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Circle of Inclusion

The Circle of Inclusion was created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Gay Community Endowment Fund. Members of this new giving campaign receive special recognition for their role in growing GCEF's endowment. The circle welcomes gifts and pledges of $1,000 or more, and all donations support the fund's mission of advancing a lived equality for LGBTQ+ people in Greater Akron. To learn more about the Circle of Inclusion, please contact Margaret Medzie.

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Circle of Inclusion Donors

As of July 1, 2022

Virginia Addicott
Anonymous
Drs. Mark & Sandy Auburn
Lisa Aurilio & Dianne LaCerva
Adam & Tracy Besenyodi
Tom & Dona Cardone
Cindy Christman
Judge Carol J. Dezso
Diebold Foundation
Constance Dubick

John Garofalo & Matthew Melton
Ellen Garrett
Stephannie Garrett
Jenn Gaylor
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
John Grafton & Richard Worswick
Gregory Hail & Matthew Culler
Rabbi David & Toby Horowitz
Eric Jones & Bob Kish
Julie Jones & Mishelle Harriger

Audrey & Ed Kancler
Doug & Kathy Kohl
Michelle Krocker & Kate Raymond
Ross & Heather Licata
Bob & Babette Medcalf
Barbara Marie and Marilyn S. Minney
Phil Montgomery & Andrew Schuellerman
J. Brent Pawlecki
Steven Schmidt & Richard J. Krochka
Jeremy Troxler

All Donors

From Oct. 1, 2021, to Feb. 28, 2022, the following donors contributed gifts and services to the Gay Community Endowment Fund or the GCEF Scholarship Fund to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ people in Greater Akron. We're grateful for their generosity.

Susan Abell
Denise Adams/Studio Trendz & Lisa Denson/Asila Group
Virginia Addicott
Akron Community Foundation
Akron Community Foundation's Discretionary Fund
Akron Pride Festival
Becky Alexander
Ellen Alexander
Carlie Ali-Hassan
Jeffery M. Allison
Beth Amer
Anonymous
John & Alexa Anthony
Linda Aring
Angela Arnold
Melanie Avdeyev
Ramona Ayers
Marilyn Backus
George & Maureen Bain
Laura Bair
Susan Baldwin
Megan Ball
Mary Lou Ballard
Heather A. Bartzi
Ann Beach
Ellen Beckle
Patricia Belcastro
Gail Belton
Jenifer Bemins
Meghan Beringer & Diane Geiger
Megan Berkenstock
Kaitlyn Berki
Adam & Tracy Besenyodi
Thomas Besenyodi
Maryann Betz
Mark Biddlestone
Muge Bilgin
Julie Bindreiter
Jeff Bixby
Charles & Michelle Blondel
Wendi Bluey
