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Gary Mioli Leadership in Community Fund

Helping sport management students make an impact through philanthropy

The Gary Mioli Leadership in Community Fund honors the legacy of Gary Mioli ’79, who dedicated his professional life to leading young men, both on and off the football field, and who embodied the values of the University in leadership, service, and the education of the whole person. Gary was a Physical Education major and manager of the UD football team from 1975-79.

Video: Gary Mioli, A Coach to All (Inside the NFL)

The fund, established in 2016, aims to raise $100,000 by 2020. The fund creates a platform for University of Dayton Sport Management students to make a meaningful impact in their communities by becoming advocates for 501(c)3 organizations whose service holds personal meaning.

A legacy of "helping others"

Gary's legacy "is all about helping others," says his wife Patty. "That's what this whole scholarship fund does":

A legacy of "helping others"

Gary's legacy "is all about helping others," says his wife Patty. "That's what this whole scholarship fund does":

$6,350

Amount awarded to date

20

Organizations that have benefited from the fund

5

Philanthropy tournament winners

Philanthropy tournament

Students enrolled in the Sales & Fundraising in Sport class (HSS 358) participate in a philanthropy tournament each fall. Students pitch the community organization they want to support, and the top four students (as selected by their class peers, a panel of sales & fundraising experts and the Sport Management Coordinator) have gifts donated to their respective charities in their names and in honor of Gary Mioli. This embodies the University’s unofficial mantra “Learn, Lead, Serve,” underscores the importance of community, and continues to honor and celebrate Gary’s life and legacy.

2019 Philanthropy tournament winner

Watch the winning presentation from Evan Knight, and learn why PORT Health resonates with him:

2019 Philanthropy tournament winner

Watch the winning presentation from Evan Knight, and learn why PORT Health resonates with him:

  • 2018: James Walton
  • 2017: Eric Schutter
  • 2016: Brandon Mayforth
  • 2015: Maik Schoonderwoerd

Thank you to the visionaries from the class of 1979, who not only brought Gary’s story to our attention, but also made donations: Karen Meaney, Jo Balsamo Wood and Claudia Wahl Lund.

Thank you to the following classmates of Gary's who supported the establishment of the fund with a founding gift:

  • Andrea Ambrosini
  • Andrew M. Balsai, Jr. '79 & Susan S. Balsai
  • Kevin W. Callahan '79
  • Ricky L. Chamberlin '80 & Jayne A. Chamberlin
  • Mary Condit '81
  • Genevieve Ditrani
  • Eileen A. Duffin '79
  • Margaret A. Heckman '79
  • Patricia A. Fink '78
  • Mary Zupp Moorman '82 & George A. Moorman '81
  • Geraldine Toomey O'Boyle '79 & Patrick A. O'Boyle
  • Christine Gruber Volk '79 & Richard Volk
  • George P. Van Horn, Ed.D. '80 & Bridgette Maschue Van Horn '83
  • Laura Peterson '79
  • Susan A. Poland '79
  • Judith K. Rettinger '79
  • Nancy E. Roach '79
  • Denise Robicheaux
  • Kathryn Janosco Smith '79

Make a donation

The University of Dayton is committed to providing an education extending beyond the walls of the University. The Sport Management program allows students to gain real life experience, which includes making a positive impact on the lives of those around them. Donations to the Gary Mioli Leadership in Community Fund help support our students’ opportunities to learn more about and to experience the importance of community giving first hand. To make a donation, call 888-253-2383, donate online, or mail checks to the address below:


Gary Mioli Leadership in Community Fund
c/o Advancement Relations
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-7056

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Department of Health and Sport Science

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2968
937-229-4240
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