Grants in 2013

2013 – DONATION TO DAYTON CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER: The Mark Kreusch Memorial Fund Facebook campaign was a huge success! In February of 2013, the MAK Fund challenged our current Facebook friends to help us achieve 500 likes by the end of the month. In return, we pledged to donate $500 in honor of Valentine’s Day to the Cardiology Clinic at Dayton Children’s Medical Center. The response was amazing! We achieved over 500 likes in record time! The money donated will be used to purchase Dinemap blood pressure machines that are desperately needed in the cardiology clinic. Thank you to all who helped us accomplish this goal. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates and upcoming events.

2013 – THE FIRST TEE: The MAK Fund partnered with the First Tee of Miami Valley. Their mission, “to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf,” aligns perfectly with ours. Please check them out at Our grant sent children to the summer golf clinics in Dayton, Ohio.

2013 – MARK A. KREUSCH SAFETYVILLE VILLAGE (Centerville, Ohio): We have teamed up with the Centerville Evening Optimists to revive the Centerville Safetyville Village. This grant will fund the rebuilding, upgrading and reimplementation of Centerville’s Safetyville Square. The program teaches safety and respect for the law to children as they enter Kindergarten. The program lost funding in 2012 and we are so excited to help the Centerville Evening Optimists bring it back to life! The importance of street safety is key when children begin riding buses or walking to school. Mark Kreusch Safetyville Square will be ready to operate this summer with the hope of helping over 200 students in 2013. 

2013 – FLYING HORSE FARMS: Located on over 200 acres of land just outside of Gilead, Ohio, Flying Horse Farms provides a camp for children with serious illnesses. Flying Horse Farms serves children from Ohio and all over the Midwest. Children ages 7-15 years that are too ill to participate in traditional camps can experience a true camp experience. Family camps are part of the program which recognizes that the entire family of a seriously ill child can benefit from the magic of the camp. Campers sleep in cabins and eat together in a dining hall. They swim, canoe and sing out of tune campfire songs. It allows these children the opportunity to just be kids and forget about their illness for a while. We will be donating the funds to send one child to this camp in 2013. To learn more, go to