The Dayton Foundation Report to the Community
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2009-10 Message to “Someone’s sitting in the funds for the betterment of others. good of the community as a whole, What Is The Dayton
the Community: shade today, because some- Some 3,000 charitable funds have and that is able to convene some- Foundation?
one planted a tree a long been established at The Dayton times disparate groups to work When people think of charitable
Letter from the Chair Foundation since 1921, many together to find solutions and foundations, typically they think of
and the President of time ago.” of them intended to work in our move them forward. private foundations representing a
– Warren Buffett single philanthropist, family or com-
The Dayton Foundation community forever. This latter realm of com- pany. Community foundations like
Every gift is precious. munity leadership The Dayton Foundation are public
Why Unrestricted Matters
Donors choose from “…unre- initiatives requires charities, created by and for the
ome time back, Warren a wide variety of significant capital people in a local area. The Dayton
stricted gifts… Foundation’s core purpose is to help
Buffet made this marvel- ways to give, some allow the Foundation to seed these you help others.
ous statement. It struck giving during their efforts and pro- The Dayton Foundation repre-
us how aptly it describes lifetime, others
to award grants wher- vide staff needed sents nearly 3,000 individuals and
Foundation President Michael what donors do when they estab- intending gifts to
ever community need to forward them. families from nearly every walk of
M. Parks and Board Chair lish their charitable endowment the community to or opportunity is These initiatives life and background, joined by a
common purpose: the desire to
Gary L. LeRoy, M.D. go on long after they greatest....” and our decades of help society and the community
pass. Some donors decide discretionary grants to through charity. These individuals
have made a commitment to help
to establish funds at The Dayton local nonprofits are made possible today or through their estates.
Foundation for specific organiza- by donors who have provided Community foundations are very
tions or causes. Others choose to Community Impact Endowment long-sighted organizations. They
make unrestricted gifts to allow the Funds, either totally unrestricted are distinguished by their mission
to be here in perpetuity and man-
Foundation to award grants wher- or restricted only by area of interest, age donors’ charitable wishes and
ever community need or opportu- such as health or the environment. the “community capital” they have
nity is greatest at any point in time. These funds have seeded efforts invested to meet Greater Dayton’s
changing needs and opportunities.
The Dayton Foundation leading to establishing The Job
The beauty of community foun-
manages endowed donors’ wishes Center, the Minority Economic dations is in the diversity of their
in perpetuity. This is a sacred Development Council, the Neigh- base. People of modest means
trust and a central mission that borhood Schools Center project, stand side by side with well-known
Dayton philanthropists to form a
we serve. Part of this trust also and the Schuster Center, among community philanthropic founda-
includes “having our ear to the many others. tion that is strong and deep beyond
ground,” as donor Jane Dun- The Dayton Foundation went measure. The Dayton Foundation
woodie noted in her feature article for a number of years with very has innovative giving vehicles, from
Charitable Checking Accounts
on the next page, to be a resource modest increases in the per- to private foundation al-
for donors and the community centage of unrestricted Mission ternatives that enable
on charitable giving. assets. Before the of The Dayton charitable people to
find a place at the
But that trust goes a step year covered by this
further. Our donors expect us to annual report, mid-
Foundation: To table. Anyone can
step forward when an unmet com- 2009 to mid-2010,
strengthen our be a philanthropist
if you have even
munity need is glaringly apparent, the Foundation had community through a modest amount
when need or opportunity is great just $10 million – or philanthropy and help others. want toto give and
and when we are uniquely quali- 1/29th of total assets leadership. The reasons for
fied to draw together resources – in Community Impact using The Dayton Founda-
to make a difference. The Dayton Endowment Funds. During this tion, rather than writing checks to
charity or setting up a private foun-
Foundation has come to be viewed past year, donors have contributed dation, are many. They include:
as the neutral party that represents Continued on page 6 • simplifying the giving process
no single agenda, except for the • maximizing tax benefits
• minimizing costs
• adding flexibility in giving and
Ten Years of The Dayton Foundation Grants and Charitable Distributions (all in $ millions) – Total: $366 million • providing resources from a staff
knowledgeable about community
$41.1 $40.8 issues and the charitable vehicles
$39.1 06-07 07-08 $38.7 $36.6 to create the best fit for each indi-
$36.2 02-03 08-09 vidual and family. The Foundation
00-01 $34.2 $33.6 $34.4 09-10
$31.5 03-04 05-06
also provides opportunities to sup-
01-02 04-05 port needed leadership initiatives to
solve specific community problems.
The Dayton Foundation provides
people with a vehicle for collective
community good. We help you
Changing Lives Through Opening the Door to
Highlights of Community
Fund Grants 1995-2010
Self-Sufficiency. 4 Stray Animals. 4
Helped to lead in the Raising the Curtain. 4 Helped SICSA (Society
community’s response to Enabled the for the Improvement
welfare and employment construction of the and Condition of Stray Providing Hope.
issues by launching a multi- majestic Benjamin Animals) more than Assisted Daybreak
year Dayton Self-Sufficiency and Marian Schuster double the size of its in transforming
Initiative. This led to helping Performing Arts Center facility, enabling them a 100-year-old
citizens overcome barriers to to go forward by to care for a greater downtown building
economic independence and awarding $1 million and number of animals into a safe haven
Photo: Andy Snow
to supporting the creation of providing backing for awaiting adoption. for homeless and
The Job Center in 1997. bonds to be issued. troubled youth.
2010-11 “I Believe!” Partners Operating Fund 2010 Biennial Meeting Individual and Other Gifts J. Norman Eckstein, Virginia L.
Contributors Institutional Sponsors to the Operating Fund Goebel-Fisher Fund, Lana Turner
This Community Report was made
possible by four Dayton Foundation Granzow, Martha J. Harrison, Mr.
ach year many hundreds Gold Level Visionary ($5,000 or Above)
donors and families who are & Mrs. Franz J. Hoge, Michael
of individuals, corpo- Bieser, Greer & Landis, LLP Anonymous Donors, Tracy H. &
this year’s “I Believe!” Partners. E. Hosford, Ellen & Jeff Ireland,
rations and financial JPMorgan Chase & Co. Irvin G. Bieser, Jr., Jean M. Cahill,
Their generosity supports Dayton Dr. & Mrs. Frank James, Mr. &
institutions contribute to KeyBank National Association Beth H. & John W. Ey, Mary S. &
Foundation publications and helps Mrs. Charles A. Jones, Dr. & Mrs.
funds of The Dayton Foundation, Bronze Level .
Richard F Glennon, Sr., Caryl D.
free resources for the Foundation’s Mason S. Jones, Mr. & Mrs. Robert
including the Foundation’s operat- Brower Insurance Agency, LLC; .
