Medina County Women's
Collaborating to help Medina County's women and children
In 1998, three women from Medina County gathered to discuss how they could address the growing needs of the county's women and children. They knew that the well-being of local families and the community as a whole depended on the quality of life of its women and children.
|MCWEF founders Jane Lang, Katie Horn and Gwen Rivers
received the Agent of Change Award in 2006.
With the help of Akron Community Foundation, they found 80 like-minded philanthropists who were interested in creating an endowment fund that would support this cause forever. Combined, their gifts of $104,000 established the Medina County Women's Endowment Fund.
Structured in concert with Akron Community Foundation’s Women's Endowment Fund
, which serves Summit County, the Medina County Women's Endowment Fund accepts grant applications
for organizations and programs that support women and children in the Medina County area. It specifically makes grants
to programs that create opportunities for the educational, physical, emotional, social, artistic and personal growth of women and children.