Our History

Over the years TWIGS has been lead by amazing women who are dedicated in their support of the Dayton Children’s Hospital. Since 1965 TWIG branches have donated to the Dayton Children’s Hospital and these leaders have helped develop a long-standing tradition of excellence in the TWIG community.

Special Recognition

An honorary TWIG is someone who was recognized for their outstanding support of the organization. These honorary members have made substantial impacts throughout the course of the year and were critical components to continued philanthropic success of the organization.

Honorary Members

 1st — 1965 –

  2nd – 1966 –

  3rd – 1967 –

  4th – 1968 –

  5th – 1969 –

  6th – 1970 –  Mrs. Robert Chipley;  Richard Fox;  Mrs. James Glabraith;  James Hendrickson;  Jeff Hendrickson;  Steve Hendrickson;  Tracy Hendrickson;  Thomas List;  William Lohrer;  Robert Neff,    Jr.;  Donald Poole;  Bette Rogge;  Dr. Wallace Taggart;   L. Scott Wasmund;  Jack Wymer; 

  7th – 1971 –  Thomas Baugh; Joan Sabatino;  Hamilton S. Craig;  Mr. & Mrs. Carl Krimm;  Malcohn;  McLeloud (Duffy The Dog);   Robert  Musson;  John Norris; Nelson Shultz;  James I. Walker;  CMC Maintenance Dept.

  8th – 1972 –  John Gregg, Jr.;  Russ Guerra;  Dr. Emanual Kauder;  Terry Neff;  CMC Nursing Dept.; Riverbend Art Center;  Chuck Upthegrove ( WHIO-tv)

  9th – 1973 –George Walther, Jr.;  George Demarest;  Dale Glotfelter;  Fran Paris;  Marilyn Erickson;  CMC Housekeeping Dept.;  Dr. Herman Doll;  First Baptist Church;

10th – 1974 –  Pete Ankney;  Lou Emm;  Beerman Foundation;  H.E.R.O. Club;  Glenda Bible;  Gary Hobart;  Ted Clark

11th – 1975 –  WBZI Radio Station;  Bob Braun;  Roger Borchers;  John Miller Family

12th – 1976 –  Mr. Frederick N. Young;  Mr. Brock Hull;  Transport Leasing Co.

13th – 1977 – 1978 –  Leigh (Sally) Groby; Wilma Teague;  Bob Sweeney

14th – 1978 – 1979 – Richard Grant:  Richard Knox;  Trojan Riggers;  Mary Kimball-Burge

15th – 1979 – 1980 –  Michael Cannon;  Arlene Darrinton;  David Droesh;  Emerson E. Whitacre;  Senior Citizens of New  Carlisle;  Mr. & Mrs. Robert Summerlot, Sr.

16th – 1980 – 1981 –  Arnold Boeke;  Jerry Neely;  Jim Nichols

17th – 1981 – 1982 –  Ronald Armstrong;  William Bergman;  C. Paul Bissonnette;  Joseph I. Chestnut;  Lois Nisonger,  Vernon Whitacre

18th – 1982 – 1983 –  Fairborn Daily Herald;  Debbie May (Butner);  Sherry Garrett;  Gloria Fulkerson;  Betty Wadsworth;

19th – 1983 – 1984 –  Jeff Mitchell;  Mary Perkins;  Barbara Webb

20th – 1984 – 1985 – Dorothy Carr;  Miami Valley FM Assoc.;  Bobbie Roland;  Laurence P. Harkness;  R.J. “Dutch” Kluesner;  Mayor Paul R. Leonard;  Ted Van Ruiten

21st – 1985 – 1986 –  Dennis Craf;  Mayberry Storage;  Mr & Mrs.  Richard Gump;  Dan Hodapp;  Tom Poettinger;  Jayne McDougall;  Karen Davis (Arrow Wine);  David Hamilton (Balloon Man)

22nd – 1986 – 1987 –  Janel Voigt:  Ron Moore (Gail); Glen Carr (Glen Carr Insurance); Brian Crabtree;  Tony Krimm;  Stella Bir;  Peggy Britt;  Sharon Holbrook;  Pat Irelan;  Sam Cromley

23rd – 1987 – 1988 –  Robert Deal,  Sr.;  Bruce Niswonger;  Economy Linen & Towel Service (Bruce Feldman);  Howard’s Pharmacy;  Tom Suttmiller (Laurel);  Robert Surdyk;  Steve Parker RUSH Package Delivery;

24th – 1988 – 1989 –  Matt Miller (Copco Papers);  NCR & Employees;  Lloyd Fullmer ( Landscaping);  McDonald’s Corp.  Elder-Beerman Stores Corp.

25th – 1989 – 1990 —  Richard Oberer (Oberer”s Flowers);  Paul Gruner;

26th – 1990 – 1991 – Larry Bailey;  Thomas Bucher;  Tom Rogers

27th – 1991 – 1992 – Terry Murtaugh ( Mastercraft Printers);

28th – 1992 – 1993 –

29th – 1993 – 1994 –

30th – 1994 – 1995 –

31st – 1995 – 1996 —  Ignatius Alam

32nd – 1996 – 1997 –

33rd – 1997—1998 — 

34th – 1998 – 1999 – Kim Miller;

35th – 1999 – 2000 –  Bob Markham;  99.1 FM

36th—2001 –    Michael Burke (Papa John’s Pizza)

37th – 2002 —  Bobbie Predmore;  Ron Labatzky;

38th – 2003 —  Michael Moore;  Phil Depenschmidt;  Vicky Giambrone;  Anita Schaengold ( Albert Family Jewelry);

39th – 2004 – Roy Hamilton;  Jack Hanna;  Ed Markiewicz ( Sign Art);

40th – 2005 – Linda Black-Kurek;  Terry Fink;  Dianne Schober;  Kellie Hanna;

41st – 2006 —  Don Henry;  Jerry Dean;  Scott Weatherspoon;  Tom Wolf;  Beth Kinsaul;

42nd – 2007 – Ron Adams (Santa Claus);  Frank Lewis (Auctioneer);  Meredith Moss (Dayton Daily News);  Dick Satterthwaite;

43rd – 2008 —  Madonna Allread;  Cassano Pizza;  Dr. Mason Jones;  Jim Basine ( friend of TWIG 22); Copy Center of Children’s

44th – 2009 – Ron Goforth;  Ted Stahl ( Dayton Door Sales)

45th – 2010 – Andrew Denka (Accountemps);  Michael Karaman (James Free Jewelers);  Greg Burba (Trailer Man)

46th – 2011 – David Kinsaul (CEO);  Dr. Emmett Brocson;

47th – 2012 – Renae Phillips, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Fache;  Tom Murphy, MD, MPH, VP Medical Affairs;  Bethany Deines (Dir. Of Annual Gifts);  Jill Lewis (Donor Relations Specialist);

48th – 2013 –  Larry Klaben (Morris Furniture);

49th – 2014 –  TWIG 10 Husbands

50th—2015–   Gary Hook (Sue Baker, Brother-in-law)

51st—2016 – Tim Obringer,  Niels Winther

52nd – 2017 —   Deborah Feldman  —  President & CEO of Dayton Children’s

53rd—2018 —    Ron Patrick,  Larry Speltz,  Jena Pado

54th—2019–    Gabrielle Enright, Heidi Hennessey,  Buck Whyte,  Nancy Wilson

55th—2020 —   Gretchen Eckstein,  Jennifer Garcia both from Dayton Children’s Hospital Foundation

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