Dayton, Ohio. 45409
Organization Contact Details
Amount: Amount requested or, if approved, the amount to be funded.
Status: Pending (P), Declined (D), Approved (A)
1) Mr. and Mrs. W. Anthony Huffman (I) $35,000 A
2) Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Laing, Jr. (I) $20,000 A
3) The Berry Family Foundation (F) $200,000 A
4) The Mary H. Kittredge Fund at The Dayton Foundation (F) $25,000 A
5) Heidelburg Distributing Company (C) $25,000 A
6) The Wright Brothers Family Foundation (F) $50,000 A
7) Harry A. Toulmin and Virginia B. Toulmin Fund of The Dayton Foundation (F) $50,000 A
8) The Jack W. and Sally D. Eichelberger Foundation of The Dayton Foundation (F) $150,000 A
9) Phil and Jean Wagner Family Fund of The Dayton Foundation (F) $30,000 A
10) The Schiewetz Foundation (F) $300,000 A
11) The James M. Cox Foundation (F) $1,000,000 A
12) The Fred M. Luther Charitable Trust (F) $100,000 A
13) Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pohl (I) $20,000 A
14) Mr. Sean O’Regan (I) $10,000 A
15) The Dayton Hydraulic Co. (C) $10,000 A
16) Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Berner (I) $15,000 A
17) Charles and Ann Simms (I) $10,000 A
18) Mrs. Beverly W. Parker (I) $10,000 A
19) Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Nevin (I) $15,000 A
20) Mr. Frederick W. Schantz (I) $10,000 A
21) Mr. and Mrs. William L. Gunlock (I) $10,000 A
22) Mrs. Harry Shaw (I) $15,000 A
23) Stephen and Mary Birch Foundation (F) $50,000 P
24) Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation (F) $20,000 D
25) George B. Quatman Foundation (F) $25,000 P
26) Dayton Area Bar Association Foundation (F) $25,000 D
27) Mrs. Judy D. McCormick (I) $5,000 A
28) Armotte Boyer Charitable Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee (I) $7,500 A
29) Lloyd O’Hara Trust (I) $2,000 A
30) Sara E. Woodhull Charitable Fund of The Dayton Foundation (I) $1,000 A
31) Philip & Pamela Black Family Foundation (F) $1,000 A
32) William and Sonnie Kasch Fund of The Dayton Foundation (I) $3,000 A
33) F. A. Requarth Co. (C) $2,500 A
Founded in 1841, Woodland was one of the nation’s first rural garden cemeteries that was not connected to a church or place of worship. It is a unique cultural, botanical and educational resource in the heart of Dayton.
With over 109,000 souls entrusted to its care, it is the final resting place of many of Dayton’s most distinguished residents including the Wright Brothers, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Charles Kettering, Gov. James M. Cox, John H. Patterson, Col. Edward A. Deeds, Erma Bombeck and so many more.
The Richardsonian Romanesque Gateway, Chapel and Office are on the National Register of Historic Places and the cemetery itself has been designated as a Historic District by the United States Department of the Interior.
The certified Level II Arboretum is among the foremost green spaces in Ohio with over 200 acres adorned with 3,000 trees including ten current or former State Champion trees as recognized by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry.
The cemetery and its outreach programs provided to over 5,000 attendees, 200+ educational programs in the form of tours and presentations on and off the grounds. An estimated 8 – 10,000 visitors pass through the gates over the course of the Memorial Day holiday weekend; The Ohio Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) hosts seasonal monthly programs at Woodland for industry leaders and we have partnered in the community with many organizations including: The Aviation Trail, Inc., The National Aviation Heritage Area, Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park, Dayton Metro Library, University of Dayton Osher’s Lifelong Learning Institute, Wright State University Sociology and Anthropology Department and Sinclair Community College.
And most importantly, Woodland is still a very active operating cemetery, assisting approximately 1,600 families annually with burial and cremation services. Sufficient undeveloped land is available to accommodate more than 50,000 future burials, equating to 100 years of remaining active operation. Thereafter, Woodland will be endowed permanently as a historic site, passive cemetery, and green area, open to all who seek serenity, beauty and history.
Restoring the Chapel, Admin Building and Front Gates allows all visitors to Woodland to appreciate the historic value that Woodland brings to the community and the history of one of the oldest cemeteries in the City of Dayton.
Success will be determined when the restored Chapel hosts its first funeral service, social, educational and community event inside its historic walls.