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Tickets on sale for Medina County Community Fund spring fundraiser

UPublish story by Kristen Ashby

The Medina County Community Fund of Akron Community Foundation will hold its annual Spring into Summer fundraiser on Friday, June 20, 2014. The happy hour event celebrates the philanthropy of Medina County residents and raises money for the endowment fund, which supports nonprofits that improve the lives of all people in Medina County. Tickets are on sale now at

Held at Fox Meadow Country Club, the event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The evening will feature musical entertainment, live and silent auctions, and a grand prize raffle to win a corporate suite for an upcoming Cleveland Indians game. In addition, the fund’s 2014 grant recipients will be announced. Last year, the fund awarded $27,000 to programs that provide life skills training to people with disabilities, employment and volunteer services to mentally ill adults, and more.

Tickets for the event cost $55 for single tickets, or $50 apiece for two or more tickets. The deadline to register is June 13. For more information about the event, contact Denise Testa, event co-chair, at 330-721-2213 or Or, to purchase raffle tickets, contact the fund’s executive director, Tim Hagerty, at 216-337-5888.

About the Medina County Community Fund

The Medina County Community Fund, an affiliate fund of Akron Community Foundation, serves as a philanthropic endowment for Medina County. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for Medina County residents, now and in the future. The income from this fund is distributed annually to qualified nonprofit organizations that provide a wide range of cultural, educational, health and community services. To date, the fund has grown to approximately $700,000 and awarded more than $400,000 in grants. For more information, or to contribute to the Medina County Community Fund, visit

About Akron Community Foundation

Celebrating 58 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 $181 million with a growing family of more than 450 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 more than $111 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

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