“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world: indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” ― Margaret Mead

Donor Level $100,000+

Kettering Family Philanthropies

The Kettering Family Foundation was founded by Charles’ son Eugene W. Kettering and his wife Virginia W. Kettering in 1956. Its assets support a broad range of charitable activities of interest to the Board of Trustees composed of Kettering Family members.


The Jesse and Caryl Philips Foundation

“I've seen many parts of the world,” Caryl Philips said. “It's wonderful to travel, but also heartbreaking to see what's happening to our earth. It can't support the population explosion we're experiencing. We need to be more responsible. Animals are so helpless and dependent upon us to do the right thing. When they're gone, they're gone. Future generations may never get to see what we have.”


Tracy H. & Irvin G. Bieser, Jr

The thread of history runs through the Bieser family. Intertwined with a passion for arts and the environment, the thread links generations of the families of Tracy and Irvin G. Bieser, Jr.


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Donor Level $50,000+

White Allen Family Dealerships

Here at White-Allen Family Companies, it is our mission to be the automotive home of drivers in the Dayton, OH area. We provide a vast selection of new and used vehicles, exceptional car care and customer service with a smile!

The Berry Family Foundation

Berry Family Foundation Core Beliefs:

We believe in our country’s core principles.

We believe free enterprise will always be the keystone of who America was, is and will be.

We believe entrepreneurialism should be encouraged and supported.

We believe in the encouragement of personal goals, growth and responsibility.

Charles D Berry

He has been heavily involved, supporting many community charities and managing the day-to-day tasks of corporate support in the Dayton area. He is a graduate of Kettering High School and Sinclair Community College. Chuck has served on the Board of Dayton Public Radio, URS, and The Berry Foundation.

DP&L Foundation Now AES Ohio Foundation

Our foundation continues to be the largest corporate foundation in the Miami Valley where every dollar is distributed locally. Our foundation invests in partners and programs that create a vibrant and diverse culture in the Miami Valley.

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” — Mahatma Gandhi

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." ― Winston Churchill


CareSource Foundation

Center Point Energy

Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District


City of Dayton Department of Water


Caryl D. Philips

The Estate of Mrs. Joyce C. Young

Junior League of Dayton

Everett C. and Margie Mack Yowell Endowment Fund
Cox Media Group Ohio
Wells Fargo Foundation
Montgomery County Solid Waste District
Dayton Metro Library
Wells Fargo Ohio Regional Commercial Banking Group
The Dayton Foundation
Rieck Services

In-Kind Donations

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery’s educational programs, events, and exhibits would not be possible without generous support from local companies and members of our community. From bringing unique STEM experiences to classrooms across southwestern Ohio to sparking the curiosity of thousands of guests that attend the Museum each year, our donors and sponsors provide critical funds that create these special moments.

The Boonshoft Museum works with a myriad of different companies, organizations, and individuals to create a plan that maximizes their sponsorship investment while reaching their philanthropic and marketing goals.  

Sponsorship of Dayton Society of Natural History’s programs, special events, and exhibits can include extensive recognition through print and media campaigns, naming rights, complimentary Memberships, private access to the Museum for after-hours use, and much more.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please email externalrelations@boonshoftmuseum.org 

or call 937.275.7431 x117.



Catherine Bieser Black Fund

Timothy G. and Jeannie L. Rice



Dayton Rotary Club Foundation

Greenview Board of Education

Gregory and Mindy Hoffbauer

Harry S. Price Jr., Family Fund

Jeff and Laynae Meyer

LADD Distribution, a TE Connectivity Corp

Nora Stang

Pamela Houk

Rachel and Ross Goodspeed

Sherry Tschudin

Reynolds & Reynolds

Terry and Lindsey Posey

The John E. & Jean M. Coleman Fund



2J Supply

Arizona State University

Brady Ware Inc.

Brixey & Meyer

CareSource Foundation

Charlie C. Wright and Ashley Wenthaiser

Christopher Wyse

Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A.

Dayton Children's Hospital

Debra and Greg Trimbach

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Donna Milam and Julie Crompton

Henry Otto Fund

Jason and Neteiea Trimbach

Jonathan Strawsburg


Lawrence and Lisa Trimbach

Levin Porter Architects


Marsh & McLennan Agency

McKay Featherstone

Michael and Annette Stemen

Montgomery County ESC

Mr. James M. Heilman, III

Mr. William T. Mooney

Preschool Promise

Ron and Pam Clericus

Rick & Jane Schwartz Fund

Steven & Jacqueline Miller

The City of Dayton

Thompson Hine LLP

Tracey and Edward Tomme

Wave’s Raditattoo Me

Wells Fargo Ohio Regional Commercial Banking Group

Westendorf, Mauch, Ross, & Westendorf CPAs

John B. Greene Society

Carissa & Andrew Ross

Carol & Richard Lundin

Caryl D. Philips

Dawn Kirchner

Doug Hahn and Melody Goodwin

Gregory and Mindy Hoffbrauer

Janet & David Wirth

Jeff & Jessica Stickel

John & Mary Wolf

Michael and Annette Stemen

Michael Houser

Michael Westendorf

Neteiea and Jason Trimbach

Nora Stang

Pat & David McDonald

R. Douglas and Kathleen Trochelman

Rick & Ruth Wolfe

Ron and Pam Clericus

Terry and Lindsey Posey

Timothy and Nancy Houtz

Timothy and Jeannie Rice

Timothy Kambitsch & Julie Beall

Tracy Bieser

Tracey and Edward Tomme

Walter Jones & Cheryl Rash Jones

Houser, Inc.

Yasmeen & Amol Soin