Dayton Children's Foundation

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John Slaughenhaupt, foundation board chair with his wife and two daughters John Slaughenhaupt, foundation board chair with his wife and two daughters

Dayton Children’s Foundation Board allocates donated funds every year for programs, research, advocacy and technology to benefit patients and support the mission of our hospital. The role of the Foundation Board is to help ensure the hospital has the resources it needs to provide the very best care for our children.

Currently chaired by John Slaughenhaupt, the 15-member Foundation Board of Trustees accepts outright endowment gifts, estate gifts and bequests specifically designated to Dayton Children's. Members of the investment committee oversee the investments of gifts in order to manage the funds' assets effectively and prudently.

On an annual basis, the Dayton Children's Foundation spends three percent of the market value of its investments on priority programs that benefit as many of Dayton Children's patients as possible. The Foundation does not accept independent or outside proposals for consideration.

This past year the Foundation Board approved $1,736,500 million to fund physician endowed chairs, pediatric specialist start-up funds, and technology-dependent children's supplies and support.

Foundation Board of Trustees

  • Officers
    • John Slaughenhaupt, Chair (2011 - present)
    • Patti Schear, Vice Chair
    • John Mac Ritchie, Treasurer
    • John Ey, Secretary


  • Members
    • Deborah Feldman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dayton Children's
    • Daniel W. Dittman, Jr, CPA, CFP(R), CLU, Wealth Management Advisor,                  Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
    • John W. Ey, President, Radiology Business Managers, Inc.
    • Robert J. Fink, MD, Director of Pulmonary Medicine, Dayton Children's
    • Vicki S. Giambrone, VP, Strategic Partnerships &                                                         Chief Business Development Officer, Dayton Children's
    • Lisa Harlan, Community Leader
    • Helen Jones-Kelley, Executive Director, Montgomery County ADAMHS board
    • Anthony R. Kenney, Chief Executive Officer, Speedway SuperAmerica, LLC
    • John A. Mac Ritchie, VP, Wells Fargo Bank, NA
    • Kevin McDonald, SVP and Trust Officer, Key Private Bank
    • Cameron M. McGregor, MSN, RN, McGregor Consulting Group, LLC
    • David T. Miller, VP and Chief Financial Officer, Dayton Children's
    • Sandra K. Pierce, CPA, CFP, VP, Parker Carlson & Johnson
    • Jenni Roer, Executive Director, The Frank M. Tait Foundation
    • Patti Schear, Community Leader
    • John Slaughenhaupt, Owner, Milano's Atlantic City Submarines
    • Ruth C. Mead, chair emeritus


More Information

  • Dayton Children's is proud to be a Children's Miracle Network Hospital.

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Upcoming Events

Dayton Children’s cordially invites you to attend our upcoming state-wide pediatric trauma symposium. The symposium will be held at the Wyndham Hotel, Miamisburg, OH on April 25, 2014.

Get your family started on a healthy lifestyle

Join the Beavercreek TWIG groups 11, 17, and 22 for the annual spring luncheon, Run for the Roses, on April 26, 2014 at the Beavercreek Golf Club.

Wally Bear and family friendly 1 or 5 mile walk

The 5th Annual Putting Fore Kids Golf Outing sponsored by Moraine Walmart takes place at Pipestone Golf Course on May 15th, 2014 and will benefit Dayton Children's Hospital.

The Gem City Throwbacks Baseball Organization has teamed up with Vs. Cancer Foundation to raise money for Dayton Children's Cancer Center and pediatric cancer research during the Throwbacks' Vs. Cancer Tournament May 17-18, 2014.

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