Philips, Jerome F Tatar
other community work. S. King, The Mary H. Kittredge
ing fund. Fifth Third Bank; Flagel, Huber,
The 2010-11 “I Believe!” Partners Partner ($1,000–$4,999) Fund, Margo & Leo E. Knight, Jr.,
We deeply appreciate all of The Flagel & Co.; Merrill Lynch; PNC Anonymous Donors, Carol & Jack
are: Carol & Jack H. Adam, Leona Janet E. & David L. Meeker Fund,
Dayton Foundation donors and all Institutional Investments H. Adam, Rebecca Appenzeller
E. & Jane A. Dunwoodie, Janet A. & Miami Valley Human Resources
that they do for Greater Dayton. In & Craig Brown, Mr. & Mrs. Scott
Donald L. Grieshop, and Marcia L. Contributor Level Association, Gerald M. Miller &
this report, we recognize the fol- Behnken, Mr. & Mrs. John W.
& Donald J. Schade, with additional Fund Evaluation Group, LLC; Carole A. Miller Family Foundation,
lowing donors who contributed to Berry, Jay A. Buckingham, Mr.
help from The Standard Register Transamerica Investment Miller-Valentine Group, Elsie S.
the Foundation’s operating fund in & Mrs. L. William Crotty, Mollie
Company. We are grateful to all of Management, LLC; U.S. Bank Mommsen, E. Lee Monnin, Mr. &
this past fiscal year (July 1, 2009, & Thomas Danis, Mr. & Mrs.
them and to all of our Foundation Mrs. Robert E. Neumeister, Susan
to June 30, 2010). Joseph W. Deering, Mr. & Mrs.
donors. & Shaun P. Nicholson, Laura B. &
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“The Greater Dayton Partners program. Children and adults
Initiatives and Greater Dayton Partners
for the Environment means
for the Environment are benefiting from a variety of
Efforts of The so much to the work of our
programs designed to enhance
Dayton Foundation The Greater Dayton Partners for organization,” she said, “as we
the schools’ role as community
struggle to protect our region’s
2009-10 the Environment, a Dayton Foun-
diminishing farmlands and natu- centers.
dation initiative, in partnership
ral lands for today and for the
with the Miami Conservancy Dis- future.”
he Dayton Foundation
trict and with additional support
is continuing its pio-
from Five Rivers MetroParks and Neighborhood School
neering spirit to make Krista Magaw Centers
the Foundation’s Greater Dayton
a positive difference for
Conservation Fund, is build- Through this leadership initiative, Launched nearly six years ago
the region through leadership ini- Greater Dayton’s environmental
ing momentum to help preserve by the Foundation, the Neighbor-
tiatives and significant community and conservation organizations
Greater Dayton’s natural environ- hood School Centers (NSC) pro-
efforts. By joining with other area are exploring ways to bring
ment. Together with 43 local new resources to the region to gram is building stronger urban
funders and community leaders,
nonprofit environmental and con- strengthen their work to preserve neighborhoods, while working
the Foundation’s impact is wide-
servation organizations, the Part- and protect our natural resources. to enhance our children’s educa-
spread and a force for community
ners are laying the groundwork “The beauty of our natural tion and strengthen families. Five
good. environment is why many people
to secure funding for regional centers currently are operating in
chose to live in our region. We’re
environmental collaborations and Dayton Public Schools that were
fortunate to have numerous Kiser School Panther Patrol
other resources that will build the conservation organizations de- being rebuilt, with the University
organizations’ work and capacity. voted to protecting and preserv- of Dayton’s Fitz Center for Leader- When Shannon Moore noticed
ing these resources,” said Krista that so many young children
ship in Community driving the were walking to and from school
Magaw, executive director of the
Tecumseh Land Preservation unattended, she decided to help
Association. her children’s school, Kiser PreK-8
Continued on page 5
A Devotion to Family and to Dayton 2010-11 “I Believe!” Partners of The Dayton Foundation
Leona E. & Jane A. Dunwoodie To understand Leona and Jane Dunwoodie, you need to understand the impact of their family’s recent immigrant
past, a story like that of millions of Americans who came here from humble beginnings to build a better life.
Leona Elef was the daughter of first-generation Hungarian immigrants. Leona wed David Dunwoodie,
whose father came over from Scotland. Their parents’ old-world appreciation for what America – and Dayton
– offered their families was very apparent to Leona and David as they grew up, and this was imparted to their
Leona and Jane are passionate in their desire to help others in Greater Dayton. When asked what motivates her
to help her community, Leona simply said, “It’s my home!” For Jane, her reasons began in a childhood memory.
“The arts inspire people and give them a way to express what is important to
them.”– Dayton resident Jane Dunwoodie
Jane’s father, David, was a mechanical engineer like his father, who chose to settle in Dayton because of his
love of aviation. David early on became a draftsman for Orville Wright and was stationed at Wright-Patterson
Air Force Base during the war, so aeronautics was in Jane’s blood.
“When I was five years old,” Jane said, “I told my father I wanted to be very wealthy and fly an airplane.”
Her father understood well her desire to fly, but was curious about why she wished to be so wealthy. Young
Jane replied, “I want to fly over the poor parts of town and toss the money out the window for the poor people.”
In a way, that is what Jane and her mother are doing through their Dayton Foundation legacy endowment
fund to help the Greater Dayton community.
Jane, who has had a long career with museums and libraries, also is an accomplished artist, best known for
her intricate wood-carved and painted art boxes you may see in galleries. Leona, who holds a business adminis-
tration degree from Miami University – almost unheard of for a woman in the 1930s – played piano and always
has loved attending live performances with Jane.
It was a natural step, then, for them to support the region’s arts organizations in perpetuity by creat-
ing a field-of-interest fund with a portion of their planned endowment. “Food, health, safety all have to be
addressed,” Jane said, “but eventually you need something higher. The arts inspire people and give them a way
to express what is important to them. It’s reassuring to know that the Foundation has its ear to the ground and
will have the flexibility to support the efforts with the greatest impact on the arts long after we’re gone.” n
Giving Kids a Second Enriching History Helping Nonprofits Rebuilding
Chance. 4 Through Dance. 4 Partner for the Future. Neighborhoods. 4
Aided over 5,000 Enhanced Dayton’s Helped preserve vital Partnered to place
Montgomery County 2003 Inventing Flight services provided by Dayton public
school dropouts in centennial celebration Greater Dayton nonprofits elementary schools at
finding a path back by aiding Dayton by commencing an the center of rebuilding
and helped cut the Contemporary Dance initiative to help them neighborhoods by
dropout rate in half by Company in creating explore new, more helping to launch a
committing $1 million four new works of art to efficient ways to operate leadership initiative
over six years to the perform for thousands of through collaborations, to create at least five
Out-of-School-Youth people throughout the partnerships and mergers. Neighborhood School
initiative. event. Centers.
Peter W. Pannier, Amy S. & Michael T. Ferguson, Marjorie & Harry Supporter ($200–$499) L. Hayes, Carol Siyahi Hicks, Mr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Reeves, Jan
M. Parks, Vicki Pegg & Robert Flasher, Mr. & Mrs. Nick G. Anonymous Donors, Helen & Mrs. James R. Hochwalt, Mr. Rudd-Goenner, Mr. & Mrs. Edwin
McGriff, Carole E. Remick, Karen Harris, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Abramovitz, Barbara K. Ackerman, & Mrs. Louis G. Homan, Mr. & L. Ryan, Jr., Paula Saunders, Mr.
