DPAA Endowment Campaign

As part of a new promise to engage every citizen in the power of music and dance, the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is seeking to exceed $15 million in our endowment, with both cash and new planned gift commitments. This endowment fundraising initiative, One Dayton. One Alliance, is a vital element in the advancement of a bold reimagining of the performing arts in Dayton through innovative programming and dynamic education opportunities.

We are calling on the Dayton community to help us reach our goal so we can ensure that innovative programming, dynamic educational opportunities, and live performances continue. To date, we’ve raised $12 million of the $15 million goal. We need your to help take us to the finish line!

Why does the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Matter to Dayton?

1. We Engage our Community, on the Stage and across the Region.
The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is the largest performing arts organization in the Miami Valley. We offer over 80 Philharmonic, Ballet and Opera performances each year, including exciting offerings such as our Family Series, Recital Series, Rockin’ Orchestra, SuperPops and free community events. We provide over 90,000 people each year with live performances and broadcast to over 800,000 through radio partnerships.

With the extent of our programs and performances, we reach all 1.4 million people in the Miami Valley. The economic influence of our presence in the Dayton region results in local spending of over $12 million, generating over $1.3 million in tax revenue. Your support of the arts directly affects the economic prosperity and viability of the Miami Valley. With the arts, Dayton is richer both culturally and economically.

2. We Help Build Strong Citizens through Arts Education.
Meeting critical needs of our community through education and outreach fosters an appreciation for the arts and makes our community stronger. As school music programs face budget cutbacks and shortfalls, the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance helps fill the void by providing arts education to over 150 schools and 65,000 students in the 14 counties surrounding Dayton.

3. We Help Attract and Retain Employees in Dayton.
In order to succeed, Dayton employers must attract and retain the best and brightest workers of today and tomorrow. We provide a bedrock of culture and activity that serves an employer’s ability to attract and retain those valuable employees and their families.

To reach our goal of sustaining the arts in the Dayton region, we need the help of each donor, subscriber and patron of the arts. Please help us raise the last 20% needed to reach the goal of $15 million. Take a moment to review the enclosed donation form, or go online at www.daytonperformingarts.org/endowment – and then take action! Your gift today will keep the performing arts alive and thriving in Dayton.

 A Message from Allison Janney, Honorary Chair

John and Kathy Beran, Co-Chairs
Allison Janney, Honorary Chair
Tom Bankston
Wray Blattner
Karen Burke
Karen Crim
Neal Gittleman
Barbara O’Hara
Milt Ross
Carleen Suttman


Dr. Ron Anderson and Mr. Robb Sloan-Anderson
Mary Arnett-Sparks
Thomas and Frances Bankston
John and Kathy Beran
Tom and Babs Bettcher
Wray and Elizabeth Blattner
Vicki and Ray Braun
Ingrid Brown and Troy Tyner
Dermot and Karen Burke
Thomas and Joan Burkhardt
Prof. William Henry Caldwell
Jessica Hung and John Calligan
Wendy B. Campbell
Beverly and David Crusey
Allyson and John Danis
Dan and Anne Davis
Jeremy and Jennifer Davit
Joan and Dick DeLon
Dr. Charles and Patricia Demirjian
Janet and Vernon Fernandes
Larry Forman
Neal Gittleman and Lisa Fry
Ross and Rachel Goodspeed
Sharon Davis Gratto and Pete Gratto
Deborah Gross
Jonas and Susan Gruenberg
Denise and Rip Hale
Charles Hardwick
Rol and Jennifer Harrison
Jon and Marge Hazelton
Paul Helfrich
Catherine and Stephen Hone
Dr. and Mrs. Edward N. Hughes
Margarete and Craig Jennings
Dan Kennedy
R. Alan Kimbrough
Mr. Jeffrey L. Klopfstein and Mrs. Jean Love
Gene Kurtz and Jan Culver
Deborah and Dennis Lieberman
Cheryl and Franklin Lewis
Bill and Wanda Lukens
Mike and Christy Manchester
Michael Martin
Judy D. McCormick
Stephen and Ellen McHugh
Dale and Karen Medford
Dr. Jeffrey and Mrs. Susan Mikutis
Mary Beth and Muni Natarajan
Barbara N. O’Hara
Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Rankin
Jim and Ellen Ratti
Paul and Joann Ringer
Milt and Dawn Ross
Matthew J. Scarr
Linda and Miles Schmidt
Bill and Dianne Schneider
Haley-Sibbing Family
Thomas F. Skelley and Sharon Lindquist-Skelley
The Soin Family
Robert and Carleen Suttman
Gil and Pat Templeton
Edward and Tracey Tomme
Peter and Patricia Torvik
Cynthia and Bill Uhl
Katrina L. Wahl
Teri Warwick
Paul and Susanne Weaver
Frank Winslow and Carol Warner
Penny and Bill Wolff
Judith Woll, M.D. Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton Foundation
Walt and Marcia Wood
Karen and Keith Wright

The Charles D. Berry Foundation
The Berry Family Foundation
Crosby-Lukens Fund
The Mary H. Kittredge Fund of The Dayton Foundation
Harry A. Toulmin, Jr. and Virginia B. Toulmin Fund of the Dayton Foundation
The Schiewetz Foundation, Inc.
The Jackie Lockwood Trust
The Beverly E. Cowden Opera Endowment Fund
The Kettering Fund

For more information about how to donate to Dayton Performing Arts Alliance’s endowment, please contact Michael Sieveking at 937.535.5459.