Announcing the 2016 winners of grants from the Dayton Mayor’s Fund! Four community projects will receive $500 each from the Mayor’s Fund, set up to celebrate the culture, creativity and diversity of Dayton neighborhoods.
This is the second year the Mayor’s Fund (administered by The Dayton Foundation) has been able to highlight and support culture and arts programming in our neighborhoods. We support the continued efforts of these organizations as they strive to make the community a better place for us all — I am excited to see how these 2016 projects promote the City’s goals of unity and cultural diversity.
This year’s funded projects are:
– African American Visual Artists Guild (AAVAG): Exposition Through Art. A new, ongoing program that gives homage to ideas, places and facts that have built and are building positive cultural perspectives for coming generations of African-Americans.
– McCook Field Neighborhood: Summer Reading Under the Winnie The Pooh Tree. A summer reading program that includes sending books home with the children.
– Twin Towers Neighborhood Association: The East Dayton Easter Egg Hunt. A spring activity that includes entertainment, food and cultural crafts, and of course an Easter egg hunt.
– University Row Neighborhood Association: University Row Tour of Homes. A community event promoting effective means of renovation and beautification, as well as sharing best practices for decorating, renovating, and home repair.
A big thanks to selection committee—an outstanding group community volunteers, as well as the private contributors to the Mayor’s Fund, who make this program possible.
Friends of Nan Whaley, Mark Owens, Treasurer, 443 E. 6th Street, Dayton, OH 45402