Ohio Arts Council Awards Presentation ...

The Dater Foundation and eight other organizations and individuals were honored May 10 in a virtual event by the Ohio Arts Council with the presentation of a 2020 Governor’s Award.   View the hour-long program at the YouTube link below.  The four-and-a-half minute Dater Foundation segment begins at 43:18. 

•  Ohio Channel YouTube link: https://youtu.be/nvPFEyZNk8s

The program included remarks by Gov. Mike DeWine and a video interview with each award winner.  Dater Foundation board member Amanda Lenhart was featured along with D. Lynn Meyers, Producing Artistic Director of Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, which nominated the Foundation for the Arts Patron Award.

 Read more about the award ... click here.

The Charles H. Dater Foundation was founded in 1985 and makes grants to non-profit organizations in the Greater Cincinnati area to carry out projects that benefit young people and focus in the areas of arts/culture, education, healthcare, social services and other community needs.  The Foundation does not operate programs, but makes grants to private, non-profit organizations and public agencies for their programs and projects.  

The Foundation has made over 3,300 grants totaling more than $58 million.  Established to ensure that funding for worthwhile community programs would continue after his death, the Foundation preserves the memory and philanthropic commitment of Charles H. Dater (1912-1993) and his ancestors, whose hard work and business acumen over four generations provided them with the opportunity to share their success with their community. The Foundation has no full time staff and is guided by an active Board of Directors which meets monthly.  

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