R. & Burnell R. Roberts, Colleen M. Hausfeld, Al H. & Olive I. Mr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Baldasare, Mr. Mrs. Peter Horan, Mrs. Don R. & Mrs. John L. Schaefer, Louise R.
Ryan, Sharon K. & Doug C. Scholz, Homan Fund, Dr. & Mrs. Neil & Mrs. Brian W. Beebe, Margery A. Ireland, Mr. & Mrs. McKenna S. Scheuerman Endowment Fund, Mr.
Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Schwartz, Kantor, Mr. & Mrs. Warner H. Beerbower, Mrs. Eugene S. Belden, Jordan, Jr., Joyce N. & Mark W. & Mrs. C. Miles Schmidt, Jr., Mr.
Frank Scott, Jane & Fred C. Setzer, Kiefaber, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Robert Elinor & Sam Benedict, Mr. & Mrs. Klug, Jeannette Lacouture, Amanda & Mrs. Gerald L. Schmidt, Mr. &
Jr., Frederick C. Smith, Virginia C. Laumann, Judy D. & William Theodore R. Black, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Wright Lane & Donald Lane, Mr. Mrs. Edward W. Shinabarger, Mr. &
B. Toulmin, Mr. & Mrs. Philip H. K. McCormick, The Miske Family Richard L. Blessing, Carol & Tom & Mrs. Thomas J. Laufersweiler, Mrs. Kenneth R. Stegemiller, Mary
Wagner, Ronald D. Wagner, Betsy Charitable Fund, Frances S. Breitenbach, Mr. & Mrs. William Edythe M. Lewis, Hazel A. Lewis, E. Strasser, Diane & Ron Timmons,
B. & Leon A. Whitney, Mr. & Mrs. Repperger, Ruth F Richardson,
. H. Broad, III, Dr. & Mrs. Richard Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence J. Litscher, Lawrence Turyn, Mary Tymeson,
Otto Lee Wiedeke, Mr. & Mrs. Agata & Jamie Schade, Mr. & C. Cammerer, Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Mr. & Mrs. C. Michael Lowrey, Dr. & Mrs. Stuart T. Weinberg, Jane
John York Mrs. Joseph F Scullion, St. Henry
. O. Cornell, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Mildred Mooney, John E. Moore, K. Weltz, Mary Jane B. Whalen,
Tile Company, Inc., Barbra A. Creager, Gerald Demers, Mr. & Mrs. Sr., Thomas R. Neeld, Paul F. Frank J. Winslow, Jean V. Woodhull,
Stonerock & Bear Monita, Mr. & Ronald L. Eubel, Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Nugent, Jr., Walter Ohlmann, Mr. Nancy Zorniger
Anonymous Donors, Mr. &
Mrs. Fred E. Weber, Mr. & Mrs. Finke, Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Green, & Mrs. Gary B. Pascoe, Mrs. Robert
Mrs. Jeffrey R. Ashcom, Mr. & Donors (under $200)
Kevin R. Wichman Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Gurklies, Mr. Penny, Mr. & Mrs. Richard B. Pohl,
Mrs. Frank M. Caccamo, Jan & Anonymous Donors, Adegbile
& Mrs. Donald C. Hall, Margaret Jr., Rev. & Mrs. Gordon S. Price,
Robert Clark, Mr. & Mrs. Richard
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Grantmaking Students Have Brighter Future, Dayton Christian Center Miami Valley Literacy Council
Thanks to Scholarships ($8,000) – assist in purchasing a ($10,000) – support the develop-
Highlights Nearly 1,300 Greater Dayton stu- ment of a central facility and adult
school bus to transport students.
dents are receiving financial assis- literacy programs.
Dayton Opera Association
tance with their education, thanks The Muse Machine ($10,000)
($10,000) – support educational
to $1.4 million in scholarships – help fund student and teacher
and outreach programs related to
or nearly 90 years our awarded by 124 Dayton Foun-
the production of Porgy and Bess. training projects for secondary
donors, through The dation funds. Included in this
Dayton Visual Arts Center
Dayton Foundation, have amount is $872,350, awarded by “My family and I lost our home
touched countless lives the Dayton-Montgomery County in a fire in 2007. Years of living ($6,000) – help expand the orga-
through grants awarded to help Scholarship Program, a fund of with family and friends and in nization’s website to showcase and
hotels led us to Dayton looking market local artists.
support charitable organizations The Dayton Foundation since for a fresh start. But after several
and causes in the Greater Dayton 2006. In the last 10 years, more months at a homeless shelter, Elizabeth’s New Life Center
Region. than 7,300 students have received we were losing hope,” Denicka ($10,000) – aid the consolidation
During fiscal year 2010, nearly $9 million in scholarships L. Williams said. “It was there I of three offices into one facility.
The Dayton Foundation and our through The Dayton Foundation. learned about a new program
at the Red Cross Family Living Family Violence Prevention
donors awarded nearly 14,000 Campership Grants Give Kids Center. We moved into an apart- Center of Greene County
grants totaling $36.6 million. a Chance to Be Kids ment in March. Not only do we ($15,000) – assist in expanding “Growing up, my family moved
These grants were awarded to Former factory workers Robert have somewhere to live, but we a lot and often relied on food
the agency’s shelter for victims of
charities through Dayton Founda- and Helen Harmony wanted to also have a new lease on life.” A basket deliveries provided by
Dayton Foundation discretionary
tion endowed funds and Chari- give children an opportunity local churches for meals,” Lauren
table Checking Accounts. In the
SM grant, made possible by unre- Fisher Nightingale Houses, Inc. Burns said. “Only one of my par-
they did not have as children – a stricted funds (Community Im-
last decade, the Foundation has ($25,000) – aid the construction ents has a high school education,
chance to go to camp. pact Endowment Funds), helped so I knew from a young age that
distributed more than 142,000 of a compassionate care facility
Thanks to their Dayton capitalize this program in 2010. if I wanted to make something of
grants totaling $366 million. The for military personnel and their
Foundation fund established in myself, I had to go to college. De-
impact of these grants is wide- to support a wide range of com- families.
1993 for this purpose, more than spite many obstacles, I persevered
spread and speaks volumes about munity efforts. Organizations 4 Paws for Ability ($10,000) – and was awarded three Dayton
$590,000 has been awarded to
our community’s generosity and awarded discretionary grants of help expand its facility to train Foundation scholarships. Now I
resident and health-related camps.
about how The Dayton Founda- more than $5,000 follow. service dogs. am a freshman at Ohio University,
This has provided 5,159 children and I love it! I know this is where
tion has helped individuals to help in need with the joy of going to Alzheimer’s Association, Miami
KDI Workshop, Inc. ($15,000) I’m meant to be and see a bright
others. camp and enjoying their child- Valley Chapter ($17,000) – help future ahead of me.”
