Giving Back to Our Community...
From July 2018 through June 2019, discretionay grants totaling $8,122.28 were awarded by the The Vandalia Butler Foundation Board of Trustees for the benefit of our community.
In 2016, the Vandalia-Butler Foundation awarded $1,000 in grant funding to the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery in support of the “Dayton Regional Science Festival.”
Sightless Children Club
In 2016, the Vandalia-Butler Foundation awarded $250 in grant funding to the Sightless Children Club, Inc. for the Racing for a Vision 5K event. As a result of the grant funding, each blind and visually impaired child and/or adult who entered the race was given an award for their special efforts. The Racing for a Vision 5K was held to promote community awareness of the Sightless Children Club.
Butler High School After Prom Event
In 2016, the Vandalia-Butler Foundation awarded $500 to the Butler High School After Prom Event.
Vandalia Farmers Market
In 2015 and 2016, the Vandalia-Butler Foundation supported the Vandalia Farmers Market with grant awards.
Vandalia Senior Center Art Program
In 2015, the Vandalia-Butler Foundation awarded over $600 in grant funding to the City of Vandalia for the Senior Center Art Program. The grant was used to fund four, 2-hour art classes taught by experienced artists for participants at the Senior Center.
Vandalia Community Farmers Market
In 2014, the Vandalia-Butler Foundation awarded $700 in grant funding to the Vandalia Community Farmers Market.
Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm's READS Program
In 2014, the Vandalia-Butler Foundation recently awarded $800 in grant funding to Helke Elementary School to provide transportation for 20 third graders who are participating in the Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm's READS (Resources of Earth and Agriculture Discovered and Shared) Program that encourages reading by involving students in hands-on science activities.
The Vandalia-Butler Foundation Board of Trustees is proud to unveil its new logo after conducting a contest late last year.
The winning entry was designed by former Vandalia resident Alex Penny who is currently studying Visual Communications at Sinclair Community College.
“I wanted to create a logo that reflects the Vandalia-Butler Foundation’s love for giving back to the community,” said Penny. “In the logo design, I reflected this by featuring arms reaching out to help our community.”
Penny was recognized at the Vandalia-Butler Foundation’s Board of Trustees Meeting on April 16, 2015 and was awarded the $100 prize.
“As we celebrate our 30th anniversary of serving the Vandalia-Butler community, it is fitting to update our look to reflect our continued efforts of growing our community together,” said Vandalia-Butler Foundation Board of Trustees President Constance R. Woods, CPA. “We are grateful to all of the logo contest participants.”
The Vandalia-Butler Foundation and its funds are components of the Dayton Foundation. Leadership for the Vandalia-Butler Foundation rests in our own community, while fiscal oversight of our funds is maintained by the Dayton Foundation, which serves the Dayton/Miami Valley area. This partnership allows for the Vandalia-Butler community to benefit from local leadership and profit from resources pooled with others for investment growth.
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