Donor Stories

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

The Robert and Helen Harmony Fund
Sending Kids to Camp.




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Ray Loughman Fund
Donor Leaves Legacy that Will Keep Giving and Helping Our Region Year after Year.



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




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




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Vanita Byrd
Failure Was Not an Option for Foundation Scholarship Recipient



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


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




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



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



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




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Gladys Turner-Finney
A Lifelong Committment to Advocacy




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




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



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




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Operation Cherry Tree
Donor Plants Trees to Say “Thank You” to the Community




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File date: 07.02.15

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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