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Medina County Women's Endowment Fund Stories

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

imageGrant equips women with professional interview attire »
What would you do if you had a job interview and couldn’t find the right thing to wear in your closet? Most of us would head to a nearby retailer and fill those clothing gaps. But many women in Medina County don't have that luxury. A grant to First Impression is now helping to fill those needs.

imageSmucker gift will support grantmaking in Medina County »
The Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund will receive a substantial boost to its grantmaking next year, thanks to the generosity of a well-known local company. The J.M. Smucker Company has committed $500,000 to Akron Community Foundation over the next five years, and the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund will receive a portion of those funds to distribute during its annual grant cycles.

imageCampaign celebrates impact, looks to future »
As the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund approaches its 20th anniversary in 2018, fund leaders are celebrating this significant milestone with a campaign to grow the endowment for future generations. The Legacy Tree of Giving Campaign aims to raise $104,000 to match the contributions of the fund’s original donors, which would enable MCWEF to permanently increase its grantmaking to programs for women and children in Medina County.

imageA tribute to two of MCWEF’s founders »
It is with sadness that we note the passing of two of MCWEF's founders, Jane Lang and Gwen Rivers. Each was instrumental to MCWEF in her own way. "Jane and Gwen were tireless advocates for the mission of MCWEF and brought to life their vision to fund programs supporting women and children," said co-founder Katie Horn Woodcock.

imageGrant combats growing opioid epidemic in Wadsworth »
In 2017, the Medina County Women's Endowment Fund awarded a $3,500 grant to the Wadsworth Drug Free Community Coalition to support substance abuse awareness programs. This community-wide initiative empowers drug-free families and teens while providing resources to those who currently struggle with addiction.