– assist in purchasing additional
hood. purchase laptop computers for equipment for career development
home-care visits to individuals Parity, Inc. ($10,000) – aid in
This past year, 17 Foundation activities for high school students
with Alzheimer’s. expanding mentoring services for
funds awarded campership grants with disabilities. at-risk youth.
totaling nearly $78,000, $48,600 American Red Cross Dayton Area
K12 Gallery for Youth ($10,000)
from the Harmonys’ fund. Chapter ($10,000) – assist in Planned Parenthood Southwest
– support the development of an Ohio Region ($10,000) – help
Strengthening Community transitioning emergency housing art program as an alternative to
Through Discretionary Grants units into permanent supportive convert to electronic health re-
juvenile incarceration. cords to meet federal regulations.
In addition to grants awarded to housing for people in need.
L and M Products, Inc./Preble
charity by the request of Founda- Catholic Social Services ($8,000) Toward Independence ($8,000) –
County Board of Developmen-
tion donors, additional grants – help purchase a new van to assist in purchasing a van to trans-
tal Disabilities ($5,000) – assist
were made through the Founda- transport youth. port clients with developmental
tion’s discretionary grantmaking in funding the construction of a disabilities.
Community Blood Center playground accessible to people
process, for a combined total of Trotwood Area Handivan
($20,000) – provide aid for the with disabilities.
nearly $37 million in grants and Ministry, Inc. ($8,000) – aid in
“Through the generous support construction of a state-of-the-art
programs during the Founda- Memorial United Church of
purchasing a van to transport
of the Charles E. Hoffman Fund Center for Tissue Innovation and
tion’s last fiscal year. By placing no Christ/Kids in New Directions
elderly clients and individuals
of The Dayton Foundation, Research. ($15,000) – help provide educa-
Culture Works is able to assist
restrictions on the grants awarded with disabilities.
from their funds, a number of Corner Cupboard Charities of tional programs for underserved
seven professional arts organiza-
Greater Dayton ($25,000) – help youth. Victoria Theatre Association
tions to offer free arts program- donors have enabled the Founda-
ming and other outreach to the expand its thrift store to serve ($8,500) – help develop a play-
tion to address some of our com- Miami Valley Housing Oppor-
community,” said Dave Seyer, munity’s most pressing problems individuals in need. writing workshop for students
tunities ($5,500) – help provide
vice president of Development
and opportunities. based on the musical WICKED.
for Culture Works. “Thanks to this The Dayton Art Institute permanent housing for individuals
funding, we are strengthening This past year, The Dayton ($10,000) – help initiate the with mental illnesses. YWCA Dayton ($5,000) – help
the arts and culture of the Foundation awarded 81 discre- Reaching Out to Our Neighbor- install a digital telephone system
Greater Dayton Region.” tionary grants, totaling $601,628, hood diversity project. for the Domestic Violence Hotline.
Helping Those Most Preserving Natural Showcasing Dayton’s Bringing Crayons
Highlights of Community
Fund Grants 1995-2010
in Need. 4 Resources. 4 Rich History. to Classrooms. 4
Aided St. Vincent Partnered to found The Awarded a Partnered with
Hotel in refurbishing a Greater Dayton Partners discretionary grant the Mathile Family
former warehouse and for the Environment to assist in the Foundation to initiate
relocating its services to to assist dozens construction of The a community initiative
provide better shelter, of environmental Heritage Center of to provide free supplies
case management and organizations in Dayton Manufacturing to teachers for children
other services to the working together to & Entrepreneurship at in need, helping more
community’s increasing better preserve and Carillon Park. than 10,000 students
homeless population. protect our region’s from 29 local schools
environment. to date.
continued from page 3 Farrenkopf, Louis W. Feldmann, III, Edward Humphrys, Mrs. William Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Miller, Mr. C. Scott, Hazel Carter Scott, Marilyn
Enterprises, Inc., Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Mr. & Mrs. R. Peter Finke, Georgia T. J. Hussey, Beth & Kurt Hutter, Mrs. & Mrs. Lawrence Miner, Mr. & Mrs. & Del Shannon, Mr. & Mrs.
W. Barnhart, Joy & Fred Bartenstein, Floridis, Hon. & Mrs. Patrick Foley, Paul L. Hyde, Mr. & Mrs. John Donald A. Moeller, Mark Monbeck, Kenneth Shively, Mary Marshall
Molly Bell, Mr. & Mrs. Orlando V. Mary Anne Frey, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Jahoda, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Jauch, Mr. & Mrs. Stan Musick, Mr. & Mrs. Sidorsky, G. Richard Smith, Mr. &
Brown, Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Burshtan, N. Friedman, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Dr. & Mrs. George John, Anne James Neef, Mr. & Mrs. David L. Mrs. James D. Stahler, Diane H. &
Mr. & Mrs. Jean Luc Caillat, Mr. A. Gerstle, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Johnson, Beulah R. Jones, Dr. & Mrs. Neer, Mr. & Mrs. Peter J. Neroni, Albert E. Staub, Mr. & Mrs. Edward
& Mrs. John R. Callander, Hon. & Gillaugh, Barbara Pflum Gobrail, Mr. Michael Kelly, Mr. & Mrs. Byron L. Nancy Nerny, Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. J. Stoermer, Marilyn R. Strickler,
Mrs. James F Cannon, Dr. & Mrs. C.
. & Mrs. David D. Goldberg, Judy & Kentner, Kuhns Brothers Company Nevin, Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Olinsky, Mr. & Mrs. David C. Studebaker,
Patrick Carroll, Lucille A. & James J. Denny Graf, Dr. & Mrs. Arthur A. Foundation, Dr. & Mrs. Gary L. Robert E. Owen, Margy C. Patterson, Pamela & David Sunderland, Mr.
Carroll, Clark, Schaefer, Hackett & Greenfield, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. LeRoy, Mr. & Mrs. Alexander D. Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Perkins, Mr. & .
& Mrs. Hallock F Swift, Fatemeh
Co., Angela & Anthony Clements, Gross, Mr. & Mrs. Donald Harker, MacDonell, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Lawson Mrs. Norman V. Plair, Helen C. & & Enayatollah Tabesh, Dr. and Mrs.
Eva Conley-Williamson, Clara L. III, Brandon E. Harrison, Mr. & E. Marsh, Mr. & Mrs. Norval D. Robert L. Potter, Harold S. Prigozen, Robert Van Patten, Mr. & Mrs. Peter
Conner & Carl J. Bruckner, Karen Mrs. Robert L. Henry, Mr. & Mrs. J. Martin, Mr. & Mrs. William P. Nancy L. Reed, Mr. & Mrs. Jack R. D. Vecchi, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph F .
O. & Gary W. Crim, Genevieve Stephen Herbert, Dr. & Mrs. Dale R. .
Mayberry, Nancy F McCormick, Royer, Mr. & Mrs. Donald E. Ruhl, Wade, Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Weaver,
E. Danis, Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Hines, Mr. & Mrs. Hans Holztrager, Mary & Kevin McDonald, Mr. & Mr. & Mrs. Frank X. Sagstetter, Dr. & Mrs. Bradley A. Weber, Mr. &
Darnell, William Dean, Mr. & Mrs. Peggy & Emerson L. Horner, III, Mrs. Charles R. McNamee, Karen & .
