Home is where the heart is
For two decades, Larry Klaben has been making a positive impact on the families at the hospital – and the entire Dayton community – with his belief that “family comes first, and both Morris and Dayton Children’s support families.”
60th anniversary celebration with a special gift
A traditional 60th anniversary gift is celebrated with diamonds. But the jewel of choice for Joe and Elaine Bettman was Dayton Children’s. On their 60th wedding anniversary, they made a $1,000 gift to Dayton Children’s to be the inaugural members of the Barney Circle.
TWIGs and the Women’s Board complete the cancer care endowment
Thanks to the passion and energy of two fundraising auxiliaries, the Terrific Women in Giving (TWIGs) and the Women’s Board, we successful raised $2 million to fully fund the pediatric cancer and blood disorders endowment at Dayton Children’s, helping make life a little easier for kids with cancer.
Passed down from generations
Greg Atkinson comes from a long line of family members who love to make kids smile. When Greg Atkinson's father died in 2004 he knew he wanted to honor his father's legacy of supporting Dayton Children's. Greg decided to leave Dayton Children’s in his estate plans to honor his father. Learn more about what this planned gift does for the hospital.
Gift giving has a whole new meaning at The Little Exchange
The Little Exchange, a gift shop in Oakwood, has donated 100 percent of their proceeds to Dayton Children’s for more than 60 years. In 2013, The Little Exchange presented Dayton Children’s with a check for $20,000 to benefit the MeadWestvaco Family Resource Center.
Radiothon raises enough for a new set of wheels for Dayton Children’s
The K99.1FM Cares for Kids Radiothon had one goal in mind – to raise enough money to purchase a transport vehicle for Dayton Children’s. Thanks to the generosity of our community, the 17th annual Radiothon set a new record of $294,901, which is a 46 percent increase over last year's event and enough to purchase a transport vehicle for $160,000!
Bringing Pillow Pets and Smiles
Sydney Copeland is 13 years old and has been inspired to help sick children after she read about Jacob, a boy with cancer who donated Pillow Pets to his local hospital for other patients to enjoy.
TWIGS presents Dayton Children’s with $295,000 at annual meeting.
TWIGS (Terrific Women In Giving), the auxiliary of The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton, presented the hospital with a check for $295,000 finishing in just two years the auxiliary’s 2011 three year pledge of $500,000 for the Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Care Endowment. The check was presented by Debbie Bowers, 2012 auxiliary president, to Dayton Children’s Chairman, Board of Trustees Vishal Soin during the auxiliary’s January 24, 2013 annual meeting at the Presidential Banquet Center in Kettering.
The Little Exchange Donates $12,000 and 12 wagons
During the The Little Exchange Annual Meeting on August 31, 2011, Board President Nancy Rambasek presented a check for $12,000 to The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton for continuing support of the Family Resource Center at the hospital. Along with the check, 12 wagons were donated by the volunteers of the Little Exchange to help with transporting patients around the medical center.
Chris Phillips' Wins Big Bet
Chris Phillips, on a bet with his physical therapist, learned how to walk with crutches. He won big dividends for taking on the challenge.