The Miami Valley Ohio Chapter 2022 Humanitarian of the Year Award

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2022 Miami Valley Ohio Chapter

HUMANITARIANS OF THE YEAR AWARD Honoring

The Dayton Dragons Presented by

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LETTER FROM

Lynne Gump, Executive Director

Welcome to the Miami Valley Ohio Chapter’s Humanitarian of the Year Award Ceremony. I am honored to be able to bestow our inaugural award to the Dayton Dragon organization. This team of players and the men and woman who manage the organization are an asset not only to their team, but to our community as well. As an Executive Director with our organization, I see firsthand the impact of the work of our volunteers as they deliver the mission of the American Red Cross. I have never been prouder of our volunteers. The ease and flexibility of how our volunteers have adapted to the service delivery changes and precautions that the Covid pandemic has caused is simply amazing. At no time, did we stop collecting life-saving blood in our community, but in fact, discovered new and diverse blood sponsors that could step in when needed. Our volunteers still responded to every request of the those affected by disaster, like a family fire, perhaps without our signature hug, but still with the warmth and comfort that these volunteers are known for both here in the Miami Valley and across the country. We continued to serve our military and their families, not only providing emergency communications, but volunteers sewed hundreds and hundreds of masks when none were available, helping veterans at the Dayton VA maintain Covid precautions. Preparedness volunteers stepped up to learn the technology, to be able to deliver the Pillowcase Project to third thru fifth graders. It has been an unprecedented time for the American Red Cross. As you hear about the wonderful work that the Dayton Dragons has done in our community, I encourage you to think about how your company or organization can help the Miami Valley a better place to live, work and play. We are honored to partner with many, enabling the American Red Cross to better serve our clients and to reach more people.

Lynne Gump Executive Director American Red Cross, Miami Valley Chapter Serving Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Hardin, Logan, Madison, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby Counties

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LETTER FROM

Michael Smith, Board Chair

It is my privilege to serve as the Board Chair and long-time volunteer of the American Red Cross Miami Valley Ohio Chapter. On behalf of all the members of the Board, our staff, volunteers and our community, I’d like to congratulate the Dayton Dragons on this our Chapter’s inaugural award. Today, we acknowledge the immense contributions of an organization who stepped up to the plate and elevated their game help us better serve our community. In my role as the Chair of the local chapter board and as a lifelong resident of this community, I have witnessed, year after year, the incredible work being done by the Red Cross every day. Responding to home fires, natural disasters both local and across the nation, providing services to our military families, and all while dealing with the challenges of a continuing pandemic. We serve better as a team and we are most fortunate to have such wonderful community partners who are as committed to our ideals and mission as we are. I am so excited for this celebration, the inaugural Humanitarian of the Year Award, presented by Cincinnati Bell. I am impressed by the unwavering commitment of the Dayton Dragons to our community and how they and their organization also managed the uncertainties of a most challenging year! Thank you, for all you have done and continue to do to make our area a great place, to work, live and play.

Michael Smith Board Chair American Red Cross, Miami Valley Chapter Serving Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Hardin, Logan, Madison, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby Counties

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American Red Cross and Cincinnati Bell

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The Dayton Dragons Program Humanitarianism Welcome Jason Praeter President/General Manager-Entertainment and Communications, Cincinnati Bell

Emcee John Seibel 2News WDTN

The American Red Cross Mission Stephanie Byrd Chief Executive Officer, Central & Southern Ohio Region, American Red Cross

Lynne Gump Executive Director, Miami Valley Ohio Chapter, American Red Cross

Dayton Dragons Fabric of the Community Award Presentation Mike Smith Board Chair, Miami Valley Ohio Chapter, American Red Cross

2022 Humanitarians of the Year: Dayton Dragons Brandy Guinaugh Vice President & Assistant General Manager

Closing Remarks

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Many Thanks to the individuals who contributed to this program

Dayton Dragons Tribute Karen Carter Vice President of Development, Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter

Beth Hanes

5th Grade Teacher, LT Ball Intermediate School

Chris Heisy Former Cincinnati REDS Player

Jeffrey R. Schiavone Executive Director, Miami Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America

Laura Tomko

5th Grade Teacher, Carlisle Local School District

American Red Cross Mission Jean Cline Disaster Program Manager, Miami Valley Chapter, American Red Cross

Louise Fenwick Certified Pharmacy Technician, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Thomas (Lee) Harris

PE, City Engineer, City of Fairborn

Chief Jeff Lykins

Director and Chief, Dayton Fire Department

Lt. Colonel Minott Gaillard USAF, Ret., Red Cross Volunteer

Wendy Yarbrough Regional Donor Services Executive, Central & Southern Ohio Region, American Red Cross

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Many Thanks to our sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Dragons Sponsor

Care Source

Slugger Sponsors

Event Sponsor

Air Products

Media Sponsors

WDTN

iHeart Media

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MIAMI VALLEY OHIO

Board of Directors

Chapter Chair Michael Smith Matthew Aultman Terri Flood, Past Chair Nathan Hunt Brad Kennedy Andrew Kessler Tony Leman Michael Lopez Jim McConnell Gabriela Pickett-Mosier Zakiya Robinson Sharon Schroder Arik Sherk Susan Thompson

Community Volunteer Leaders

Committee Members

Phil Parker

Gary Clark

Michael Boerger

Youssef Elzein

Mary Lane

Marty Hydell

Dan Shirk

Kuo-Cheng Lin Kevin Vest Daniel Zarrate

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Humanitarian of the Year Award honoring The Dayton Dragons

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