November 30, 2016

The Dayton Foundation Announces Request for Proposals and Fellow Opportunities for Del Mar Encore Fellows Initiative

The Dayton Foundation is soliciting proposals from Greater Dayton not-for-profit organizations interested in hosting one of five Del Mar Encore Fellows to help advance a mission-focused initiative. Announced earlier this fall, the Del Mar Encore Fellows Initiative is a three-year pilot to connect older adults who can help tackle community projects addressing social issues, such as poverty, health, education or human services.

Proposed nonprofit initiatives must address an identified community need, create systemic change, outline opportunities for collaborations and have identified funding, among other criteria. Fellows are not meant to support on-going operational goals.

Additionally, the Foundation is seeking individuals to serve as Fellows and be matched with one of the selected nonprofit initiatives. Individuals must be retired or career transitioning older adults, who have professional, management or executive-level experience. Fellows also will be encouraged to engage other older adults as volunteers in these efforts.

Five, one-year renewable fellowship commitments are available with part-time hours, ranging from 20 to 32 hours per week. Fellows will be contract employees of The Dayton Foundation, each receiving a $25,000 stipend, and housed at the selected nonprofits’ facilities.

Organizations applying for a Del Mar Encore Fellow must submit a Request for Proposal by 5 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Individuals interested in applying to be a Fellow should send a resume with a brief cover letter. Both RFPs and resumes should be sent to Jeanne Holihan, Senior Encore Fellow, at a href=" Del Mar Encore">, or by mail to The Dayton Foundation, 40 N. Main Street, Suite 500, Dayton, Ohio, 45423.

The Del Mar Encore Fellows Initiative was made possible by a $1 million gift from Del Mar Healthcare and its DMH-Fund of The Dayton Foundation.

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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 more than 3,500 donors and their charitable funds.” – Fred Setzer, Jr., donor and former Governing Board chair

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