The History of the Community Foundation for Kettering
Longtime Kettering resident and dedicated volunteer Lucille Seitz established the Community Foundation for Kettering Fund in 2000 in memory of her husband, Frank H. Seitz. Upon her death, the Seitz family made a lead gift of $1.3 million to the Foundation.
A booster of all things Kettering, Mrs. Seitz was inspired to enhance the quality of life in her beloved community. Her vision was to provide the critical funding that would allow local nonprofit organizations to enrich the lives of Kettering residents through charitable, educational, cultural and recreational activities.
Thanks to the many donors who have followed the Seitz family’s lead, the initial gift to start the Community Foundation for Kettering has continued to grow. Their generosity has allowed the Foundation to distribute more than $1.6 million since its inception.