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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 Renee Scherick.

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For online gifts, please select "This is a campaign gift" on the giving form. You may also choose to set up a payment plan for up to three years by selecting "Contact me about recurring billing." A member of our finance team will reach out to you to set up your payments.

Circle of Inclusion Donors

Virginia Addicott
Anonymous
Drs. Mark & Sandy Auburn
Lisa Aurilio & Dianne LaCerva
Adam & Tracy Besenyodi
Tom & Dona Cardone
Cindy Christman
Constance Dubick
John Garofalo & Matt Melton

As of July 1, 2021

Ellen & 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
Brent Pawlecki
Steven Schmidt & Richard J. Krochka

All Donors

From Nov. 1, 2020, to Feb. 28, 2021, the following individuals, families and organizations contributed gifts and services to the Gay Community Endowment Fund to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ people in Greater Akron. We're grateful for their generosity.

Anonymous (20)
Virginia Abell
Eileen Able
Denise Adams
Virginia C. Addicott
Akron Children's Hospital
Akron Community Foundation
Carlie Ali-Hassan
Jeffery M. Allison
Michael Altomare
Beth Amer
Veronica Andrews
Linda Aring
Drs. Mark & Sandy Auburn
Lisa A. Aurilio
George & Maureen Bain
Sarah Barrow
Sandra Beichler
Debra Q. Bennett
Maryann Betz
Muge Bilgin
Julie Bindreiter
Laura Bishop
Fran Bittle
Christi Blackerby
Jon Bluebond & Toby Weber
Josh Blythe
Deb Bogniard
Wendy Bolas
Lyn Boldt
Christy Bolingbroke
Joan Bolingbroke
Amanda Bouffard
Brad & Amy Bowers
Drew Brubaker
Lynn M. Bruner
Lloyd Max Bunker & Anthony Bianchi
Patty Buschko
Robert M. Cain
Marian Calvin
Clacy Camel
Anne Cannon
Capital Business Resources Inc.
Tara Caporuscio
Tom & Dona Cardone
Deanna Carleton
Robert Carlyon
Mr. and Mrs. Allen G. Carter
Edward Castelli
Andrew Chappell
Pearl Cheek
Child Guidance & Family Solutions Inc.
John & Mary Kay Chlebina
Linda Chrisopulos
Dr. Alice Christie
Cindy Christman
Judith Christy
David Ciocca
Drs. Phil & Gerardo Cisneros-Seibel
Jennifer C. Clements
Pamela Collins
Community AIDS Network/Akron Pride Initiative
Sue Conery
Brenda Cook
Gary Corbett
Anita Crabbe
Casey Cramer
Paula Cramer
Dr. John R. & Frank Crawford-Spinelli
Eric & Marlene Czetli
Marc Dantonio
Karen Daverio
Debra Deane
Laura Wood deForest
Jane E. Delcamp
Lisa D. Denson
Jackie Derrow
Dana Pulk Dickinson
Ken Ditlevson
Deb Dobol
Jane Douglas
Tracy Douglas
Constance Dubick
Carla Eisenloffel
Stuart & Beverly Eisner
Scott R. Eller
Tracy Emrick
Dorothy Erb
Mary Jane Esber
Nancy Facchiano
Deborah & George Farris
Erika Federman
Elizabeth Feesler
Barbara Feld
Carrie Felder
FirstEnergy Foundation
Karen Fisher
FIT Technologies
Jon Fiume
Kimberly Fleischman
Lia A. Fleming
Andrew & Laura Fligor
Susan Flowers
Michelle Flynn
Bill Foster
Eric & Caroline Franklyn
Libby Fudo
Dianna & Donald Fugate
Kacey Yates Gable
Jenee & Jennifer Garlando
John Garofalo & Matt Melton
Stephannie & Ellen Garrett
Jamie Gellner
Tom & Daralee Ghinder
Jeremy Gilpatric
Terry Glidden
Glen Goldney
Linda M. Golubski
Cary Goodin
S. Mark Goodman
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
John Grafton & Richard Worswick
Douglas & Maria Green
Penny Gretsinger
Paula Guran
Jonas & Maria Hagg
Gregory Hail & Matthew Culler
Lindsay Hailer
Karen Hajarian
Simona Hall
Jen L. Hardin


