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Art contest rules and rubric will be posted here on November 1, 2023
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We would like to recognize and thank all of our generous sponsors that make our work possible!  


GEM Project Dayton is made possible because of the generous donations given by organizations like yours and people like you. We are a team of volunteers, so 100% of your donation will go to our work in fighting suicide here in Dayton.


If you are interested in donating as an individual or sponsoring GEM Project Dayton as an organization, please click here to visit our sponsors and donors page to learn about how to become a donor or a sponsor and learn about what your donation or sponsorship will do to fight suicide in the Dayton are.  

The GEM Project 

Meet Our Sponsors

2021 - 2022 Artwork by Toni, Grade 12

2023 - 2024 Supporting Organizations

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The Dayton Foundation is the region's largest community foundation that has been helping people locally and around the world since 1921 to make our region a better place to live, now and in the future.


Culture Works is the funding, advocacy, and service organization that passionately inspires, supports, and sustains arts and culture in the Dayton Region. As the united arts fund and arts service agency for the Dayton Region, Culture Works believes that creating and maintaining a vibrant and attractive community filled with quality arts brings measurable and immeasurable value to our citizens.

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The Grant Us Hope Foundation is a non-profit mental health awareness and suicide prevention organization that funds Hope Squads throughout the United States. Grant Us Hope’s mission is to equip parents, school personnel, community members, and, most importantly, students with the skills they need to identify these youth struggling before it’s too late.

The Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District (MCACD) supports, nurtures, and encourages the development and preservation of arts and culture throughout Montgomery County, primarily by funding arts and cultural organizations and institutions.

2022 - 2023 Ruby Level Sponsor

Old Scratch Pizza

Old Scratch Pizza is a Dayton-owned pizzeria committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity in the Dayton community through their Cones for a Cause micro-grants fund. 

2022 - 2023 Sapphire Level Sponsors

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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (or ASIST) Trainers Leigh Ann Fulford & Sallie Wilson Luther provide a variety of suicide prevention and awareness programs in the community. 

Ignite Yoga is a Centerville yoga studio that heightens awareness to create a practice that extends beyond the mat.

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Laura Enzbrenner


Bob Eling and Laura Enzbrenner are a couple committed to making Dayton and the world at large a better place for future generations.

The Kawai Fmaily Foundation is charitable fund focused on supporting community organizations that make a difference in the Dayton area.

2022 - 2023 Emerald Level Sponsors

Get Dressed! is a boutique for fashion-minded and well-traveled women located in the Shops of Oakwood.

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Located in Centerville, TJ's Place of Hope is a safe house for teens and young adults to gather in a confidential environment for recovery from addiction or other destructive behaviors.

A counseling center that offers therapy to assist those who are hurting, dissatisfied, or unsure about how to move forward in their lives.

United Against Violence of Greater Dayton is a program aimed at ending violence in the community through education and prevention.

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The GEM Project is a Component Fund of the Dayton Foundation and supported by the Grant Us Hope Foundation.  

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Click here for 24/7 mental health resources                             Crisis Now Hotline 1-833-580-2255 or text 741741
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