April 14, 2011

The Dayton Foundation Names New Governing Board Members

The Dayton Foundation has named J. Norman Eckstein and Ratna Palakodeti, M.D., FAAFP, to its Governing Board, which provides stewardship for the Foundation and its charitable activities.

J. Norman Eckstein is a principal of Brower Insurance Agency, LLC., and is a former insurance instructor for the University of Dayton and Sinclair Community College. A native of Dayton, Eckstein currently serves on the boards of Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley and the YMCA of Greater Dayton, where he also is a past chairman. He also has served on the Board of Directors for The Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers, including three years on its Executive Committee. He previously has served as a board member for St. Joseph Children’s Treatment Center and as a president and board member of Jaycee Towers.

Ratna Palakodeti, M.D., FAAFP, is a family physician for First Care Family Medical in Beavercreek and medical director for First Care After Hours, as well as clinical assistant professor of Family Medicine at Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine.

Palakodeti serves on the Board of Trustees for The Hospice of Dayton, Inc., is emeritus trustee for the Miami Valley Hospital Foundation, vice president of the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians and an executive committee member of the Miami Valley Academy of Family Physicians (MVAFP). He also is a recipient of the MVAFP Physician of the Year Award in 2008 and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Eckstein will serve a five-year term, in addition to completing the remaining two-year term of an outgoing Governing Board member. Palakodeti will serve a five-year term.

For 90 years The Dayton Foundation has been helping people help others in Greater Dayton 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.

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File date: 9.17.14


Carol Hinton

“Because my family has been blessed in many ways, I want to teach my children how to use our blessings to touch the lives of others.” – Carol Hinton, donor, on the Edward Taft, Jr., and Carol J. Hinton Family Fund

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