Joyce Hargreaves
Tati Harris
Miekeleen Hart
Sue G. Hartschuh
Louise Kuhns Harvey
Jason Hazen
MaryAnn Heed
Karen Heffernan
James L. Helmuth
Amanda Hertvik
Patti Hester
Marilyn Hicks
Lisa Hilling
Dani Hixenbaugh
Jeffrey Hohman
Rabbi David & Toby Horowitz
Thomas Horwood
Nora Houser
Karen Hrdlicka
Gretchen Hubach
Laura Hunsicker
Brent Hunt
Danielle Hupp
Tom Hutchison
Dan Hyatt
Chad Immel, Edward Jones
Beth Ingram
Julie A. Irvin
Kay Jackson
Kenneth Johnson
Sylvia Johnson
Patricia Jolly
Amy Jones
Eric Jones & Bob Kish
Julie Jones & Mishelle Harriger
Andrea Jopperi
William Jordan
Terry Jurkoshek
Audrey & Ed Kancler
Beth A. Kartarius
Matt & Lisa Kaulig
Mary Jane Keating
Glenn Kerr
Bernie Kiel
Robin Kilbride
Susan Kinnamon
Taylor Kinsinger
Cindy Kirkbaumer
Kevin Klemm
Pat Klemm
Michael Knapik & Mark Hostettler, M.D.
Kathleen Koch
Doug & Kathy Kohl
Mike & Joan Kolk
David & Nancy Koly
Jody Miller Konstand
Joe Korane
Diane Kozik
Mary Anne Krejci
Kristina Kremer
Karen Krino & Gary L. Rickel
Grace Krochka
Kathleen Kuhlman
Kuhn Computer Solutions LLC
Andrew Kyprianou
Labels & Letters
Debbie Laferty
Karen Lahovich
Susan Lanham
Dana Lawless-Andric
Mary Lehman
Thomas F. Lentz
Brooke & Chase Leonelli
Steven M. Licciardi
Keith Liechty-Clifford
Lora Lindeman
Denise Liszka
Janet & Steve Little
Kathy Little
Karin Lopper-Orr
Randal Lowry
Deborah Luchka
Keith Luna
Paula Lynn
Ray & Jill Madonia
James Maguire Jr.
Holli Mallak
Lynne Malone
Lindo Mancini
Cathy Mannos
Shelley Mapp & Christine Horvath
Steven & Andrea Masica
Ellen Mastrangelo
John Mastrojohn & Dale Michael Davids
Sue Mathieu
Ann Mathis
Donna McConnell
Kathy Mccue
Cindy McDonald
Myrna McDougal
Kelly McIntire
Sue McKibben
Bradley McKitrick
Robert & Babette Medcalf, Net Revenue Associates LLC
John Messina
Elizabeth Meyer
Ann Sheldon Mezger
Leah Michalos
Kris Mikolajczyk & Annette Nicoloff
Marcas Miles
Allison Millham
Colleen Mindzak
Barbara & Marilyn Minney
Kelly Mocarski
Chelsea Modlich
Dawn Moeglin
Phil Montgomery & Andrew Schuellerman
Marie Morgan & Craig Griffin
Karen Moyer & Bruce Kahn
Eustacia Netzel-Hatcher
Jane Nickerson
Annette Nicoloff
David & Robyn Nist
Stacey Nofziger
Leslie Nordmeyer
Nevin & Laura Nussbaum
Emily O'Brien
Carol O'Connell
Mary Bea O'Connor
Michelle O'Connor
Peggy O'Neal


Dana Osborne
Ann & David Otto
Thomas Palombo
George Park
Sarah Partington
Donald Patacca, D.D.S.
J. Brent Pawlecki
Linda Peshoff
PFLAG Akron
Jessica Pinsky
Roger Pitre
PNC Financial Services Group
Andra Polasky
Themos Politis
Alyssa Portwood
Joyce Powell
Lori Prentice
Susan Prunty
Paula Puleo-Winsky
Caitlin Rambacher
Kate Raymond & Michelle Krocker
The Read Family
June Refine
Kathy Ress
Rosemary Reymann & Donald Schmid
Dan & Nancy Rice
Scott Riegger
Lynn Riemenschneider
Patrick & Patricia Ritchie
Sue Ritzman
Karla Rivers
Rick & Alita Rogers
Michele L. Root
Diana Ross
Juliet Roth
Ellen Routson
Patricia C. Roy
Luciana Rutecki
Shane Salomone
Malinda Sampsell
Lauri Sandels
Linda Santschi
Michael & Donna Sapp
Dave & Kappy Sarver
Andriy Savka
Maria Schimer
Matt Schlarb
Steven Schmidt & Richard J. Krochka
The Steven Schmidt and Richard J. Krochka Family Fund of Akron Community Foundation
Brenda Schneider
Cynthia Morris Schostak
Laurie Schrank & Gary Lowry
Pamela Schroeder
Richard & Michelle Schultz
Jessica Schurr
Jane Scott
Gabriele Seibel
Tristan Seiler & Derek Tholt
Rev. Dr. Sandra Selby
Charles Sellner
Jeff & Linda Shackelford
Ilene Shapiro
Nathan Sickman
Kathy Sidaway
Susan Slaby
Richard Slater
Barbara Slayman
Beth Slayman
Rebecca Slayman
James Slowiak
Aaron Smith
Cynthia Snider
Margo Snider
Judy Sombati
Mary Alice Sonnhalter
Lynn Soquel & Barbara Fisher
Jay Spencer
Joanne Stano
Julie Stanton
State and Federal Communications Inc.
Ernest Stone, D.D.S.
Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer
Steve & Barb Strayer
Theodore & Linda Swaldo
Charlie Sweeny
Lisa Swing-Corney
Kimberly Switzer
Rachel Talton
Nancy Thompson
Sabrina Tirpak
Michelle B. Tognetti
Cathy Torcasio
Kirstin Toth
Jennifer Towell
Shannon Travise
Linda L. Trevorrow
TRIAD Communications
Jeremy Troxler
Sylvia Trundle
Carrianne Tuckley
Wendy Turrell
Bob Ulm
Cheryl Urban
Cindy Venezia
Alberta Veri
Ann VerWiebe
Sarah Visher
Kathryn Vuchak
Joann Wallace
Thomas & Shirley Waltermire
Dana Walters
Susan & Howard Walton
Joy Watts
Julie Weagraff
Julie White
Shari Whitfield
Katie Widness
Jennifer E. Wilcox
Martha Williams
Jeff & Libby Wilson
Lara S. Wilson
Connie Winkler
Virginia Wojno-Forney
Teri Woodruff
Barb Wynveen
Shawn Yackmack
Susan Yingling
Susan Zake
Jayne Zellers

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