The FUDGE Foundation has two events planned to commemorate the anniversary of the Dayton Mass Shooting that claimed the lives of nine individuals and forever changed the lives of many members of our community. The anniversary memorial on Thursday August 4th and the HART Gala on Saturday, August 6th.
They will be honoring those who were taken on August 4th, 2019, starting at 6:00pm on Thursday, August 4th in front of Blind Bob’s. There will be community leaders present to speak about gun violence and the danger it presents in our communities, a candle lighting service, music and prayer as well as nine-minutes of silence to honor the victims who were fatally shot that night. There will also be resource guides to support those who are victims of trauma, such as mental health and support group information will also be available.
The Foundation hopes that the Dayton Montgomery County community will join us at Blind Bob’s on August 4th to show their love and support for the families and individuals that have been affected by this senseless violence
The Fudge Foundation also invites you to attend the Hart Gala (Healing Art,Through Trauma) on Saturday, August 6th. This is a black-tie affair that will celebrate a new addition to the Springfield Museum of Art. The Fudge Foundation is giving out the Derrick Fudge Memorial Scholarship, as a way for his son to honor Derrick Fudge’s memory and support a Black male student going into the crucial field of social work. There will be live entertainment, dinner and an open bar. Tickets are available for purchase online.