Albert F Schneider, Dr. & Mrs. Kent Mrs. Jerome E. Westendorf, Nancy
Ronald T. Deger, Rose Ann & Mark Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Huels, Mr. & Dale Medford, Mr. & Mrs. Matthew K. Scholl, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Williams, Joyce C. Young, Mr. &
Eckart, Judith M. Elliot, Helen B. Mrs. William A. Huffman, Judith & .
F Melko, Mr. & Mrs. David K. Miller, Schumann, Dorothy O. & William Mrs. Everett Yowell
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Initiatives Subcommittee on edge of highly qualified African-
continued from page 3
Minority Inclusion on American professionals with the
Corporate Boards credentials the companies seek.
“Many companies are coming
To further the message of inclu- to realize that adding minorities
sion, The Dayton Foundation, to their boards is just good busi-
in partnership with the Dayton ness,” said Charles A. Jones, chair
School, take action. Thanks to a of the Subcommittee and former
grant from the Ohio Department Business Committee and Parity,
chair of The Dayton Foundation
of Transportation, the Salvation Inc., has launched a new effort Governing Board. “It adds diversi-
Army of the Greater Dayton Area to help companies seeking to ty of perspectives and experience
and Kiser School, partners in the Clarissa Davis-Lindsey increase diversification of their and can lead to enhanced and
Neighborhood School Centers even new markets for products
Local corporations, including boards by appointing highly
program, established the Panther and services. Over time, this will
Patrol – a neighborhood effort to Teradata Operations, Inc., are qualified African-American board
leveraging the Minority Economic aid in building a consciousness
get parents and businesses active- members. The Subcommittee on of inclusiveness that will have a
ly involved in protecting students. Development Council (MEDC) to Minority Inclusion on Corporate
build their supplier diversity pro- profound and positive impact on
“Parents are walking kids in Boards is chaired by Charles A. our local economy.”
the morning and after school. grams, resulting in new business
for the region’s minority business Jones, former chair of The Dayton About the Cover
Businesses are posting Panther
enterprises (MBE). Foundation Governing Board. Nonprofit Alliance The most recent addition to
Paws on their doors to show that
they are safe places for kids. Older “MEDC provided the resources This effort has enormous potential Support Program Dayton’s RiverScape is an
students are looking after the little we needed to get our program to raise the visibility of an under- The Nonprofit Alliance Support impressive, new pavilion for
ones, and the school is working off the ground. This work will utilized resource of trained minor- Program, a collaborative effort concerts and festivals, along
with our neighborhood to protect have a positive impact on our
corporate bottom line and on our
ity professionals who can help launched by the Foundation in with concessions and gardens.
our children and keep the commu-
community by keeping more of strengthen our region’s companies 2009, is helping to address the Unrestricted Dayton Founda-
nity safe. It’s all good,” said Shan-
non Moore. “More schools need our contracted dollars local and and economy. long-term viability of our com- tion funds from years past
neighborhood centers like ours.” accelerate the growth of local munity’s nonprofits. Several local provided funding for the initial
MBEs,” said Clarissa Davis-Lindsey, RiverScape plans for what has
organizations involved in this
business analyst II/IP escrow
Minority Economic manager, Teradata Operations, pilot program are exploring new become a beautiful addition
Development Council Inc. “We’re very excited to be and more efficient ways to struc- to the Five Rivers MetroParks
The Commission on Minor- working with Scorpion Data Se- ture their organizations through system.
ity Inclusion and the Minority curity, whom we connected with partnerships, alliances or merg- Among the people whose
through MEDC.” ers, with the goal of helping to Dayton Foundation funds
Economic Development Council Said Eric Joiner, owner,
(MEDC) are helping to strengthen preserve the quality of life these have helped make this possible
Scorpion Data Security, “We’ve
the health of our community’s been in business a year and re- nonprofits help make possible in are (left to right) Frederick C.
economy by increasing a regional cently secured one of our largest our community. Smith, David L. Rike, and
focus on minority business contracts to date with Teradata. Wallace and Florence Stauffer.
We have many other contracts Charles A. Jones
development. Initial efforts have
in the works, thanks to MEDC.
focused on building awareness
among the region’s buying orga-
Without MEDC’s sup-
port, this wouldn’t
...the Neighbor-... The helping area com-
nizations and have demonstrated have been pos- hood School Centers panies make a
success in forging partnerships, sible.” program is building match between
developing mentoring relation- stronger urban neighbor- the companies’
need for the
ships between majority and hoods...to enhance our right board
minority businesses and continu- children’s education and member candi-
ing the conversation of diversity strengthen families. date and its knowl-
and inclusion as a priority among
the region’s leaders.
When Virginia B. Toulmin, widow of Harry Ray D. Loughman was employed in a small
Impact Endowment Funds
(Unrestricted or Field-of-
A. Toulmin, Jr., Esq., son of the attorney who service office at NCR Corporation for many
Donors Helping Others
secured and defended the Wright Brothers’ years. He was a decorated World War II veteran
flying machine patents, passed away this year, who lived through 73 London air raids and
she left a more than $26-million unrestricted gift fought on the beaches of Normandy and in the
to endow a Foundation fund for the benefit of Battle of the Bulge. He lived modestly and saved
Greater Dayton. It will perpetuate her passion for enough to help his beloved Dayton through the
helping others and have a profound impact on Ray Loughman Fund, providing unrestricted
our community for generations to come. community grants in perpetuity.
Gifts of Time, Talent and Treasure 2010-11 “I Believe!” Partners of The Dayton Foundation
Carol & Jack H. Adam Jack Adam always has felt fortunate – even when he was a little boy.
“I was born in the United States, in good health, with good intelligence and to parents who loved me. If
you have those things, you are not poor,” Jack said.
Jack and his wife, Carol, are grateful for these and other blessings: their Catholic school and college educa-
tions and their four children and nine grandchildren. “It’s part of our faith to share our gifts with other people,”
said Jack Adam, vice president and portfolio manager for Johnson Investment Counsel.
“Working with The Dayton Foundation makes giving to a multitude of
organizations easy.” – Kettering resident Jack Adam
Sharing their time is one way they show gratitude. Once a month for 10 years, the Adams served dinner
to the homeless at St. Vincent de Paul Hotel Gateway Shelter. And once a week for five years, Carol washed
laundry for the people there. “We wanted to do this hands-on work, because we could see all the good things
St. Vincent’s was doing,” Carol said.
Jack Adam is grateful for his education at Xavier and Purdue Universities and his career managing clients’
investments. He also uses his talents to manage funds for St. Vincent de Paul and the Diabetes Association of the
Dayton Area. “If my professional abilities can help charities get the greatest return on their money, that’s a
perfect match,” he said.
Carol Adam said education’s promise for a brighter future is why she and Jack give scholarships to Dayton-
area Catholic schools and to freshmen at Cincinnati’s Elder High School, Jack’s alma mater. Jack mentors some
of the Elder students; several have graduated from Ivy League schools, and two are orthopedic surgeons.
“Students who develop their minds can lead fulfilling lives, contribute to society and develop moral
principles,” noted Carol, who taught in Catholic schools.
The Adams also give to St. Vincent de Paul, Elizabeth’s New Life Center, churches and human services
organizations, and help bright, but poor, college-bound students in Bogota, Colombia, through the Maryknoll
Fathers and Brothers mission. “Working with The Dayton Foundation makes giving to a multitude of
organizations easy,” Jack said.
