Following Women’s History Month in March, Akron Community Foundation is offering community members the chance to honor the special women in their life with a Mother’s Day gift that will benefit women and girls across Northeast Ohio.
During the month of April, donors can make tribute or memorial gifts to the Women’s Endowment Fund and the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund in honor of women who have impacted their lives. In turn, those women will receive a beautiful Mother’s Day card informing them a gift was made in their name, though the amount will not be disclosed.
Donations will ultimately support the funds’ grant-making. The Women’s Endowment Fund awards grants to programs that improve women’s economic empowerment, safety, and health and wellness. The Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund targets programs that specifically enrich the lives of women and children in Medina County. Both funds aim to empower women as philanthropists.
“The Mother’s Day campaign is a great opportunity for individuals to honor a loved one with a beautifully decorated card while also supporting causes that uplift women and girls,” said Kathy Booth, president of the Women’s Endowment Fund.
To participate, contact Akron Community Foundation at 330-376-8522. Or, give online at www.akroncf.org/give/WEFMothersDay or www.akroncf.org/give/MCWEFMothersDay. Gifts must be made by April 30 to ensure honorees receive their cards by Mother’s Day.
About the Women’s Endowment Fund
The Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation was established in 1993 as a permanent endowment committed to encouraging the advancement of Summit County women and girls. To date, it has grown to nearly $3 million and awarded more than $650,000 in grants. Contributions of any amount are welcome and can be made online at www.akroncf.org/give/WEF or mailed to Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation, 345 W. Cedar St., Akron, Ohio, 44307. For more information, call 330-376-8522 or visit www.akroncf.org/wef.
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 $300,000 and awarded nearly $100,000 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 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 440 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 www.akroncf.org.