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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
Judge Carol J. Dezso
Constance Dubick

As of Oct. 10, 2021

John Garofalo & Matt Melton
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
J. Brent Pawlecki
Steven Schmidt & Richard J. Krochka

All Donors

From March 1 to Sept. 30, 2021, 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.

91.3 The Summit
Virginia Abell
Virginia Addicott
Akron Children's Hospital
Anonymous
Drs. Sandy & Mark Auburn
Lisa Aurilio & Dianne LaCerva
Sarah Banzhof
Thomas Besenyodi
Tracy & Adam Besenyodi
Fran Bittle
Beth Blickensderfer
Chris Blythe
Joan Bolingbroke
Amy & Brad Bowers
Lynn M. Bruner
Tommy J. Bruno
Dr. Donald Burkholder
Michael & Barbara Burrows
Patty Buschko
Marian Calvin
Carissa Campbell
Michelle Carano
Tom & Dona Cardone
Donae Ceja
John Chames & Elizabeth Bartz
Pearl Cheek
John & Mary Kay Chlebina
Cindy Christman
Charlene Colvin
Marlene & Eric Czetli
Jo Dangel & Diane Kovachik
Karen T. Daverio
Leslie Derrig
Ken Ditlevson
Jennifer Doucet
Todd Downerd
Constance Dubick
Judith Dzigiel
Carla Eisenloffel
Thomas E. Eisenloffel
Scott R. Eller
Brian Elter & Mark Williams
Nancy Facchiano
Rick & Lisa Fedorovich
Jon Fiume
Marcy Fleming
Eric & Caroline Franklyn
Dianna & Donald Fugate
John Garofalo & Matt Melton
Stephannie & Ellen Garrett
Jennifer Gaylor
Jamie Gellner
Gervasi Vineyard & Italian Bistro
David S. Glenny
Glenn Goldney
Linda Golubski
John Grafton & Richard Worswick
Barbara Greene
Gregory Hail & Matthew Culler
Darlene Hall


Tammy Hanshaw
Jen & Marcus Hardin
Kathy Harris
Jason Hazen
Karen Heffernan
Marci Held
James L. Helmuth
James Hester
Patti Hester
Dani Hixenbaugh
Rabbi David M. Horowitz
Jennifer Humphrey
Laura Hunsicker
Ronald Imbrogno
Kellie Johnson
Jones Group Interiors Charitable Fund of Akron Community Foundation
Jones Group Interiors Inc.
Eric Jones & Bob Kish
Julie Jones
Margaret Jordan
Ed & Audrey Kancler
Matt & Lisa Kaulig
Lisa King
Cindy Kirkbaumer
Bob Kish
Beth Knorr
Doug & Kathy Kohl
Kohrman Jackson & Krantz LLP
Nancy Koly
Labels & Letters
Lamar Outdoor Media
Leader Publications
Susan Lee
Ross & Heather Licata
Keith Liechty-Clifford
Janet Little
Faye Logan
Karin Lopper-Orr
Andrew Lucas
James Mahon
Norman Mallard
Andrea M. Masica
Eileen McCarthy
Cindy McDonald
Sharon McDowell
McKenica & Associates Agency, Allstate Insurance
Bradley McKitrick
David McPeek
Robert & Babette Medcalf
Christine Meeker
Judge Kathryn Michael
Dan Miller & Terry McIlvaine
Gary & Georgia Nix Miller
Allison Millham
Barbara & Marilyn Minney
Phil Montgomery & Andrew Schuellerman
Jacob Nash
Rob & Pam Newbold
Lisa Nicklash



Jim & Cheryl Nilsen
Barbara Churchill Nonno
Kim Nott
Colleen Pallone
J. Brent Pawlecki
PBS Western Reserve
Tonia Peacock
Andra Polasky
John P. Radcliff
Kate Raymond & Michelle Krocker
The Read Family
Kathy Ress
Holly Rhodes
Jennifer Rhodes
Daniel M. Rice
Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands
Michael & Donna Sapp
Renee & Matthew Scherick
Steven P. Schmidt & Richard J. Krochka
Brenda Schneider
Kris Schnell
Estate of Peter Lee Schofield
Brian Schultz
Jeffrey Shackelford
Robert Shapiro
Kathy Sidaway
Cheryl Sigsworth
Sharon & Kevin Silver
Paul Sparano
Jay Spencer
Janice Stahl
State and Federal Communications Inc.
Nancy Steed
Arielle Steffen
Studio Trendz
Jeff Taylor
Ed Theiss & Brad Neikirk
Doreen Thorne
Todaro's Party Center
Jennifer Towell
Shannon Travise
Todd, Lori & Collin Trehan
TRIAD Communications
Jeremy Troxler
Sylvia Trundle
Carrianne Tuckley
Lisa Turkalj-Painter
Caeli Twark
The University of Akron
Cindy Venezia
Alberta Veri
Lauren Vinsick
Susan Gaebel Wallace
Jessica Walsh
Julie Weagraff
Jay & Angie Wells
Jeff Wilson
Libby Wilson
Shane Wynn
Susan Yingling

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