The Dayton Region has a passionate and loyal arts community, but music, dance, and theatre cannot survive on ticket sales alone. The Miriam Rosenthal Foundation for the Arts offers arts enthusiasts the opportunity to help sustain long-term quality arts programming in the Miami Valley. In fact, we are the only foundation in the greater Dayton community dedicated solely to the arts. Just like our namesake, we will work as the enabler, the leader, the voice of concern, the quiet supporter, and willing partner to elevate the arts in our community.
Our grant program stimulates exciting and enriching cultural activities that elevate the quality and scope of programming available in the community, takes advantage of special opportunities which otherwise might be missed, and provides opportunities for cooperation among arts and cultural organizations.
Dayton arts enthusiasts routinely enjoy world-class arts experiences unique to a region of our size. Those experiences do not come without a price. By donating to the Miriam Rosenthal Foundation, you join a community of arts lovers dedicated to maintaining that level of excellence and enriching the arts in our region.
Miriam Rosenthal often had to convince other Dayton organizations to take leaps of faith to make her vision of a thriving cultural center a reality. With ever the quirky humor, Miriam’s favorite quote guided her through this work, “Funny things come up out of the ground after a rain.” In the years since, the Foundation has planted and grown many seeds and what has come out of the ground--some funny, some breathtaking--has greatly enriched our community.