Sandra Bly
Josh & Chris Blythe
Beth Boggins
Deb Bogniard
Christy Bolingbroke
Maryann Bolster
Robert Bonds
Edna Borders
Christopher & Vicki Boshkos
Amanda Bouffard
Candace Bowen
Julie Boyle
Madeline & Libert Bozzelli
Carol Brady
Alison Breaux
Susan Bregar
David & Vicki Brockman
Heidi Brown
Linda Brown
Scott Brubaker
Barbara Brunot
Lloyd Max Bunker & Anthony Bianchi
Patty Buschko
Jack Bush & Tracie Palmer
Amelia Butler
Jason & Lauren Butterworth
Robert M. Cain
Harriet Calcagno
Marian Calvin
Carissa Campbell
Kim Campbell
Cheryl Cannatti
Anne Cannon
Capital Business Resources Inc.
Dona & Tom Cardone
Deanna Carleton
Jennifer Carro
Karen Carson
Jean Case
Ruth Casey
Caulfield Charitable Fund, a donor advised fund of Fidelity Charitable
Karen Celek
Kristina Chapman
Douglas Chapman-Smith & Elisabeth Chapman
Andrew Chappell
Kassie Charnley
Debra Chase
Linda Chiera
John & Mary Kay Chlebina
Melissa Chow
Alfred V. Ciraldo
Madison Clark
Kerry Clawson
Chip Clupper
Aaron & Heather Cole
John Collins Co., LPA
Debbie Comeriato
Community AIDS Network/Akron Pride Initiative
Anita Converse
Brenda Cook
Pamela Corbett
Lisa Cotten
Tana Covey
Marie Covington
Deborah Cowart
Alfred Cowger
Casey Cramer
Dr. John R. & Frank Crawford-Spinelli
Carin Crislip
Shawn Crone & Robbie Fox
Vincent B. Curry
Marlene & Eric Czetli
Sarah Dalrymple
Dave Towell Cadillac
Robin Davenport
Kathey Davis
Traci Davis
Debra Deane
Becky DeGirolamo
Jane E. Delcamp
Joni DeMatteis
Viola Devany
Brian Devericks
Tim Devlin
Judge Carol J. Dezso
Gary & Rhonda Didado
Diebold Foundation
Denise Diestel
Deb Dobol
Samantha Donaldson
Elizabeth Doran
Kalee Dotson
Tracy Douglas
Thad Doyle
Lisa Dregalla
Laura Duryea
Patricia L. Easton
Diane Eichler
Carla & Thomas Eisenloffel
Lisa Ennis
Carlene Eplin
Dr. Dorothy Erb
Mary Jane Esber
Carol Esplin
Jeanette Eustache
Stacy Evans
Executive Arrangements Inc.
Ashley Fahey
Matt Fahringer
Fair Housing Advocates Association
Deborah Farris
Antonio Fernandez & Brian Knox
Justine Fiehn
Cheryl Filion
Mary Ann Fink
First National Bank
Kayla Fish
Jon Fiume
Theresa Fogle
Kathleen Folkerth
Denise Frericks
Katie Fry
Eric & Libby Fudo
Dianna Fugate
Jenean Gabbert
Dawn Gainer
Elizabeth Gambone
Joseph Gardner
John Garofalo & Matt Melton
Stephannie Garrett
Bruce Gaynor
Kurt Geissler
Jamie Gellner
Catherine George
Gervasi Vineyard
Daralee Ghinder
Victoria Giovangnoli
Atalie Givens
Tom Gober & Dr. Robert Zavodny

