1901 - 1965
Miriam Rosenthal had a significant and lasting impact on the performing arts in the Dayton area. She provided leadership and generated financial support to underwrite the Dayton Philharmonic and other important arts organizations. She was instrumental in bringing other cultural activities to Dayton as well. Upon her death a group of business and civic leaders, among them Robert Oelman, David Rike and Eugene Kettering, organized a memorial trust fund that would enrich the artistic life of the community for years to come. The Miriam Rosenthal Fund continues to perpetuate the performing arts while setting the community’s sights on ever higher levels of cultural activity.