March 17, 2011

The Dayton Foundation Wins International Awards for Outstanding Communications

For the eighth consecutive year, The Dayton Foundation has been named an award winner for excellence in communications by the international Wilmer Shields Rich Awards Program. Sponsored by the Council on Foundations, the premiere professional organization for all foundations in the U.S. and abroad, this international awards program recognizes effective communications efforts to increase public awareness of foundations and corporate giving programs.

The Dayton Foundation received two 2011 Bronze Awards, one in the special reports category for The Dayton Foundation’s "We help you help others℠ " 2009-2010 Report to the Community and the second award in the magazine and periodicals category for Good News, the Foundation’s general newsletter. The Dayton Foundation competed against entrants from the largest of the community foundations across the United States and also those from abroad (community foundations over $250 million in assets). The awards will be presented next month at the Council on Foundations' 62nd Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA.

"The Foundation is honored to once again receive international recognition for excellence in communications," said Michael M. Parks, president of The Dayton Foundation. "Effective communications are vital to the Foundation’s goals of helping our constituents to help others and of providing public accountability."

For 90 years The Dayton Foundation has been helping people help others in the Dayton community and beyond. The Dayton Foundation helps donors find the best and most tax-wise ways to achieve their charitable objectives, invests and manages donors' charitable funds, and provides grants and leadership to grow philanthropy and help meet present and future community needs. More information about The Dayton Foundation and its services is available at

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Tom Pearson

“I've traveled the world and seen how natural resources have been abused and neglected. My Dayton Foundation endowment fund will help me to support organizations that will protect and improve the Miami Valley’s environment and wildlife habitats for future generations.” – Tom Pearson, a Dayton Foundation donor since 1996

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