Rob Lowe to help raise money for Dayton tornado relief at his local show today

One of Dayton’s most well-known sons is urging fans to donate to Dayton’s recovery. 

In a just-Tweeted message, actor Rob Lowe says that donations will be collected in the lobby of his show today Sunday, June 2, at the  Schuster Center in downtown Dayton.

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The Tweet reads:

“Happy to announce that the Dayton Foundation will be in the lobby of my show (Sunday) accepting donations. Please join me. No amount is too small. #DisasterRelief”

The Dayton Foundation established the Greater Dayton Disaster Relief Fund in the wake of the Memorial Day tornadoes that caused havoc throughout the Miami Valley.

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Severe storms and tornadoes hit the Miami Valley Monday night, leaving many in the area without power, access to drinkable water or safe shelter.

The Greater Dayton Disaster Relief Fund was established to "allow the Foundation to quickly distribute disaster relief funds to charitable organizations that currently are working to help provide food, clothing and shelter for our friends and neighbors who are affected by these storms," a note on the Dayton Foundation website reads.

Contributions can be mailed to The Dayton Foundation, 40 N. Main St., Suite 500, Dayton, OH 45423.

A donation can also be made online here. 

List “Greater Dayton Disaster Relief" on the check or in the fund name field.

Tickets are still available for Lowe’s show.

FIRST REPORT (March 08, 2019): Rob Lowe returning home to Dayton for one-man show 

Rob Lowe is coming home to make Dayton laugh again. 

“The West Wing” star, “Parks and Recreation” icon and six-time Golden Globe nominee just announced his one-man show is coming to Dayton’s Schuster Center on Sunday, June 2.

Credit: Victoria Theatre Association

Credit: Victoria Theatre Association

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, March 11, at the Ticket Center Stage Box Office, by calling 937-228-3630, (toll-free) 888-228-3630 or online at

Inspired by the success of his two The New York Times best-selling memoirs, Stories I Only Tell My Friends and Love Life, Rob has created a live rendition of his book that gives fans a sneak-peek behind the curtain at Hollywood, fame, fatherhood, marriage and and a life lived at the forefront of culture for four decades.

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“This isn’t a regurgitation of the books because that wouldn’t be very much fun,” Lowe said in a news release. “This is very much its own beast, but it does have some of the same feel of the books.”

Lowe, who was born in Charlottesville, Virginia Lowe was raised in Dayton, where he began his acting career in local television and theater when he was 8 years old.

“From the Brat Pack to “The West Wing” to “Parks and Rec” and beyond, Stories I Only Tell My Friends: LIVE! is packed with witty fun and one-of-a-kind insights spanning an iconic career,” according to a VTA press release. “Broadway World raves “The humor is first class, with the jokes and funny anecdotes keeping the audience in stitches for most of the night.” In addition to Rob’s storytelling, the show will include a Q&A and plenty of insider film clips and photos.”



WHEN: 4 p.m. Sunday, June 2

WHERE: Schuster Center, 1 W 2nd St., Dayton

INFO: 937-228-3630 |

One of Dayton’s most well-known sons is urging fans to donate to Dayton’s recovery.

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