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Rayce T. Robinson, RayceTRobinson@gmail.com614/668-5312 or

Linda A. Daniel, danielconsult@woh.rr.com937/974-5262 or

Stacey B. Morris, DukeFoundation@columbusfoundation.org937/339-3853


The Paul G. Duke Foundation Announces Grants

Troy, OH (November 8, 2023)—The Trustees of The Paul G. Duke Foundation are pleased to announce grants totaling over $155,000 to benefit residents of the Miami County area.

Education is one of the primary focus areas of the Duke Foundation’s grantmaking, and several recent grants support students across the region. Miami County preschoolers will enjoy stimulating Nature Storytime programs at the Brukner Nature Center. Students in Shelby County’s school districts and at the Upper Valley Career Center will have increased access to in-school mental health counseling through the Shelby County United Way’s IMPACT program. And through The Future Begins Today, graduates of Troy High School and Troy Christian High School will have the opportunity to apply for more last-dollar scholarships to help them achieve their educational goals.

The following organizations have received grants:

Brukner Nature Center

Nature Storytime programs will benefit students in Miami County Education Service Center preschools.

Edison State Community College

A grant will support the 2023 Holiday Evening at Edison.

The Future Begins Today

Support for the Last Dollar Scholarship Program will assist graduates of Troy High School and Troy Christian High School.

Health Partners Free Clinic

This grant will help create a consistent and stable care environment for Clinic patients.

Miami County Dental Clinic

The patient experience will be improved through facility renovations and upgrades.

Miami Valley Veterans Museum

Installation of ADA railings on ramps at the north entrance will benefit Museum visitors.

Needy Basket of Southern Miami County

This grant will support the annual December Holiday Basket Program.

Shelby County United Way

Shelby County students in grades pre-K through high school as well as those at the Upper Valley Career Center will be helped by the IMPACT Program, a school-based counseling program.

Tipp City Seniors

Seniors and their guests will have access to a more useful event room after the installation of acoustic ceiling and wall panels.

The Duke Foundation’s Board of Trustees encourages nonprofit organizations serving the Miami County area to apply for grants. Grantmaking interests focus on programs benefiting children, young adults, and families in the areas of social services, education, health, and the arts. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information, follow the Duke Foundation on Facebook or go to

About The Paul G. Duke Foundation

The Paul G. Duke Foundation, a Supporting Foundation of The Columbus Foundation, was established in 1983 by Paul G. Duke, a Miami County businessman and philanthropist, and has paid more than $27 million in grants to strengthen and improve the community. Mr. Duke’s philanthropic activities have been continued by his daughter, Patricia Duke Robinson, an active community volunteer and advocate for the residents of Miami County.

Mrs. Robinson has entrusted stewardship of the foundation to dedicated leaders from the Miami County community, who are committed to building on the foundation’s decades of strategic grantmaking and investment in the region.

The Duke Foundation’s Board of Trustees is: Rayce T. Robinson; Alandra B. Buerger; Linda A. Daniel; Bart E. Denlinger; William J. McGraw, III, Esq.; Deborah Miller; and Wade Westfall. Patricia Duke Robinson serves as President Emeritus.


November 8, 2023