The Developmental Disabilities Hall of Fame (DD Hall of Fame) Awards, founded in 1988, recognize outstanding efforts by individuals with developmental disabilities in areas including advocacy, art, community service, employment, personal accomplishment and more.
The Erin Ritchey Memorial Awards, founded in 1989, recognize individuals and/or groups whose personal and professional efforts have contributed significantly to improving the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities, or who have achieved a level of excellence in their endeavors that goes above and beyond what is expected.
The awards are given in April of each year at a special banquet. The event is sponsored by the Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services and the Brighter Tomorrow Foundation.
Nominating an Individual or Organization
The deadline to nominate an individual or organization for a 2020 award is Monday, March 16 at 4 p.m. Nominations can be submitted via email or U.S. Mail to:
DD Hall of Fame/Erin Ritchey Awards
c/o MCBDDS Community Relations
5450 Salem Avenue
Dayton, OH 45426
The DD Hall of Fame and Erin Ritchey Awards Luncheon will be held Friday, April 24, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mandalay Banquet Center, 2700 East River Road, Dayton, 45439. This wonderful event features a plated meal, dessert, and awards ceremony, and is always meaningful and fun. A fee is associated with this event, and reservations are required. For additional information, please contact the Community Relations office at 937-837-9253 or email Community Relations.