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.

Note: Due to the large size of this listing, it has been broken into multiple pages. Click on this pull-down menu to select the part of the alphabetical listing you wish to view.


Lydia E. Zimmerman Fund – 2005 honors the memory and philanthropic interests of the donor by providing operating revenue to three charitable organizations, including The Dayton Foundation.

Judge Neal and Annabel Zimmers Scholarship Fund – 1997 awards scholarships to Montgomery County residents who wish to pursue a public service-related field of study at an accredited two- or four-year institution of higher learning.

Coach Ed Zink Scholarship – 2021 honors the 46-year career of this Beavercreek City Schools coach by awarding scholarships to help students further their education. When Coach Zink retired in 2021, he was the all-time winningest girls’ basketball coach in Ohio, with 810 wins and three state titles. 

Zorniger Family Fund – 1993 reflects the Zorniger family's charitable leadership. Frank Zorniger, founder of Frank Z Chevrolet, and his wife, Nancy, a longtime community volunteer, were married for 56 years and are remembered as a local philanthropist who supported many charities throughout their lives. Their son, Pete, continues to support local charitable organizations, including Cox Arboretum and the Garden Club of Dayton. 

Zwiesler Family Fund – 1998 accumulates income in the fund for later, larger gifts, primarily to Catholic organizations selected by the Zwiesler family.

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

Customize Your Charitable Fund Today

Our development team will work with you and your financial or legal advisor to customize a plan that will enhance your charitable goals and offer you significant tax advantages.