Dayton Defense Educational Foundation

Partner with DDEF

Partner with us to support STEMM education in the Dayton region:

The Dayton Defense Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity formed to provide and promote educational opportunities for individuals and the general public on topics relating to the Dayton, Ohio, area’s defense sector including science, mathematics, engineering, technology, and medical health topics, and other activities consistent with these purposes.


All contributions are Tax Deductible. Your gift to the Foundation supports educational initiatives in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medical (STEMM) through scholarships and other programs that foster and support scholastic pursuit by Dayton regional students in grades K-12 and the collegiate level.


Volunteerism is an important facet of STEMM education. Corporate and community volunteers contribute expertise and provide experiences necessary for bridging academics to the real world, and jump-starting a student’s preparation to enter the workforce upon graduation.

Volunteers are needed as follows: guest speakers, job shadowing, technical expertise, science fair judges, program support, etc.

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