June 30, 2011

The Dayton Foundation Wins Three Awards for Outstanding Video Production

The Dayton Foundation recently has received three awards for outstanding achievement in video production for its video, A Community Is Defined by the Passion of Its People: Stories of Caring & Commitment. Created especially for The Dayton Foundation’s 2010 Biennial Meeting, the video shares six inspirational stories that illustrate how the Foundation is helping people to help others in our community. The film demonstrates the power of commitment and community through philanthropy and volunteerism.

The Dayton Foundation received a Gold Award in the 2011 Hermes Creative Award competition and a 2011 Award of Distinction in the Videographer Awards competition. Both international awards programs are administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals.

The Foundation also received a Bronze Award, the second-highest honor, in the 32nd annual Telly Awards competition, which is judged by a panel of more than 500 industry professionals, each of whom is a past Silver Telly winner, the program’s highest honor. The award recognizes outstanding video and film production, as well as local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, and web commercials, videos and films.

More than 4,400 entries were received for the Hermes Creative Awards competition, 1,800 entries for the Videographer Awards and 13,000 entries for the Telly Awards. Only the top entries, which were judged to exceed industry standards, were selected to receive awards in their respective competitions.

"The video’s message and the stories told in the production represent the Foundation’s mission of helping people and organizations to help others," said Michael M. Parks, president of The Dayton "We are honored to be recognized for this effort."

To view the video online, click here.

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 donor' charitable funds, and provides grants and leadership to grow philanthropy and help meet present and future community needs.

Learn more about The Dayton Foundation’s discretionary grantmaking process.

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Jane Dunwoodie

“The arts inspire people and give them a way to express what is important to them. It’s reasurring to know that The Dayton Foundation has its ear to the ground and will have the flexibility to support the efforts with the greatest impact on the arts long after we're gone.” – Leona and Jane Dunwoodie, Dayton Foundation donors since 1999

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