DANA presents checks

Published 3:30 pm Wednesday, April 25, 2018


Press release

To aid in educating our children and ourselves, revitalizing our community, enlightening our life through art and culture, and improving our physical and mental well-being, which are the key factors that Dana Foundation looks for in organizations to support. The Dana Danville, KY plant was fortunate to present funds to seven local organizations that embrace not just one, but all those key attributes.

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On Monday, April 9,  Dana Foundation checks were presented to the following local organizations: 

Danville/Boyle County Humane Society, which has worked over the past year to successfully complete 1,000 adoptions out of their new adoption center/kennel.

Family Services Association of Boyle County, providing short-term, emergency assistance to residents of Boyle County as well as providing several money management and employment courses.

Grace Café, which proudly announced  they have provided over 44,000 meals to date since opening their pay-what-you-can community café in 2015.

Kentucky Wounded Heroes, an all-volunteer basis which continues to serve wounded military, police, fire and EMS personnel through social activities such as fishing trips, hunting excursions, other outdoor activities.

Pictured, front row, from left: Rachel Caltagerone, Dana employee and Dana Foundation Southern Region Administrator; Katrina Wainscott, Dana human resources manager; Miranda Perkins and Shirly Wade, Lincoln County Senior Citizens Center; Joanie Lukins and Rochelle Bayless, Grace Café; Paige Matthews and Barbara Beaney, Danville/Boyle County Humane Society. Back row: Randall Lamb and Clint Kelley, Dana employees; Jack Hendricks, VFW; Gary Baugh, Dana production manager; Roger Trent, Family Services Association of Boyle County; Deb Reed, KY Wounded Heroes; Patrick Shiflet, Dana continuous improvement manger; Chuck Reed, Bryan Roach and William Winburn, KY Wounded Heroes; and Jan Smith, Dana controller.

Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Post 3634, which support over 1,500 veterans in Boyle County as well as maintain the memorial located at the Danville/Boyle County Fairgrounds.

Hope 53 Ministries, with direct efforts from volunteers in Lincoln and surrounding counties to assist in supporting an orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Lincoln County Senior Citizens Center, which is working on its first Senior Prom for the over 4,000 senior residents of Lincoln County, as well as recently purchasing a new bus for daily transportation and their hot meal delivery program.

Dana Foundation is committed to improving the communities in which people live and work. This is done through grants from the Foundation to the communities where Dana plants and facilities are located and to the cause which Dana employees, friends, and neighbors are committed.

Dana Foundation was established for “charitable purposes” in 1956 by Charles A. Dana. Now controlled by a board of directors who are Dana people, the Foundation operates independently from the Corporation and has grown to provide substantive support to qualified projects