Gold Clipper Magazine
Glenn Goldney
S. Mark Goodman
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Becky Gossett
Nancy Reymann Gotfredson
Jennifer Goumas
John Grafton & Richard Worswick
Lisa Gray
Penny Gretsinger
Daria Grimes
Laura Grygorcewicz
JoAnne Grzegorek
Paula Guran
Vayda & Carmyn Guran
Gregory Hail & Matthew Culler
Lindsay Hailer & Craig Morgan
Jessica Haines
Simona Hall
Melissa Hanes
Jenn Hansel
Sam & Sandra Haramis
Joyce Hargreaves
Robert Harp
Kathy Harris
Linda Hart
Corrine Hartman
Louise Kuhns Harvey
Christopher Hawks
Virginia Hayne
Jason Hazen
Christine Herrera
Amanda Hertvik
James & Susan Hester
Patti Hester
Donald Hicks
Nancy Hill
Nina L. Hillery
Pat Himmelreich
Joni Hite
Dani Hixenbaugh
Jean Hockwalt
Michael Hohman Fund for Homeless LGBTQ Teens of Akron Community Foundation
Sharon Hohman
Pamela Hood
Julie Horn
David, Theo, and Dora Horowitz
Sara Horst
Catherine Houk
Nora Houser
Claudia Hower
Gretchen Hubach
Brent Hunt
Carol Hunt
Tom Hutchison
Jessica Huth
Chad Immel, Edward Jones
Kelsey Innocent
Jean Janchar
Sylvia Johnson
Kathleen Johnston
Jones Group Interiors Inc.
Eric Jones & Bob Kish
Jodi Jones
Julie Jones & Mishelle Harriger
Tom Jones
Andrea Jopperi
Teresa Jurkoshek
Jillian A. Kane
Nikolina Karovski
Beth A. Kartarius
Alexandria Kasapis
Matt & Lisa Kaulig
Mary Jane Keating
Nancy Kelley
Glenn Kerr
Bill & Bernie Kiel
Robin Kilbride
Taylor Kinsinger
Kathy Kirk
Jan & Terrie Kleinman
Stephanie Klisan
Mary Anne Krejci
Kristina Kremer
Karen Krino & Gary L. Rickel
Grace Krochka
Debbie Laferty
Karen Lahovich
Moira LaJudice
Jim Lake
Karen Landers
Robert & Jennifer Lann
Barbara C. LaRose
Morgan L. Lasher
Susan J. Lax Attorney at Law
Kathy Lehr
Sally A. Leister
Thomas F. Lentz
Carla Letz
Steve & Cathy Leuenberger
David & Lynne Lieberth
Lora Lindeman
Denise Liszka
Karin Lopper-Orr
Bill Lowery
Sara Lucas
Bill Lutian
Ray & Jill Madonia
Heather Maimone
Susan Makus
Holli Mallak
Lynne Malone
Ann L. Manby
Lucretia Mandala
Shelley Mapp & Christine Horvath
Gretchen March
Meredith Marchand-Feeney
Nancy Marchetta
Darin Marchok
Steve & Jeannine Marks
Sue Martin
Andrea M. Masica
Ellen Mastrangelo
Angie & Steve Matesevac
Thomas Mattingly & Jonathan Williams
Travis Maxwell
Timothy Maynard
Diana McCool
Myrna McDougal
Pamela Mcgarrity
Elizabeth McGrath
Jeffrey McHugh
Mary McShane
Bob & Babette Medcalf, Net Revenue Associates LLC
John Messina
Elizabeth Meyer
Dan Miller & Terry McIlvaine
Marilyn S. Minney
Francie Mishler
Kelly Mocarski
Kathleen Mockensturm
Kathleen Moffett
Phil Montgomery & Andrew Schuellerman
Dannie Moore
Marie Morgan & Craig Griffin
June Morris
Vaughn Morrison
Stephanie Moskal
Russ Moulton
Christopher P. Muntean
Michael & Melinda Murphy
Shelly Murray
Mustard Seed Market & Café
Karen Myers
Aggie Nagy
Charles & Karen Nash
Jacob Nash
Terri Nass
Jane Nickerson
Annette Nicoloff & Kristine Mikolajczyk
Robyn Nist
Leslie Nordmeyer
Evie Novak
Laura & Nevin Nussbaum
Marcie Obreza
Emily O'Brien
Michelle O'Connor
Kenneth O'Hare
Jon Oldaker
Peggy O'Neal
Christopher & Rita O'Neil
Dana Osborne
Misty Pachta
Anthony J. & Susan Paparella
Paper Mill Studio
Susan Papp
Danielle Pappas
Teri Parasson
Sarah Partington
Donald Patacca, D.D.S.
Stephanie D. Patterson
Dorothy Peachock
Natalie Peacock
Tiffany Peets

