Donor Profiles: Mile Two


Downtown corporate neighbor, Mile Two, goes the extra mile for homeless youth “We want to help spread the word about Daybreak because a lot of people don’t know what Daybreak does or who they help.” Mark Fogel, Learning and Development Manager at Mile Two   Founded in 2015 in Dayton, Ohio, as a small start-up, Mile Two builds custom software to solve complex problems using effective human-machine teams. Their clients include the U.S. government, start-ups, and even Fortune 500 companies.  While Mile Two doesn’t need to have a large presence within the community to run their business, they have made the [...]

Donor Profiles: Mile Two2023-10-03T11:25:46-04:00

Donor Profile: Physician’s Charitable Foundation


Physicians’ Charitable Foundation: Supporting Daybreak youth since 1996. Rental assistance. David’s Place. Bullet proof glass. Formula and diapers for new moms. These are just a few of the ways that Physicians’ Charitable Foundation of the Miami Valley has supported homeless youth at Daybreak in the last 20+ years. Since its beginning in 1983, PCF has had a focus on health care needs and at-risk populations. This group of compassionate physicians has awarded over $12 million to area nonprofits. Fifteen local physicians serve on the Advisory Board, with Gerri Sheehan acting as the current executive director. “As a pediatric nurse, I regularly [...]

Donor Profile: Physician’s Charitable Foundation2023-10-03T10:25:38-04:00

Daybreak Donor Stories – Shawn Elrod (Landlord)


  Daybreak Landlord, Shawn Elrod, Makes A Big Impact On The Lives of Homeless Youth “Having my own children made me more empathetic and made me want to help.” Imagine your daily sleeping arrangement rotating from a friend’s couch to an unlocked car, to a parking garage. You can’t remember the last time you had a home or a bed. You forget what it feels like to live in a comfortable and safe place. This is the experience of many Daybreak youth. But Daybreak’s transitional housing program helps youth find another way. This program allows the youth to live [...]

Daybreak Donor Stories – Shawn Elrod (Landlord)2023-10-02T10:17:02-04:00

Donor Stories: Mike & Terry Bevis


Mike and Terry Bevis True advocates for Daybreak youth, today and in the future. “Daybreak is a gem of the Gem City,” said Daybreak donor and supporter Terry Bevis. While we agree with that statement, it is our donors, like Mike and Terry Bevis, who are the gems of Daybreak. 15 Years and Counting. Mike and Terry have been involved with Daybreak for fifteen years as donors and for twelve years as table captains at our annual fundraising event, Champions for Youth. “I like the opportunity to ask someone who doesn’t know a lot about Daybreak to come with [...]

Donor Stories: Mike & Terry Bevis2023-09-27T13:17:04-04:00

CFY Table Captain Luncheon A Success


Recently we had a chance to host a luncheon for our Champions For Youth table captains, and invite them to meet our newest executive leaders as well as to provide their valuable feedback on how we can improve the event for years to come! In addition to the catered lunch and conversation, Daybreak staff were able to present table captains with a special commemorative lapel pin noting the number of years each captain had served. Wondering what a table captain is? Our biggest event of the year (Champions For Youth) relies on passionate supporters of Daybreak's mission to invite others to [...]

CFY Table Captain Luncheon A Success2023-07-17T16:25:03-04:00


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