Donor Stories

We hope you enjoy reading these recently added stories of Dayton Foundation donors.

The Dayton Foundation’s “Donor Next Door” continuing series in the Dayton Daily News, featuring the stories of our donors:


May 6, 2015: Dayton Daily News

Group honors sacrifice of public servants

April 22, 2015: Dayton Daily News

Longtime friends turn blessings into brotherhood of giving

April 8, 2015: Dayton Daily News

Sara Spins: Where there’s a wheel, there’s a way

March 25, 2015: Dayton Daily News

Local couple with small town roots believe in Dayton’s future

March 11, 2015: Dayton Daily News

Physicians improve access to healthcare, educational programs

February 26, 2015: Dayton Daily News

Couple help others secure affordable housing

February 11, 2015: Dayton Daily News

6-year-old dancer lives on, thanks to fund

January 28, 2015: Dayton Daily News

Bob Jurick, The Greater Dayton Conservation Fund

January 14, 2015: Dayton Daily News

Mentors’ support inspires local professional to give back

December 31, 2014: Dayton Daily News

Retired social worker shares lifelong commitment

December 15, 2014: Dayton Daily News

#41 Memorial Fund supports student athletes

November 19, 2014: Dayton Daily News

Community leader shares passion for service, giving

November 5, 2014: Dayton Daily News

Local couple celebrates son’s memory, arts through funds

October 22, 2014: Dayton Daily News

Charity begins in a circle of friends

October 8, 2014: Dayton Daily News

Community leader shares passion for new challenges

September 24, 2014: Dayton Daily News

Planting of 1,000 cherry trees a ‘Thank You’ to community

September 9, 2014: Dayton Daily News

Fund fulfills former Olympic hockey player’s legacy

August 27, 2014: Dayton Daily News

Couple finds hope, friendship through son’s scholarship fund

August 8, 2014: Dayton Daily News

Local entrepreneurs have hearts for community, giving.

July 30, 2014: Dayton Daily News

Blessings inspire veteran to pay it forward

July 16, 2014: Dayton Daily News

Parents keep son’s memory alive, help others through fund

July 2, 2014: Dayton Daily News

Love of work inspires wife to create scholarship

June 18, 2014: Dayton Daily News

Dunwoodie aims to inspire others through art, giving

June 4, 2014: Dayton Daily News

Dr. Gary L. LeRoy grew up in Dayton


The Robert and Helen Harmony Fund
Sending Kids to Camp

Ray Loughman Fund
Donor leaves legacy that will keep giving and helping our region year after year.

Stories from The Dayton Foundation’s 2013-2014 Annual Report
The Dayton Foundation 2014-2015 “I Believe!” Partners speak about how The Dayton Foundation helps them help others in the Greater Dayton Region and beyond.

Stories from The Dayton Foundation’s 2012-2013 Annual Report
The Dayton Foundation 2013-2014 “I Believe!” Partners speak about how The Dayton Foundation helps them help others in the Greater Dayton Region and beyond.

The Pearl A. Dale and Audrey Parker Scholarship Fund
Education Aids Sisters in Overcoming Odds

The Maureen Demers Memorial Fund for the Needy
Donor’s Last Wish Benefits Those in Need

Vaniti Byrd: Failure Was Not an Option for Foundation Scholarship Recipient

Stories from The Dayton Foundation’s 2011-2012 Annual Report
The Dayton Foundation 2012-2013 “I Believe!” Partners speak about how The Dayton Foundation helps them help others in the Greater Dayton Region and beyond.

The Mary and Richard Pryor Fund
Mary and Richard Pryor Fund Carries on Couple’s Legacy of Helping Others

Carole Seymour Memorial Fund and Max May Memorial Holocaust Art & Essay Fund
Endowment Funds Help Donor Perpetuate Wife’s Legacy, Share Family History

A Donor Next Door: Sara Kimmel Lytle

Ray Wright Memorial Scholarship Fund
Love of Work Creates Legacy of Giving

Stories from The Dayton Foundation’s 2010-2011 Annual Report
The Dayton Foundation’s 2011-2012 "I Believe!" Partners speak about how The Dayton Foundation helps them help others in the Greater Dayton Region and beyond.

Mark Andrew Kreusch Memorial Fund
Parents Keep Son’s Memory Alive by Helping Other Children Smile

Stories from The Dayton Foundation’s 2009-2010 Annual Report
The Dayton Foundation donors, including the 2010-2011 "I Believe!" Partners, speak about how The Dayton Foundation helps them help others in the Greater Dayton Region and beyond.

A Tribute to Frederick C. Smith

Peter Osborn Knapp YMCA Camp Kern Scholarship Fund
All Kids Should Experience the Magic of Camp

Stories from The Dayton Foundation’s 2008-2009 Annual Report
Dayton Foundation donors, including the 2009-2010 "I Believe!" Partners, speak about how The Dayton Foundation helps them help others in the Greater Dayton Region and beyond.

Helping Donors Like You Help Others
Here are some examples of people like you who have set up charitable funds through The Dayton Foundation to make a difference in the lives of others.

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

David A. Saidel Merit Scholarship Fund
Scholarship Fund Celebrates Young Life Cut Short

Virginia Bernthal Toulmin
Donor Makes Largest Legacy Gift in Dayton Foundation History

Josephine Schwarz
Performing Artists Bloom in Dayton, Thanks to "Miss Jo’s" Foundation Funds

Harker Family
Give the Gift of Charitable Giving

Dayton-Montgomery County Scholarship Program, Founded by Ruth Richardson, Puts College in Reach of Students

Stories from The Dayton Foundation’s 2007-2008 Annual Report
Dayton Foundation donors, including the 2008-2009 "I Believe!" Partners, speak about how The Dayton Foundation helps them help others in the Greater Dayton Region and beyond.

Stories of The Dayton Foundation 2007-2008 "I Believe!" Partners
The 2007-2008 "I Believe!" Partners speak for all of us in their belief in the Greater Dayton community, its resiliency and its promise.

The Greater Dayton Conservation Fund
Preserving Our Natural Treasures for Future Generations

The Remar Family and John and Cindy Edgar Endowment Fund
Donor Leaves Legacy of Hope for Children

Lura I. McEvoy Fund
"Woman’s" Best Friend Inspires Donor’s Legacy

Trey Melvin
A Young Person’s Personal Crusade to Reach Out to People in Need

John E. "Jack" and Elizabeth Purdy Fund
WWII Flying Ace and Wife Leave Legacy of Love for Dayton

Operation Cherry Tree
Donor plants trees to say "thank you" to the community

For recent news and updates about The Dayton Foundation, read our press releases online.

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File date: 05.06.15

IN HIS WORDS

George Cooper

“If I’ve had any success in my own life, it’s been because somebody helped me along the way. I therefore have a responsibility to do whatever I can to help somebody else. We can’t live in this world alone.”
Read more about George Cooper, founder of the Golden Thirteen Naval Scholarship fund.

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