaven in Danville, Ohio. The Camp offers 700 acres of lush forest bordering the Mohican River and is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. 

Tymeson Society of Stephen Fund – 2007 was established by Mary Tymeson, a retired Pittsburgh Public Schools teacher. The Society of Stephen helps provide financial assistance for the residents of Trinity Community of Beavercreek.

Tymeson United Church of Christ Christmas Fund – 2007 distributes income to the United Church of Christ Board for Ministerial Assistance to assist retired ministers and lay employees throughout the year. The fund was inspired by Mary Tymeson's husband, the Reverend Dr. Gale E. Tymeson, who was a retired United Church of Christ pastor before his death.

While the size and purpose of each fund is different, our donors share the same goal – to make a difference.

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