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Sugar Plum Tour


Beautiful homes throughout Greater Akron




1:00 PM


Join the Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation for its 18th annual Sugar Plum Tour of Holiday Homes. The Sugar Plum Tour is Akron's premier holiday home tour and the signature fundraiser of GCEF.

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Holiday Home Tour

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During the event, participants will have the opportunity to tour five of the area’s finest  homes, all exquisitely decorated for the holidays.

Corporate and individual sponsorships for the Sugar Plum Tour are still available and start at $500. Sponsors receive tickets to both the general tour and the private patron party, which will be held after the tour at an exclusive sixth residence from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. They also receive a limited-edition holiday ornament and many other benefits.  

Proceeds from the Sugar Plum Tour support the Gay Community Endowment Fund’s grantmaking to programs that positively impact the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, as well as Greater Akron as a whole. 

Purchase your tickets before Nov. 1 and save $5! Early bird tickets are available online at sugarplumtour.org.



Event Creator

Delinda Herman



Women’s Endowment Fund

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Inspiring, empowering and uplifting women and girls

In 1993, a group of 106 women came together with one goal in mind – to make a difference in the lives of local women and girls. Seeing a need for funding to support programs that empower this population, the women each gave $1,000 to start the Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation.

That $106,000 has since grown to $3.2 million, including funds from its recent "For Women, Forever" campaign, which raised more than $2.013 million. To date, the Women’s Endowment Fund has awarded more than $1.3 million in grants to programs that uplift, empower and educate women and girls throughout Akron and all of Summit County.

The group has also funded important studies on women and girls, including "The Economic Status of Women in Ohio," a briefing paper that uncovered great disparities based on race and ethnicity. These studies, along with the fund's biennial forum, help define the Women's Endowment Fund's grantmaking priorities.

Nonprofits interested in applying for a grant from the Women's Endowment Fund can find deadlines and other important information on our Issue-Specific Grants page.

Make a gift to the Women’s Endowment Fund. Or, read its most recent publications to see how the fund is making a difference in the lives of women and girls.

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