The 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 across Greater Akron for years to come.
Through April 30, donors can make tribute or memorial gifts in honor of the special women who have impacted their lives. In turn, those women will receive a Mother’s Day card designed specifically for the Women’s Endowment Fund by King Elementary School art students. The card will inform the honoree that a gift was made in her name, though the amount will not be disclosed.
In addition, those who contribute will receive a custom-designed temporary tattoo to publicly express their thanks to the special women in their lives. Participants are encouraged to share a photo of themselves wearing the tattoo on their social media channels to help increase awareness of the Women’s Endowment Fund.
“The Mother’s Day campaign is a great opportunity for individuals to honor a loved one while supporting causes that uplift women and girls,” said Kathy Booth, president of the Women’s Endowment Fund. “Plus, it’s the only tattoo guaranteed to make your mom smile.”
Last year’s Mother’s Day campaign raised $6,700 for the Women’s Endowment Fund. To make a gift and get your tattoo, contact Akron Community Foundation at 330-376-8522. Or, give online at www.akroncf.org/give/WEFMothersDay. 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 $735,000 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 Akron Community Foundation
Celebrating 59 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 $185 million with a growing family of more than 480 funds established by charitable people and organizations from all walks of life. The community foundation and its funds welcome 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 $121 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.