The Adams began 30 years ago with a Charitable Checking Account, moved to a donor-advised fund and
now have a Family Foundation Plus fund. “We have new possibilities for funding, investing and giving,” Jack
said. “By making a gift to the Foundation when stocks are high, we are able to give back even more.” n
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Message addition, donors committed over chair of The Dayton Foundation Foundation Grantmaking
continued from page 2 $1.7 million in new planned and the man who brought the Highlights
and deferred (legacy) Foundation into the
gifts, for a total of “[Frederick modern era, expo- Over the past fiscal year:
$180 million in com- C. Smith] was a nentially increasing Nearly 14,000 grants to charity totaling nearly $37
mitted legacies. This giant of a man. We the number of new million
more than $30 million in addi-
tional unrestricted funds, to bring
is impressive and were privileged to Foundation donors $11.8 million from donor funds to support
disproportionate giv- have known and funds. Over education
the Foundation to $40 million
in unrestricted funds – or 1/8th
ing from a community him….” decades he was at the $4.6 million from donor funds to houses of worship
our size. center of many Foundation An average of $146,000 granted from donor funds
of total assets. This is incredible
The Dayton Foundation con- leadership initiatives, advocating each week to improve health and human services and
growth in this type of giving.
tinues to make strides in its leader- for those who could not speak for nearly $91,000 granted each week to support the
Ten Community Impact
ship initiatives. We continue to themselves. He was a giant of a arts, culture and humanities
Endowment Funds were added this
work to help the region’s nonprof- man. We were privileged to have In the last 10 years:
past year, including the two largest
its weather the economic storm known him and to have witnessed Over 142,000 grants totaling $366 million
unrestricted funds in the Founda-
and strengthen their organizations the tremendous, good works he Nearly $9 million in scholarships helping 7,332
tion’s history, the unprecedented
through increased efficiencies and accomplished through The students
$26.4-million legacy gift from
partnerships. We continue to grow Dayton Foundation. More than 4,200 children, who couldn’t otherwise
Virginia Toulmin and $3.9-million
our efforts to enrich the education We are deeply grateful to our afford to go, were sent to camp by former factory
legacy gift from Edward and Esther
of our children, to help strengthen donors and volunteers, who have workers, Helen and Robert Harmony
Kohnle. These and other unre-
our region’s economy by fostering planted many trees that will shade
stricted or lightly restricted gifts
represent these generous
economic inclusion for all, and and shelter our community for Grant Guidelines
to enhance organizations’ decades to come.
donors’ investment in The Dayton Foundation welcomes discretionary
the institution of their “We are.. efforts to preserve and
grant requests from organizations that benefit citizens
community founda- grateful to all protect our beautiful in the Greater Dayton Region and that are recognized
tion and will provide of our donors environment. as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal
enduring gifts to every day….” in FY10, of course, were Revenue Code.
Gary L. LeRoy, M.D., Chair
their community in In order for the Foundation’s discretionary grants
the Virginia Toulmin and
perpetuity. to truly benefit the community, emphasis is placed
Edward and Esther Kohnle gifts.
on new efforts or expansions of existing projects or
Report on 2009-10 (FY10) We cannot begin to state our huge
initiatives, as well as capital and other special projects
The Dayton Foundation’s grant- debt of gratitude to them for these
that enable organizations to expand services. Projects
making has remained high, nearly tremendous gifts. We are grateful Michael M. Parks, President must represent unique and unduplicated efforts that
$37 million this past fiscal year to all of our donors every day and
will affect a substantial number of people.
(July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010 – to our new “I Believe!” Partners
* At the time of publication of this Qualified organizations interested in applying for
FY10) and just roughly $2 million and Standard Register for their report, audited dollar figures were a grant are asked to submit a Letter of Intent, which
less than FY09. Despite the chal- special assistance to us. The Part- not available. You may view the
is available online at www.daytonfoundation.org/
lenging economy, new contribu- ners’ commitment is described in audited numbers on The Dayton
Foundation’s website at www.dayton ltrintent.html. If, after the Foundation’s Grants Com-
tions were up, at over $63 million a separate section on page 2, and
foundation.org/0910highlights.html mittee has determined that the project falls within the
($38 million in FY09), more than they are highlighted in our annual
after November 22, 2010. More Foundation’s funding guidelines, applicants will be
$26 million of which was from report features. extensive annual report informa- sent a full grant application.
the Virginia Toulmin gift. Total We would be remiss if we tion, including descriptions of Foun-
assets climbed to over $333 mil- didn’t state our great gratitude to dation endowed funds, also will be Additional grant application information is available on
Frederick C. Smith, who passed available at this web address. the Foundation’s website at www.daytonfoundation.
lion ($286 million in FY09).* In
org, or by contacting Barbra Stonerock, director of
away this year. He was a past community relations, at (937) 225-9951.
Impact Endowment Funds
Gary L. LeRoy, M.D., leads by example. “As a In 1988 Carolyn Talbot Hoagland established
(Unrestricted or Field-of-
family physician, who is native to this area and two Community Impact Endowment Funds to
Donors Helping Others
serves as chair of the Foundation Governing perpetuate her parents’ devotion to children,
Board, I see every day the needs of our arts and humanities. She said of parents Willard
community and the many ways the Foundation E. “Hap” Talbot and Lenore B. Talbot Thomas,
makes a difference. I chose to create a “They taught us that with privilege goes
Community Impact Endowment Fund, because responsibility. It’s about repaying to society the
I know the Foundation will need a greater benefits you have received.”
reserve of unrestricted funds to continue to
improve our region’s quality of life.”
A Passion for Dayton and Mending Human Need
John E. Moore, Sr. John E. Moore, Sr., has lived in Dayton since he was a year old and loves this community. He says with a laugh,
“I’ve got some skin in the game.”
“Dayton has its own special culture and has been shaped by its history and past leadership. It’s a resource-
ful and creative community,” he said.
A Dayton Foundation donor, past Governing Board chair and Foundation volunteer for nearly 40 years,
John is one of our community’s most dedicated and intrepid volunteers. A retired chief, Civilian Personnel,
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, he has been at the center of many complex and significant community efforts,
a number of them leadership initiatives of The Dayton Foundation. Threads that run through the efforts to
which he devotes his time are human need and wrongs that needs righting. “That is what I’m most passionate
about,” he said.
Among these efforts have been leadership in The Job Center, the Foundation’s African-American Commu-
nity Fund, the Commission on Minority Inclusion, the Minority Economic Development Council, the Out-of-
School Youth effort, Sinclair Community College and United Way, the launching of the Dayton-Montgomery
County Scholarship Program and of the Mentoring Collaborative, and helping pass the Human Services Levy
and resurrect Mary Scott Nursing Home. “There’s always more work to do,” John said.
What motivated John to be the giving person that he is? “It’s faith and fate,” he said. “My faith makes me
“Giving provides me an opportunity to practice my faith.”
