Support

The Toledo Design Collective (TDC) is a volunteer-supported, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Your contributions help further the mission of the TDC.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation.

In 2001 Bob Seyfang and Dick Meyers founded the TDC on the mission of centering excellence and sustainability in design and planning services to be a right for all Toledo neighborhoods. The TDC has grown from a few dedicated volunteer architects and planners, to a full time staff of two, multiple interns every year, and a board of over 35.

Donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $10k, by an anonymous foundation. Match is awarded in 2021 for the TDC Sustaining Campaign. You can donate today using the link below OR send a check to our address

IN HONOR OF

Eugene H. Naujock

The 2021 Sustaining Campaign honors Eugene Naujock for his dedicated volunteerism to the Toledo Design Collective.

"We are fortunate to have access to talented architecture and planning students, their technical skills and creativity are an excellent resource and it is gratifying when these talented young people gain employment in the Toledo area after graduation. Working with neighborhood residents, the TDC has proven that our community need not accept ‘it’ll do’ planning for it simply will not do.”

Eugene grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After military service he attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee earning a B.S. in Journalism/Urban Studies and a M.S. in Planning/Urban Studies. Graduating in 1968, Gene joined the Toledo-Lucas County Plan Commissions where he spent his entire career. In 2004 Gene retired and joined the TDC bringing his vast knowledge of the government side of the planning process to the organization. His expertise strengthened the TDC’s voice in advocating for the difference design and planning excellence could make.

2021 Year in Review

Awarded Funds

  • $10k KeyBank National Association, Nellie Bash Trust Fund for Junction6 Block Action Plan
  • $51k City of Toledo, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for Englewood Neighborhood Plan
  • $10k Fifth Third Bank funding for Englewood Neighborhood Plan


2021 Projects

  • Garfield Community Plan with East Toledo Family Center
  • Broadway Mile Corridor Study with Broadway Corridor Coalition
  • Courtyard Study with Friends of Lucas County Children Services
  • Junction 6 Block Action Plan with Junction Coalition
  • Englewood Neighborhood Plan with Englewood SW Initiatives
  • St. Paul’s Feasibility Study with St. Paul’s Community Center




Developments

  • Molly Burns was hired as Project Manager in October 2020 after graduating from Miami University with a Bachelors in Architecture and a minor in Urban Design
  • We welcomed five new board members to our board: Erin Curley, Tiffanie McNair, Debra Pearson, Sean Stewart, and Anne Wistow
  • We restructured our board committees, creating 4 new committees: Executive Committees, Committee on Directors, Education and Outreach Committee, Finance and Fundraising, and the Projects Committee

Celebrating Twenty Years

In 2001 Bob Seyfang and Dick Meyers founded the Toledo Design Collective (TDC), on the mission of centering excellence and sustainability in design and planning services, that is a right for all Toledo neighborhoods, not just privilege. The TDC has grown from a few dedicated volunteer architects and planners, to a full time staff of two, multiple interns every year, and a board of over 35.