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Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund to host Seasons of Giving event June 11

The Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation invites local residents and community leaders to save the date for its signature Seasons of Giving event on Thursday, June 11 at Blue Heron Event Center in Medina.


Seasons of Giving celebrates philanthropy in the community. During the event, the fund will honor an outstanding female role model for giving to others in Medina County and recognize its 2020 grant recipients. Last year, the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund awarded $23,325 to nine local nonprofit organizations that support women and children in Medina County.

This year's featured speaker is Dawn Kendrick, Emmy Award-winning television journalist and creator of the multi-media storytelling platform, The Good Stuff by Dawn. The Good Stuff by Dawn highlights educational, inspirational and encouraging stories of goodwill in greater Cleveland. The heartwarming, pay-it-forward segment has been featured on local and national media outlets, including WKYC Cleveland, NBC Nightly News and USA Today. 

Kendrick is active in her community and has served on several boards for organizations including A Special Wish Cleveland, Heroes for Andy, Super Heroes To Kids In Ohio, and the Emily Jerry Foundation. She is also a supporter of the Ohio Innocence Project, and Public Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) of Ohio. 

The fund will also welcome Kristin Gambaccini, founder of the popular lifestyle blog, Perfectly Distressed, as its event emcee. Gambaccini is a contributor to TODAY’s Parenting Team and Food Club and her work has been featured on several local news outlets.

Corporate and individual sponsorship opportunities for the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund’s Seasons of Giving event range from $250 to $5,000. For more information about becoming a sponsor, visit www.akroncf.org/SeasonsofGiving or contact Heather Frey at medinacountyWEF@gmail.com.

“Seasons of Giving offers a great opportunity to learn more about local nonprofits serving women and children and network with some of Medina County’s most influential business leaders and philanthropists,” said Heather Frey, event chair. “Last year’s event garnered more than 150 guests and raised more than $7,000 to support our grantmaking efforts. This is an excellent evening of which to be a part.”

Proceeds from the event support the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund’s mission of providing grants to nonprofits that create opportunities for the educational, physical, emotional, social, artistic and personal growth of women and children. 

General admission tickets to this event will go on sale in April. To receive an invitation, register for the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund’s e-news at www.akroncf.org/MCWEFnews or contact Heather Frey at medinacountyWEF@gmail.com