Friendship Dinner Committee

39th Annual Friendship Dinner Committee Announced!

Please join us as we celebrate businesses and individuals who advance the goals of NCCJ. This is one of our most important event where diversity is truly reflective of our rich region. It’s also our biggest fundraising event of


Gabriele Leventhal

the year, bringing in about one third of our annual revenue.

To ensure that it’s a big success, we have created a strong team of dedicated volunteers. This year’s Friendship Dinner committee is co-chaired by Gabriele Leventhal, Community Volunteer and Mark Donaghy, Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority.Mark co-chaired last year’s successful dinner and agreed to stay on for another year.

This year’s dinner will be held Monday, October 24 star

Mark Donaghy

Mark Donaghy

ting at 5:30 p.m. at the Pontiz Center, Sinclair Community College. The dinner brings together a lively audience as we celebrate accomplishments in social justice, enjoy live music and a delicious meal.  We have a variety of sponsorship packages available. If you are interested in more information about being a sponsor, please email Mary Tyler or call 937.222.6225.

NCCJ would like to recognize and thank the members of our

39th Annual Friendship Dinner and  hope you can join us!


Mary E. Tyler, NCCJ of Greater Dayton

Gabriele Leventhal,  Community Volunteer

Beth Adelman, Coldwell Banker

Marieta Bingatati, WilmerHale

Michael Houser, Houser Asphalt & Concrete

Vel Hux Solutions Consultant

Beverly Louis, Community Volunteer

Stefanie Nemitz, Dayton Children’s Hospital

Michael Roediger, Ex official, The Dayton Art Institute

Tabani Manyika,NCCJ of Greater Dayton

London Bishop,NCCJ of Greater Dayton

2016 Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship are vital to the success of our Friendship Dinner! By becoming a sponsor, you not only provide important financial support, you also show you stand with NCCJ in our efforts to build a more peaceful and inclusive community.  We offer several levels of sponsorship and each level includes valuable benefits to thank you for your support. More details are available by calling 937.222.6225


Social Justice Champion – $10,000

As a Presenting Sponsor, you are entitled to:

  • Two tables of eight in the first few rows at the Dinner in the first few rows, offering premium visibility at the event.
  • One six-hour diversity/inclusion workshop or two three-hour workshops for your staff
  • Full-page full color ad and paragraph write-up in dinner program plus additional recognition
  • Named sponsor for the private Honorees’ Reception at the Ponitz Center immediately preceding the dinner.$9,360 is tax deductible.



Equality Champion – $5,000


  •  One table of eight seats in excellent table location in the first half of tables
  •  One three-hour diversity/inclusion workshop for your staff corporation education session
  •  Half-page, full color ad in the dinner program plus additional recognition
  • Invitation for two people to attend the private Honoree’s Reception at the Ponitz Center immediately preceding the Dinner. $4,680 is tax deductible


Diversity Champion – $2,500


  • One table of eight at the Dinner
  • Quarter-page, full color ad in the Friendship Dinner
  • Program plus additional recognition $2,180 is tax deductible.


Inclusion Champion – $1,430


  • One table of eight at the Dinner
  • Listing in the Dinner Program plus other recognition $1,470 is tax deductible.

Individual Tickets – $125

Please note that program listings are dependent on receipt of information by the October 7, 2016 deadline.

Special Thanks 

Social Justice Champion ($10,000)

Premier Health

Equality Champions ($5,000)

Care Source Foundation

Catapult Creative

Dayton Power and Light Company

Morris Furniture Company

University of Dayton

Diversity  Champions ($2,500)

City of Dayton Police Dept.

Commuter Advertising

Economy Linen & Towel Service, Inc.

Fifth Third Bank

Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA)

Houser Asphalt & Concrete

Kettering Health Network

Messer Construction Company

Sinclair Community College

Stuart Rose Family Foundation

Synchrony Financial

Thompson Hine LLP


 Inclusion  Champions ($1,430)

Bob Ross Auto Group

Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton

Lion Group, Inc

Montgomery County Human Services & Planning Department

PNC Financial Services Group


The Weissman Group