Dorothy Krone Assumes Director Emeritus Role

Published Date: January 27, 2005

Cincinnati, Ohio, Jan. 25, 2005 – Dorothy Krone has retired as a director and officer of the Charles H. Dater Foundation and has assumed the role of director emeritus.

Mrs. Krone served 10 years as an active member of the board of directors, bringing a lifetime of community and charitable involvement and experience to the organization.

“The Foundation is fortunate to have had the benefit of Dorothy’s very active participation and counsel, and we thank her for her work,” said David L. Olberding, Foundation President. “We are pleased she will continue to serve an emeritus director.”

“This has been a very rewarding experience,” said Mrs. Krone. “Most of all, I treasure the memories of visits to grants recipients and seeing first hand how these dedicated non-profit organizations stretched our grants dollars to do many good things for the children of Greater Cincinnati.”

Directors and officers play an active role in the work of the Dater Foundation, which has no full-time staff members. They review hundreds of grant requests each year, make site visits to current and potential grant recipients, monitor how grant dollars are spent, and seek new beneficiaries whose program goals coincide with those of the Foundation.

Dorothy G. Krone is a lifelong Cincinnatian. She grew up in the Clifton area and attended Walnut Hills High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at the University of Cincinnati. She worked briefly for the Cincinnati Board of Education after college.

As a full-time mother of four children, she made time for extensive volunteer commitments. She was a reading tutor at Kilgour School, a Cub Scout den mother, a Brownie leader, a Sunday school teacher at Knox Presbyterian Church, a pre-school teacher at Hyde Park Community Church. She also served as a volunteer for the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Hill and Dale Garden Club.

After her children were grown, she returned to the University of Cincinnati and earned a temporary teacher certificate. She is the widow of Paul Krone, a founding member of the Foundation’s board who died in 1995. She lives in the Hyde Park area of Cincinnati.

The Dater Foundation makes grants to non-profit organizations in the Greater Cincinnati area to carry out programs that benefit children and focus in the areas of arts/culture, education, healthcare, social services and other community needs.

The private foundation was established in 1985 by fourth generation Cincinnatian, businessman and philanthropist Charles Dater (1912-1993) to ensure that his resources would continue to fund worthwhile community programs after his death. The foundation awarded 92 grants totaling $1,697,000 in 2003-04. Grants ranged from $1,000 to $250,000 and the median grant was $10,000. More than 1,300 grants have been awarded to nearly 300 different organizations over the last 19 years.


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