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4/1/16blog post

$250K grant helps kick off patient tower capital campaign

Special thanks to the Harry A. Toulmin Jr., and Virginia B. Toulmin Fund of The Dayton Foundation for giving a $250,000 grant to transform care at Dayton Children’s Hospital. The grant from the Harry A Toulmin, Jr., and Virginia B. Toulmin Fund of the Dayton Foundation helped pave the way for the launch of the Reaching New Heights capital campaign to support the patient tower project.

“We are truly grateful for the grant from the Harry A. Toulmin, Jr., and Virginia B. Toulmin Fund of The Dayton Foundation,” said Jena Pado, CFRE, chief development officer for Dayton Children’s. “This early leadership gift was an important stamp of approval that inspired others to support the project, however strong community support is necessary to achieve the campaign’s goal.”

“While I never had an opportunity to meet Mrs. Toulmin, I understand she was a nurse, and often traveled on mission trips to help children in underserved areas. We are proud to have the support of a woman who clearly understood the needs of pediatric health care,” says Deborah A. Feldman, president and CEO of Dayton Children’s.

The Dayton Foundation featured Dayton Children’s patient, Emma Becker, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in October 2013, and recently finished her chemotherapy treatments in February, in their spring 2016 Good News article. “While we pray she never has to stay within the walls of the new tower, we know countless other children will come to know them as the place where they were loved, cared for and healed,” Caroline Becker, mother of Emma Becker. “We are beyond fortunate to have such a cutting-edge healthcare facility in Dayton and an entire community that supports it,” said Caroline. Read the full article here.

This grant will go toward helping to ‪#‎transformcare in our new patient tower! Learn more about the grant and how the transformed campus will help care for kids like Caulin Booher, Dayton Children’s ambassador, for generations to come!

Foundation grant helps Dayton Children's reach new heights