Name: Victoria Sorg
Title: Senior Development Officer
Organization: The Dayton Foundation
Community Involvement (groups, clubs, boards, volunteer activities, etc.): I serve as the President for Partners for Philanthropic Planning and the board secretary for Rocking Horse Community Health Center. I am a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Certified Fundraising Executives International, Certified Nonprofit Professionals, and have spent time volunteering for a number of nonprofits including numerous local Rotary chapters, Habitat for Humanity international, Dayton Stealth Hockey association, Generation Dayton, Young Professionals and Obed’s House Ministries among others.
Hobbies and interests: Photography, hockey, home remodeling
Favorite Area Eatery: Cocos
Favorite Weekend Activity in Dayton: Airforce Museum
What do you love about Dayton?
I love the passion and heart community members have for Dayton. In my line of work, I meet individuals daily who want to give back to the community that built them. Dayton is extremely generous philanthropically and that is a testament to the community, local businesses and Dayton environment as a whole.
How has Generation Dayton aided your professional, personal and/or social development?
Being relatively new to the Dayton community, Generation Dayton has allowed me to make connections with other like-minded career professionals. The organization has helped expand my knowledge of the community and gain a greater perspective of community needs, local successes and expected growth.
Tell us a little more about your profession and company:
I really have the best job. Working in development for The Dayton Foundation allows me work with individuals, couples, families and companies who want to give back to their communities, schools, favorite nonprofits and so much more. I collaborate with local estate planning attorneys, financial advisors, CPA and others who have clients with a passion to give back. Together, we find the best approach to help individuals reach their charitable goals. The Dayton Foundation is 101 years old and has more than $1 billion in assets from the generosity of individual donors and community members. We administer endowments, scholarships, donor advised funds and community initiatives to expand philanthropy in the greater Dayton region and beyond.
Favorite quote or inspirational saying:
Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good.