Cindy and John T. Petures, Jr. Family Fund of Akron Community Foundation
Martha & Bobby Peyak
PFLAG Akron
Pickard Commercial Group
Gina Piunno
PNC Financial Services Group
Craig & Charlene Polasky
Heather Pollock
Alyssa Portwood
Michelle Potenzini
Joseph Powell
Joyce Powell
Sonya Presper
Amie Prezioso
Christopher Prior
James & Julie Pulk
Joanna Quandt
Nancy Rainieri
Caitlin Rambacher
Dorothy Rapp
Christine Rasor
Gretchen & Loren Raymond
Kate Raymond & Michelle Krocker
Margaret Ready
Ric & Kelly Reedy
Jerry & Wendy Reeves
Rita Reeves
June Refine
Lori Reilly
Mickey & Angie Remen
Lynne Rench
Dr. Michael Reodica & Mr. Christopher Penick
Froncie Repetti
Linda Reyes
Nancy Rhinehart
Nancy J. Rhodes
Nancy Rice
Scott Riegger
Judy Ripple
Patrick & Patricia Ritchie
Sue Ritzman
Karla Rivers
Kim Rivers
RMPS Publishing
Rick & Alita Rogers
Mr. Duane Rollins
Michele L. Root
Janice Roszczyk
Jason Roth
Patricia C. Roy
Allison Rozo
Kaylynn Ruf
Cathy S. Rumbaugh
Tiffany Ruwadi
Craig Rybus
Julian Salem
Lauri Sandels
Beth A. Sanders
Elizabeth Brainard Sandwick
Linda Santschi
David Sarver
Roberta Kleinman Saxon & Rick Saxon
Rebecca Scaglione
Joy Scala
Susan L. Scarponi
Cheryl Schlosser
Donald Schmid
Steven P. Schmidt & Richard J. Krochka
Jennifer Schott
Laurie Schrank & Gary Lowry
Brian Schultz
Danielle Schultz
Gerald L. Schweigert
The Scout Guide Cleveland and Akron
Nancy Seal
Tristan Seiler & Derek Tholt
Rev. Dr. Sandra Selby
Jeff & Linda Shackelford
Kara Shadeed
Jennifer Shaeffer
Lisa Shaheen
Beau Shaniuk & Lauren Landers
Jennifer Shannon
Dr. Debra & Bill Shaub
William Shea
Cynthia Sheeks
Alexis Shepherd
Richard Shirey
Jennifer Sibit
Sandra Sikorski
James S. Simon
Jeanne Simyak
Linda Skeen
Susan Slaby
Abigail Smith
Joyce Smith
Thomas & Sally Smucker
Cynthia Snider
Barbara Snyder
Stephen G. Sokany
Judy Sombati
Lynn Soquel & Barbara Fisher
Karen Spangler
Katie Spangler
Drs. Kevin & Brenda Spear
Jay Spencer
Square Nightclub
Margaret Stalter
Mary Jane Stanchina
Joanne Stano
Julie Stanton
Jennifer Starinsky
Beverly Stark
Lynetta Starkey
Starr Films LLC
Karen Starr
F. William & Patricia Steere
Cathy Stephens
Robert & Hilary Stimpson
Stacey Stingley
Dave Stinson
Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer & David Kelly
Joyce Strasser
Suzan Stumpf
Valerie Stutler
Summa Health
Kimberly Swallen
Charlie Sweeny
Lisa Swing-Corney
Kimberly Switzer
James Symons
Kathy Tatman
Jeff Taylor
Mary Lou Thewes
Steven Tholl
Madeline Thomas
Nancy Thompson
Karen R. Thorn
Lauren Thorn
Doreen Thorne
Caryl Tickner & Allyson Schmidt
Sabrina Tirpak
Carol Titus
Maureen Todaro
Michelle B. Tognetti
Michelle Tomallo
Cathy Torcasio
Katie Towsley
Linda L. Trevorrow
TRIAD Communications Inc.
Jeremy Troxler
Sylvia Trundle
Carrianne Tuckley
Wendy Turrell
Bob Ulm
Jill Ulrich
Unlimited Vacations & Cruises Inc.
Brandon Vansil
Melissa Velardo
Jennifer A. Victor
Sarah Visher
Erin Vollmer
Kristina Walker
Patricia Walker
Rebecca Weihe
Sally Westbrooks
Christina Whitlam
Emariana Widner
Jennifer E. Wilcox
Nancy Wilkinson
Christopher Williams
Yamaya Williams
Libby Wilson
Steve & Holly Wilt
Jason & Teri Woodruff
Sue Worstall
Barb Wynveen
Sheryl A. Yankovich
Julie Yensho
Kim Yoak
Susan Zake
Joseph & Debbie Zarconi
Drs. Miriam Zidehsarai & Michael Ensley

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