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Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award Dinner

Where

Hilton Akron/Fairlawn
3180 West Market St.
Akron, OH 44333
http://www.akronhilton.com/

When

10.15.2019

Time

6:00 PM

Overview

Akron Community Foundation will honor Dave Lieberth with the 52nd Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award.

Nature of Event

Administrative Contact

De Shawn Pickett
330-376-8522
dpickett@akroncf.org

Description

Dave Lieberth, a civic activist who has volunteered thousands of hours and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Akron civic, cultural and charitable organizations, will be the 2019 recipient of Akron Community Foundation’s Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award, which is presented each year to an individual or couple who has shown selfless dedication to humanitarian causes in Akron.

The Polsky Award event begins with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Dinner guests will enjoy a program led by Akron Community Foundation President and CEO John T. Petures Jr., followed by the presentation of the Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award, which is named for the former president of Polsky’s Department Store and founding trustee of Akron Community Foundation. 

Sponsorship opportunities are still available and start at $2,500. They include tickets to the award dinner and a private reception with Dave Lieberth before the event. For more information, call Margaret Medzie, vice president and chief development officer, at 330-436-5610. 

Event proceeds benefit Akron Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity that improves the quality of life in Greater Akron by building community philanthropy. 

For more information about the event or to request a printed invitation, please contact De Shawn Pickett at 330-376-8522. Registration is available online at www.akroncf.org/polskytickets.

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Category

Community Event

Event Creator

Tracy Burt
tburt@akroncf.org
330-436-5619

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