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Women's Endowment Fund Stories

The Women's Endowment Fund is helping charitable people and nonprofits change the lives of women and girls all over Summit County. Here are some of their stories:

imageGrant brings safety, camaraderie to Hmong women »
In 2014 and 2015, the Women’s Endowment Fund awarded a grant to ASIA Inc. to establish a needlework circle – known as a Paj Tshab Circle – for Hmong women in Akron. In addition to building relationships among Hmong women, the circle also gives ASIA staff the opportunity to share information with the women about healthy relationships and domestic violence prevention, Hmong and American cultural differences, citizenship, and community resources.

imageWomen Moving Millions offers lessons in finances, giving »
On Sept. 19, the Women’s Endowment Fund partnered with Akron Community Foundation and Fairport Asset Management to present “Women Moving Millions,” a financial and philanthropic education program designed just for women.

imageA story of legacy: the Pearl Leeper Korman and Sandy Korman Auburn Fund »
Pearl Leeper Korman grew up in Akron during the Great Depression, leaving college to work outside of the home, which was uncommon for women during this time. She worked full-time, even with a chronic medical condition, and went on to make a number of sacrifices to provide an enriching life for her daughter, Sandy Auburn, who, with her husband, Mark, decided to honor Korman’s legacy by establishing the Pearl Leeper Korman and Sandy Korman Auburn Fund at Akron Community Foundation.

imageNew award pays homage to Judy Read »
The Women’s Endowment Fund is proud to announce the Judith A. Read Tribute Award for Service & Advocacy for Women in recognition of Judy Read’s tireless commitment to advancing the rights and empowerment of women and girls in Summit County.

imageForum sparks discussion on critical women's issues »
Dozens of nonprofit leaders, community volunteers and city officials recently gathered for the Women’s Endowment Fund’s biannual Forum on Women and Girls, which brings area thought leaders together to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing women and girls in Greater Akron.