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Mother’s Day campaign raises funds for women, children in Medina County

UPublish story by Kristen Ashby

The Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation is offering community members the chance to give a Mother’s Day gift that will benefit women and children across Medina County for years to come.

During the month of April, donors can make tribute or memorial gifts in honor of the special women they know. Each honoree will receive a Mother’s Day card informing her that a gift was made in her name, though the amount of the gift will not be disclosed.

The donations will ultimately support the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund’s grant-making. The fund most recently awarded $11,400 to programs that enrich the lives of local women and children.

“Tribute donations are a wonderful way to honor loved ones while helping women and children in need in our community,” said Linda Loveless, president of the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund. “It’s the perfect gift for your mother, sister, friend or any other special woman in your life.”

To participate, contact Akron Community Foundation at 330-376-8522. Gifts must be made by April 30 to ensure honorees receive their cards by Mother’s Day.

About the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund

The Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund, an affiliate of Akron Community Foundation, was established in 1998 to improve the quality of life of women and children in Medina County. The mission of the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund is to fund organizations and programs in Medina County that support women and children, to serve as a catalyst for needed projects, and to assist women in their growth as philanthropists. The fund encourages the advancement and full participation of women and children in the community and in society. In addition, it supports organizations and programs that create opportunities for the educational, physical, emotional, social, artistic and personal growth of women and children. Since the fund’s establishment, it has grown to more than $250,000 and awarded more than $90,000 in grants. For more information, or to contribute to the Medina County Women’s Endowment fund, go to www.akroncf.org/mcwef.

About Akron Community Foundation

Celebrating 57 years of building community philanthropy, Akron Community Foundation embraces and enhances the work of charitable people who make a permanent commitment to the good of the community. In 1955, a $1 million bequest from the estate of Edwin Shaw established the community foundation. Today, it is a philanthropic endowment of more than $140 million with a growing family of more than 400 funds established by charitable people and organizations from all walks of life. The community foundation welcomes gifts of all kinds, including cash, bequests, stock, real estate, life insurance and retirement assets, just to name a few. To date, the community foundation’s funds have awarded nearly $105 million in grants to qualified nonprofit organizations. For more information about Akron Community Foundation or to learn more about creating your own charitable fund, call 330-376-8522 or visit www.akroncf.org.


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