– Dayton resident John Moore
open to sharing. Giving provides me an opportunity to practice my faith.” His fate was interwoven with living
through the Depression and World War II. While in the military he traveled and saw poverty and need “in the
most stretched dimensions,” he said.
He witnessed and experienced the effects of a segregated society during and after the war, which fired him up
to find a solution to the social and economic inequities he saw. “I had a choice to be angry or be part of the solu-
tion. I chose the latter,” he said. “I’ve seen so many fellow citizens in need and not able to be self-sufficient. It has
continued to motivate me to want to do more.” This formed the basis for a lifetime of action on behalf of others.
Not a wealthy man, John says he gives what he can monetarily, “but it’s not always about the dollars. Time
and talent are just as important.” John’s life bears witness to precisely this. n
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Governing Board volunteers serve on dozens of Past Governing Board Members
of The Dayton fund grantmaking committees. .
Charles F Kettering 1921-25
D. Frank Garland 1921-28
Foundation Together, they provide the citizen
William D. Chamberlin 1921-36
involvement that characterizes a
(As of June 30, 2010) Francis J. McCormick 1921-38
true community foundation.
Milton Stern 1921-43
Gary L. LeRoy, associate dean for John G. Lowe 1925-27
entral to the steward-
Student Affairs and Admissions, Donald A. Kohr 1927-58
ship of The Dayton Wright State University Boonshoft
Foundation and its Gary L. LeRoy, chair Thomas G. Breitenbach Craig J. Brown Ezra M. Kuhns 1928-60
School of Medicine, chair Harry B. Canby 1936-56
charitable activities is
Thomas G. Breitenbach, CEO, H. Beckman Ohmer 1939-41
a volunteer Governing Board of Premier Health Partners Charles J. Brennan 1942-62
up to 15 volunteers. These experi-
Craig J. Brown, retired senior vice Jack R. Silverman 1945-46
enced civic leaders are appointed president, treasurer and CFO, The Samuel L. Finn 1946-58
to five-year terms by the senior Standard Register Company Edward L. Kohnle 1957-73
judge of the U.S. District Court Ellen S. Ireland, community leader Milton H. Wagner 1958-71
for Southwest Ohio, the probate David L. Rike 1961-78
Charles A. Jones, retired chief
judge of Montgomery County, operating officer/assistant city William Kuntz 1962-73
Ellen S. Ireland Charles A. Jones Helen E. Jones-Kelley
the mayor of the City of Dayton, manager, City of Dayton Robert A. Stein 1972-73
the chief executive officers of the John E. Moore, Sr. 1972-91
Helen E. Jones-Kelley, special
Foundation’s trustee financial in- assistant to the president for Louis S. Goldman 1973-82
stitutions (two appointments) and external relations, Central State Robert S. Oelman 1974-80
fellow members of the Governing University Charles W. Danis 1974-84
Board (up to 10 appointments). Frederick C. Smith 1979-89
Anita J. Moore, retired vice
The Governing Board also serves Anne S. Greene 1980-90
president, The Berry Company/
as the Board of Trustees for a num- Jesse Philips 1983-92
ber of related organizations within .
Richard F Glennon, Sr. 1984-98
Vicki D. Pegg, retired Montgomery Anita J. Moore Vicki D. Pegg Colleen M. Ryan Lloyd E. Lewis, Jr. 1988-94
the Foundation. County Commissioner Burnell R. Roberts 1989-2000
Members of the Governing Colleen M. Ryan, vice president, Thomas J. Danis 1990-99
Board and other professionals Defense Programs, Dayton Charles Abramovitz 1990-01
volunteer on one of several Development Coalition, and retired John W. Berry, Sr. 1991-97
Foundation standing Board com- 88th Air Base Wing and Installation Charles S. Brown 1992-01
mittees that guide programmatic Commander, Wright-Patterson Air Douglas L. Hawthorne 1993-02
and philanthropic activities in Force Base Robert S. Neff 1993-02
the community. For a complete Douglas C. Scholz, president, Caryl D. Philips 1993-02
listing of these committees and Unibilt Industries Douglas C. Scholz Charles G. Schroeder Richard W. Schwartz Betsy B. Whitney 1993-02
their members, visit www.dayton Charles G. Schroeder, president and Clayton L. Mathile 1994-96
foundation.org/govboard.html. In owner, Dayton Wire Wheel Rajesh K. Soin 1994-01
addition, hundreds of community Richard W. Schwartz, president and Estus Smith 1994-02
CEO, WinWholesale, Inc. Paula J. MacIlwaine 1994-04
David R. Holmes 1998-01
Staff Fred C. Setzer, Jr., chairman, Setzer
John N. Taylor, Jr. 1999-03
A staff directory for The Dayton Judy D. McCormick 1999-08
Jerome F Tatar, retired chairman,
Foundation is available online MeadWestvaco Corporation Franz J. Hoge 2000-09
at www.daytonfoundation.org/ Laura B. Pannier 2002-06
Fred E. Weber, president and Fred C. Setzer, Jr. Jerome F. Tatar Fred E. Weber
whohelps.html. chairman, Weber Jewelers, Inc.
Leo E. Knight, Jr. 2003-07
Jamie King 2003-09
Mary E. Gundersen worked in accounting
and was one of the first employees of the Huffy To learn more about The Dayton Foundation, visit
Corporation, retiring after 49 years. Instead of us at www.daytonfoundation.org, or on our Facebook
using her retirement gift – a trip to Scandinavia or Twitter pages. You also may call (937) 222-0410 or
– she cashed in the ticket and saved the (877) 222-0410 (toll free). Our receptionist, Regina
money. Upon her death in 1994, this and other Dixon, will be happy to direct your call. Or visit our
estate assets seeded her Community Impact online staff directory at www.daytonfoundation.org/
Endowment Fund and is perpetuating her love whohelps.html.
for her community.
Meeting All Standards for
U.S. Community Foundations.
Investing in One’s Home 2010-11 “I Believe!” Partners of The Dayton Foundation
Don J. & Marcy L. Schade When Don Schade moved to Greater Dayton in 1965 to teach economics at the University of Dayton, his father
expected him to return home one day to run the family’s lumber business in Helena, Ohio. More than 40 years later, Don
is still here, along with his wife, Marcy, a fourth-generation Daytonian. Together, they are proud to call the region home.
“I can’t see living any place else,” said Don, who today is a senior vice president for Merrill Lynch. “Dayton is just
big enough to have lots of amenities, but small enough that it takes just minutes to get anywhere. Plus, it’s a great
place to raise a family, with friendly people and a low cost of living.”
Longtime Dayton Foundation donors and charter members of the local chapters of 100+ Women Who Care and
100+ Men Who Care, the Schades say that their philosophy for giving evolves as time and needs change.
“We have a soft spot for lots of different causes, but when something attracts our attention and demonstrates a
particular need, we’re likely to help,” Marcy said.
“The need is greater than ever in our community due to the economic situation.
Giving to others helps us transform lives.” – Beavercreek resident Don Schade
When Don Schade’s mother passed away in 2005, he and his family wanted a special way to honor her life and
the life of his father, who had passed away a year earlier. They turned to The Dayton Foundation, who helped them
establish a Family Foundation Plus Fund, a private foundation alternative, in their family’s name.
