In the late 1980’s, Dayton fundraising leaders, including Dave Foubert, Russ Raker, Eric Winston and George Mongon, came together with a common interest – to find a local group of fundraisers who can come together to share common fundraising challenges or share educational opportunities. The chapter was formally chartered in 1988 and elected their first chapter president, Russ Raker, ACFRE. In 1989, the chapter celebrated its first National Philanthropy Day honoring The Charles F. Kettering Family as Outstanding Philanthropist and Carol Bauer, S.C. as Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser. In 2008, the Miami Valley Chapter changed its name to the Greater Dayton Region Chapter. Today, there are over 120 local members of the chapter committed to upholding the ethical standards of the fundraising profession.
Continuing the tradition, National Philanthropy Day (NPD) promotes philanthropy and recognize individuals, organizations and businesses that are inspiring change through their significant impact on nonprofit organizations. Each day, generous benefactors and volunteers make a difference to people across a spectrum of nonprofit organizations from the arts to education to social services and everything in between.
The National Philanthropy Day Luncheon will be held on this year on Tuesday, November 15th. All nonprofit organizations have the opportunity to participate in our Honoree process by recognizing donors, volunteers and special friends who have made a truly exceptional impact.
Nominations are now being accepted online:
Nominations will be accepted until July 10, 2016.