March 14, 2016

$500K+ Grant from The Jack W. and Sally D. Eichelberger Foundation to Target Hunger in Dayton Region

Trustees of The Jack W. and Sally D. Eichelberger Foundation of The Dayton Foundation are announcing the award of a major grant totaling up to $525,000 over three years to the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area for the Hall Hunger Initiative. This new initiative, launched by former Congressman and U.S. Ambassador Tony Hall in partnership with the local United Way, will develop a broad based, comprehensive plan to address hunger in Greater Dayton.

“Tony Hall is an internationally recognized leader for his humanitarian work, and the Greater Dayton community is very fortunate to have him working with the United Way to combat the growing issue of hunger in Dayton,” said Neal Zimmers, one of three trustees of the Eichelberger Foundation. “On behalf of the foundation trustees, we are very pleased to make this significant contribution to the Hunger Initiative which we believe is in the best interest of our community at this time.”

Said Tom Maultsby, president and CEO of the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area, “The Eichelberger Foundation grant in support of the Hall Hunger Initiative will help enhance food and nutrition security through a strategic partnership. The benevolence of the foundation will help support broader community planning efforts and plausible solutions, and the grant will significantly enhance our ability to have greater impact.”

The Eichelberger Foundation was established through The Dayton Foundation in 2006 to award grants to local organizations that enhance the education of the legal profession, the arts and the Dayton community. Longtime Dayton attorney and Oakwood resident Jack W. Eichelberger and his wife, Sally, found wealth in real estate investments and elected to leave that wealth after their passing for the benefit of the Dayton community. The fund is advised by attorneys Gary L. Froelich, David C. Greer and Neal F. Zimmers.

Read more about Dayton Foundation grants at work in the community on our Grants in Action page.

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File date: 03.14.16

IN HIS WORDS

Fred Setzer

“Few people understand The Dayton Foundation’s central role in numerous community efforts, including education, The Job Center, the Schuster Center and RiverScape, to name a few. The Dayton Region might look very different were it not for the Foundation and its nearly 3,000 donors and their charitable funds.” – Fred Setzer, Jr., donor and former Governing Board chair

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