The Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation invites local residents and community leaders to save the date for its annual “For Women, Forever” dinner, which will take place Thursday, March 12, at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn.
This year’s event will feature Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, a political trailblazer and author who served as the first woman lieutenant governor of Maryland. Townsend, the eldest child of Robert and Ethel Kennedy, will share her experience in women’s leadership and philanthropy with hundreds of guests at the annual dinner. Her keynote address will focus on “women taking power seriously.”
Corporate and individual sponsorship opportunities are available, ranging from $1,500 to $10,000 for the exclusive presenting sponsorship, which includes tickets to a special meet-and-greet reception with the speaker.
“This is a unique opportunity for businesses to show their support for the women and girls in our community,” said event chair Debra Shifrin, partner at Shifrin Newman Smith Inc. “Their commitment as a sponsor will help increase our funding to critical programs that serve women and girls in need.”
“For Women, Forever” celebrates women as philanthropists and benefits the Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation. Tickets to the event will go on sale in January. To receive an invitation, register for the Women’s Endowment Fund’s e-news at www.akroncf.org/WEFnews.
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 and their growth as philanthropists. To date, the fund has grown to nearly $3 million and awarded more than $668,000 in grants to improve the quality of life of women and girls. 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, OH 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 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 $116 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.