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Medina County Community Fund to host annual celebration June 23

Spark Hope | Thursday, June 23, 2022 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM | Blue Heron Event Center | 3227 Blue Heron Trace | Medina, OH 44256


Tickets are now available for the Medina County Community Fund’s 2022 annual meeting, Spark Hope, on Thursday, June 23. This signature event is a celebration of the fund’s positive impact on the community.

At the event, fund leaders will announce the fund’s 2022 grant recipients and celebrate reaching a milestone of $1 million in charitable assets. The event will honor Medina County Community Fund co-founders Nobby Lewandowski and Jack Holland for their role in establishing and growing the endowment fund.

The celebration will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Blue Heron Brewery & Event Center. Guests will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, followed by a dessert auction featuring delicious treats from local bakers. Tickets are $65 and can be purchased online at

Proceeds from the event support the Medina County Community Fund’s grantmaking to programs that improve the quality of life of all Medina County residents. Recent grants have supported equine therapy programs for veterans, provided financial assistance to residents facing a medical crisis, equipped students with remote learning resources, and more.

Sponsors of the 2022 Spark Hope event include RPM International Inc.; Brock11 Consulting; Carlson Funeral Homes; Michael A. Goyette, D.D.S.; Sperry Commercial – The Masica Company; Westfield Bank; Akron Community Foundation; Hope Research Enterprise LLC; and Mike Kovack, Medina County Auditor.

Opportunities to sponsor the event are still available. Sponsorships range from $250 to $2,500 and include complimentary tickets to the event and recognition in event materials, among other benefits. For more information about becoming a sponsor, contact Deb Hoffman at 330-436-5614 or

About the Medina County Community Fund
The Medina County Community Fund, an affiliate fund of Akron Community Foundation, serves as a permanent philanthropic endowment for Medina County. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for Medina County residents, now and in the future. The income from this fund is distributed annually to qualified nonprofit organizations that provide a wide range of cultural, educational, health and community services. To date, the fund has grown to more than $1.1 million and awarded nearly $650,000 in grants. For more information, or to contribute to the Medina County Community Fund, visit

About Akron Community Foundation
Celebrating 67 years of building community philanthropy, Akron Community Foundation embraces and enhances the work of charitable people who make a permanent commitment to the good of the community. In 1955, a $1 million bequest from the estate of Edwin Shaw established the community foundation. It is a philanthropic endowment of nearly $280 million with a growing family of more than 780 funds established by charitable people and organizations from all walks of life. The community foundation and its funds welcome gifts of all kinds, including cash, bequests, stock, real estate, life insurance and retirement assets, just to name a few. To date, the community foundation’s funds have awarded nearly $206 million in grants to qualified nonprofit organizations. For more information about Akron Community Foundation or to learn more about creating your own charitable fund, call 330-376-8522 or visit

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