John W. Pratt Society
When you make a planned gift in any amount to our Endowment, which is held at The Dayton Foundation, or to our Partners Investment Fund, you become an honored member of our John W. Pratt Society. Your gift will insure the future for people with developmental disabilities. Contact us to make your planned gift, including: wills and bequests, charitable remainder trust, gift annuities, charitable lead trust, life insurance or an outright gift.
About John W. Pratt
Our legacy society is named in honor of John W. Pratt, whose life was dedicated to advocacy and service on behalf of people with developmental disabilities.
His persistence and dedication were instrumental in the establishment of our Partners Endowment Fund. He was serving as chair of our Endowment Committee at the time of his death.
His service includes many years as a member of the Board of the Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services.
He was a founding member of the Resident Home Association and Choices In Community Living.
In 2014 Vivienne Himmell became the first recipient of the John W. Pratt Legacy Award, presented in recognition of her decades of service on behalf of people with developmental disabilities.
WHKO’s Radio’s Nancy Wilson was honored as the 2015 recipient of the John W. Pratt Legacy Award in recognition of her advocacy and support of individuals with developmental disabilities over many years.
Our 2016 John W. Pratt Legacy Award was presented to Brenda Whitney in recognition of her pioneering leadership in establishing residential services in Ohio, including the establishment of the Resident Home Association as one of the first non-profit residential services providers in Ohio in 1966, her leadership in the beginning of the Ohio Provider Resource Association and support in the establishment of agencies and services throughout the Miami Valley region.