2019 Fundraising Events

Each year, the Dayton area Fisher Houses benefit from both our annual fundraising events – The All-American Evening, and Popcorn Operation. In addition, area orgnizations create their own events. Here is a rundown of these 2019 events.

An All-American Evening: Talk Derby to Me

343 tickets were sold for this successful event that included fun, food, auctions, and entertainment at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.  Attendees participated in a silent auction of art, jewelry, event tickets, sporting items and much more with Masters of Ceremonies Jim Bucher and Dan Edwards; an exciting, fast-paced live auction by Gene Fisher; a gourmet meal by Elite Catering; a themed costume contest and wine tasting. 

This year’s event raised $107,037.61 (after expenses) for the benefit of the Wright-Patterson and Dayton VA Medical Center Fisher Houses (and has raised $1,175,628.73 (after expenses) since it started in September 2004). Publicity took place on Spectrum TV, WDTN’s “Living Dayton,” WDTN’s “Five on 2,” “Fox45 in the Morning,” Dayton Access TV and “Gem City Tonight” on Dayton Access TV.

Popcorn Operation

In July 2004, the Fisher/Nightingale Houses, Inc., assumed responsibility for the popcorn operation conducted at the Wright-Patt Medical Center and continued support in 2019.  A small group of volunteers pop popcorn three or four days a week for donations; they totaled 868.5 volunteer hours in 2019. 

This activity raised $11,726.77 (after expenses) for the benefit of the Wright-Patterson Fisher Houses.  This year, through the many volunteer hours expended since July 2004, the gross amount raised by this successful fundraiser took us over $233,000 in net popcorn income – that’s a lot of popcorn!

The Fisher/Nightingale Houses, Inc. also participates in the Combined Federal Campaign, the United Way of Greater Dayton and the State of Ohio Combined Charitable Campaign.

Partner Organization Events

The Fisher/Nightingale Houses, Inc. was fortunate to connect/partner with these area organizations who conducted fundraisers in 2019 to benefit our organization and our support of the three Dayton area Fisher Houses:

» 6924th Heritage Association
» ABF Freight
» AmazonSmile Foundation
» AMVETS Post 51, Thornville, Ohio
» AMVETS Post 444, Fairborn, Ohio
» Another Broken Egg, Beavercreek
» Austin Landing’s “First Friday” (with sponsorship from Superior Acura of Dayton)
» Belle Center United Presbyterian Church
» BRG Realty Group “Home for the Holidays” campaign
» Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, Chapter 12-1
» Dayton Dragons Professional Baseball Team
» Dayton Mall “Cruise and Brews”
» Dayton Mall “Boo ’n’ Brew”
» Dayton Warriors Softball Fund – USA Patriots Amputee Softball Team
» Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) of Greater Cincinnati
» Greene County Sheriff’s Office “No Shave December”
» Major Larry Smith Memorial golf tournament
» Mall at Fairfield Commons “Red, White and Brew”
» Mall at Fairfield Commons “Boo ’n’ Brew”
» Miami Valley Military Affairs Association
» Moose Lodge 1068 golf tournament
» National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)
» Rose & Remington, Fairfield Mall
» Sigma Phi Gamma, International Sorority, Inc.
» Starbucks
» Stockslager’s Greenhouse and Garden Center “Combos for our Country”
» The Annual “Tourney for the Troops” Disc Golf Tournament
» Tony Waterfall’s Portable Disc Golf Course
» Troy High School Hockey Boosters
» U.S. Veterans Motorcycle Club “VetFest” and “Freedom Fest”
» W.O. Wright’s
» Wright State University Air Force ROTC “Red, White and Run 5K”