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, April 24, at Quaker Station at Quaker Square Inn at the University of Akron.
This year’s event will feature Emmy-nominated television producer Dee Haslam, the CEO and founder of RIVR Media. Haslam, the president of the Cleveland Browns Foundation and the wife of Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, will share her experience in women’s leadership and philanthropy during a question-and-answer session at the dinner.
Corporate and individual sponsorships range from $1,500 to $10,000 for the presenting sponsorship, which includes the opportunity to introduce Haslam in front of hundreds of community leaders, business professionals and nonprofit advocates.
“This is a unique opportunity for businesses to show their support for the women and girls in our community,” said event co-chair Cindy Johnson, partner at Bober Markey Fedorovich. “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. The event will feature a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and a program at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale in March. To request an invitation, register for the Women’s Endowment Fund’s e-newsletter at www.akroncf.org/wefnews.
About the Women’s Endowment Fund The Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation wasestablished 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 awarded nearly $600,000 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 the Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation, 345 W. Cedar St., Akron, Ohio, 44307. F
or more information, call (330) 376-8522 or visit www.akroncf.org/wef.
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 nearly $110 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.