(Editor's note: The following is a press release from the Women's Endowment Fund, a fund from the Akron Community Foundation.)
The Women's Endowment Fund is partnering with local fitness instructor Jeananne Siegferth to support women and girls across greater Akron.
Siegferth is holding a Zumba benefit on Saturday, Sept. 22, the proceeds of which will support the fund's "For Women, Forever" endowment campaign . The campaign aims to raise $2.013 million by the fund's 20th anniversary in 2013. The goal is to nearly triple the fund's existing endowment, significantly increasing its grants to programs that keep women and girls healthy, protect them from violence, and help them achieve financial independence.
"Zumba focuses on helping people stay fit in a fun, non-intimidating atmosphere," said Kathy Booth, Women's Endowment Fund vice president. "It's the perfect way to support our mission of improving the mental and physical well-being of women and girls, which in turn benefits everyone in Summit County."
Siegferth is a certified group exercise instructor who specializes in Zumba and choreography. The fundraiser is open to the public, and no previous Zumba experience is necessary.
About the Women's Endowment Fund
An affiliate of Akron Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity, the Women's Endowment Fund was established in 1993 as a permanent endowment committed to encouraging the advancement of Summit County women and girls. To date, the fund has awarded more than $500,000 in grants to improve the quality of life of women and girls. Contributions of any amount are welcome and can be sent to the Women's Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation, 345 W. Cedar St., Akron, Ohio, 44307. For more information, call 330-376-8522.