Success Stories

Edge Teen Center

EDGE teens discovered the wonders of healthy eating and meal prep with the launch of a new program series encouraging students to explore healthy living through the culinary arts.

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Dater Foundation to Receive Governor's Award for the Arts

The Charles H. Dater Foundation has been selected as one of eight organizations or individuals to receive an award at the 2020 Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Ohio, the State of Ohio’s most prestigious annual arts event.

The Dater Foundation’s recognition is in the category of Arts Patron.  The award is presented annually to an individual, or individual or family foundation, that, over time, has sustained and enhanced the arts in their community or the state of Ohio through contributions of their time, effort, or financial resources.

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Book Buddies at Our Daily Bread

Meet Molly Tannehill, who graduated from NKU in May 2018 and works as a substitute teacher. One afternoon each week, Molly serves as a Book Buddy at Our Daily Bread’s Kids Club in Over the Rhine.

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A Wonderful Success Story

A wonderful article about an amazing young woman appeared in The Cincinnati Enquirer on March 14.  Her mother refers to "the village" of supporters she has had.  Three of them are organizations to which the Dater Foundation has made regular grants -- Chatfield College, Elementz, and the Music Resource Center. 

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An Inner City Youth Success Story

Antwanazia Fant came to Inner City Youth Opportunities as a quiet, shy second grader.  Next spring, she will graduate from Withrow High with honors and attend American Musical Dramatic Academy in New York.

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Congratulations to Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Congratulations to Cincinnati Children's Hospital on being named the nation's best hospital to treat pediatric cancer and the second best children's hospital overall by U.S. News and World Report.  We are so fortunate to have this world class facility in our community.  The Dater Foundation is proud to have supported Cincinnati Children's with grants totaling over $1 million.  Since 2002, grants have been made for cancer research in the area of gene and cell therapy.

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WGUC Launches Updated Classics for Kids Web Site

WGUC’s Classics for Kids® website now features new games and interactive features for kids, parents and teachers to share their love of classical music.  Dater Foundation grants have supported Classic for Kids since 1998 and support of WGUC and WVXU totals $1.2 million.

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ROKCincy Creates Opera Success Stories

ROKCincy (Roundabout Opera Cincinnati), which presents free programs for young people in schools and other venues, recently shared a story about a special moment.

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Broadcast announcements promote grant recipients

The Dater Foundation uses television and radio announcements on public broadcasting stations WCET-TV and WGUC and WVXU to highlight its grant recipients. The Foundation makes grants to support children’s programming on the stations.  

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Cincinnati Opera Takes Outreach Program into Schools

More than 8,000 students at 40 area schools benefit from the Cincinnati Opera's Education Outreach program.  As school field trip/transportation budgets are cut and schools face greater pressure to maximize classroom time, the program takes opera into the schools and provides exposure to the arts for students (4/2/2013)

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Celebrating Clifford's 50 years of entertaining and educating

WCET threw a 50th birthday party for Clifford the Big Red Dog, and the Dater Foundation joined in the celebration and provided a big cake. The Foundation is a supporter of CET’s children’s programming, which includes Clifford’s TV show.

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Ronald McDonald House Expansion Highlighted

The expansion of the Cincinnati Ronald McDonald House was the subject of a front-page article in the Cincinnati Enquirer on Sunday, April 26.  The Dater Foundation has made six grants totaling $180,000 to the local Ronald McDonald House, including a $100,000 grant for the Charles H. Dater Children's Theatre. 

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Cincinnati Shakespeare's Groundings Program

Shakespeare-intensive Groundings Program for high school students gets high praise from this mother.

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Portraits Presented to Dater Schools

Large portraits of school namesake Gilbert Dater and his grandson Charles Dater were unveiled Thursday, April 14, 2005 in ceremonies at Gilbert Dater High School in Western Hills. "We're so pleased to have these two wonderful paintings to remind our students and staff of our heritage and two men who have made significant contributions to our schools," said Dr. Beverly Eby, principal at Dater High School.

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Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park‘s Education Outreach Tour Entertains, Educates

Young schoolchildren throughout the Tri-State got a very entertaining dose of live theatre as talented interns at the Playhouse put on more than 50 performance of Go Dog Go at schools and community centers this spring. (6/19/2013)

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Foundation Awards College Scholarships to Dater High Graduates.

Five graduating seniors at Gilbert A. Dater High School in Western Hills are the 2019 recipients of college scholarships provided by the Foundation.

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