“The Dayton Foundation is a force for good in our community,” Don said. “It also is a very progressive community
foundation. I have clients throughout the country, and I’ll ask if their communities’ foundations offer services similar
to those of The Dayton Foundation. They don’t. The Dayton Foundation was the best solution for our family’s giving.”
Through this fund and their Charitable Checking Account, the Schades have made significant contributions to
numerous area charities, including Kettering Medical Center, where their four children were born, Hospice of Dayton,
Boy Scouts of America Miami Valley Council, St. Vincent Hotel, United Way of the Greater Dayton Area and Culture
Works, among others.
“For a community our size, we are blessed with a significant arts presence,” Marcy said of their giving to
Culture Works. “This is so important to the life of our community, and we want to see them maintained for future
“The need is greater than ever in our community due to the economic situation,” Don added. “Giving to others
helps us transform lives. We really enjoy this and look forward to continuing this for a long time.” n
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Ten Reasons Why
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We are a local organi- We provide highly trusts, life insurance policies and We offer maximum
People Choose To zation with deep roots personalized ser- other arrangements. Tools, such as tax advantages
Give Through The in the community. vice, tailored to each a charitable gift annuity or chari- under state and fed-
Dayton Foundation Since 1921 The Dayton individual’s charitable and table remainder trust, can provide eral law.
Foundation has been helping the financial interests. an income stream for you and/or Gifts of cash to The Dayton
Greater Dayton Region help others Whether you want to give now a loved one, while generating an Foundation are deductible up to
by being an effective steward of or in the future, locally or nation- immediate tax deduction and 50 percent of your adjusted gross
community charitable resources. wide, we can customize a char- creating a charitable legacy with income (AGI); gifts of appreciated,
Representatives of diverse local itable-giving plan to make your the remainder interest. long-term capital gains property
leadership appoint the Founda- philanthropic and financial goals a are deductible at fair-market value,
tion’s volunteer Governing Board, reality. We will meet with you and Our professional up to 30 percent of AGI. We also
which oversees all facets of the your professional advisors to dis- staff has broad can offer solutions to help reduce
Foundation’s operations. cuss your charitable-giving needs expertise regarding estate-tax liability.
and how we can best fulfill them.
We build permanent as well as community issues We are a com-
endowment funds Our charitable funds and needs. munity leader,
that benefit the help you invest in We employ a staff of experts, convening
community forever and help the causes you care including three CFRE-certified agencies and coordinating
create personal legacies. about most. fundraising executives and a CPA resources to create positive
Each year we assist thousands We offer an array of endowed to help you and your professional change.
of donors and award tens of mil- fund options that allows your advisors focus your giving and The Dayton Foundation
lions of grant dollars to charitable fund to be positioned for growth make it more effective. We also brings together community leaders
organizations for worthy causes. over time and to provide lasting have grantmaking professionals and nonprofit organizations to
We take pride in the role we play support for the charitable causes and two former CEOs of local identify emerging problems and
in carrying out the dreams of our most meaningful to you. You can not-for-profit organizations to opportunities in our region, as
donors and in keeping our com- select the degree of involvement offer their knowledge of com- well as to find new ways to work
munity strong. and recognition (or anonymity) munity issues, opportunities together to meet challenges. Our
you desire in awarding grants and resources. leadership initiatives address
We multiply the
to charity. The Foundation’s free large-scale community issues, may
impact of gift dollars Charitable Checking Account We partner with involve major, long-term grant
by pooling them with professional advi-
Service also provides a great way commitments and foster partner-
other gifts and grants. to handle your regular charitable sors to create highly ships between interested parties,
Combining unrestricted and gifts, such as to your place of wor- effective approaches to funders and local service provid-
field-of-interest contributions ship or other favorite charity, and charitable giving. ers. By combining the knowl-
from Community Impact Endow- enables you to open and fund Every day, local professionals edge and resources of multiple
ment Funds provides a source of your account and do your giving provide invaluable tax-, financial- organizations, these partnerships
funding to help the Foundation online. and estate-planning advice to have the opportunity to create a
respond to current and future clients who are charitably inclined. greater impact on our community
community needs through the We accept a wide A significant percentage of donors than any one organization could
Foundation’s discretionary grant- variety of assets is introduced to the Foundation accomplish alone.
making process and leadership and can facilitate through their trusted advisors. We
For more information about how
initiatives. Coupled with grants even the most complex work with donors and their advi- The Dayton Foundation can help
from nearly 3,000 donors’ funds, forms of giving. sors to develop the best and most you fulfill your charitable goals,
they produce a collective force for You can gift cash, appreciated tax-wise, customized and effective visit the Foundation’s website
community good. stock, real estate or other assets charitable-giving plans. – www.daytonfoundation.org – or
call (937) 222-0410 or toll free at
and receive maximum charitable (877) 222-0410 and ask to speak
and tax benefits. You also can plan to a member of our Development
future gifts through bequests, lead department.
Preparing the Leaders of Tomorrow 2010-11 “I Believe!” Partners of The Dayton Foundation
Don L. & Janet A. Grieshop For Janet and Don Grieshop, giving to help children obtain a good education just made sense. Growing up just a few blocks
away from each other in the Walnut Hills area of Dayton, both Janet and Don had the importance of education instilled in them
from a very young age.
Don’s mother was employed as a factory worker for Delco, and Janet’s father frequently held two or three jobs just to keep
the family going.
“My mother didn’t want her six sons to follow in her footsteps,” Don said. “Some of her siblings didn’t graduate from high
“We weren’t raised with silver spoons in our mouths, but we were taught to help one
another in times of need.” – Dayton resident Janet Grieshop
school, let alone go to college, so she felt strongly about us achieving more in our futures.”
Janet’s parents felt much the same way. “My family struggled financially, much like many families struggle today,” Janet said.
“We weren’t raised with silver spoons in our mouths, but we were taught to help one another in times of need.”
Like his father, Don attended and graduated from the then-Chaminade High School and later worked to pay for his tuition
to the University of Dayton, something he is very proud of today.
“There are ways to pay for one’s college education. But getting through high school is a necessity,” Don said. “That’s why we
feel strongly about giving to help students in need obtain their high school education through Chaminade Julienne Catholic
High School. It is a great institution with a great spirit of community that provides a strong foundation for a young person’s life.”
To honor his parents and perpetuate their educational values, Janet and Don Grieshop established the Mary Kathryn and
Ernest L. “Hap” Grieshop Fund through The Dayton Foundation. They also utilize the Foundation for their regular charitable
giving through a Charitable Checking Account and have made plans for a legacy gift to one day be used by the Foundation to
assist charities that follow the Grieshops’ religious beliefs.
Janet and Don believe deeply in perpetuating their gifts to assist others less fortunate. “There is a saying, ‘To those whom
much is given, much is expected,’” Don said. “We’ve received so much from our community. It’s our responsibility to give
something back. The Dayton Foundation helps us to do this.”
“Knowing that we’re helping young people and that they appreciate what others are giving to assist with their education,
that makes me feel good,” Janet said. n
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