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Women & Wealth Seminar

June 1, 2022
4:00 pm
High & Low Winery

Lessons Learned From the Pandemic: Women as the Financial Leaders of the Family
Featuring Jaleigh White, CPA, Director of Baird Family Wealth

In this interactive live program, we'll explore:

  • The impact of stepping out of the workforce to care for family members on your own retirement goals
  • How the pandemic reshaped women's philanthropic and legacy goals
  • Your role in teaching your children and grandchildren financial literacy skills amid changes in the education system
  • The impact of remote learning and remote work environments
  • Issues that arise with siblings when caring for aging parents, including naming a power of attorney and executor of estate

Thank you to our event sponsor, Baird. Presented by the Professional Advisor Council of Akron Community Foundation in partnership with the Women's Endowment Fund and Medina County Women's Endowment Fund.

Questions? Contact Laura Lederer at 330-436-5611 or

exhALE: Advancing Lived Equality

June 3, 2022
6:00 pm
The Trailhead at Cascade Lofts
Gay Community Endowment Fund

Join the Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation for its annual celebration, exhALE: Advancing Lived Equality. This signature event celebrates the fund's impact in the community and recognizes its most recent grant and scholarship recipients. Proceeds support academic scholarships for LGBTQ+ and allied students in Greater Akron.

This year’s event will showcase the life-changing work of the fund's grant recipients and feature the presentation of the 2022 Paul Daum Award to Cindy Christman, who has demonstrated a significant commitment to LGBTQ+ causes in Greater Akron. Guests will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music and entertainment, and the chance to win a 50/50 raffle.

Register today, or reserve up to six VIP tickets now by becoming a sponsor. It's an excellent opportunity to show your support for Greater Akron’s LGBTQ+ community and help to build a brighter future for the next generation of LGBTQ+ students and allies.

Happy Hour for Young Professionals

June 23, 2022
4:00 pm
High & Low Winery, Medina

Join us for a casual happy hour event for young professional advisors in Greater Akron. It's a fun opportunity to connect with local colleagues while learning how Akron Community Foundation can equip you to accomplish your clients' goals through philanthropy.

Enjoy light appetizers and libations while competing with your colleagues in a series of fun, fast-paced games. We'll also hear from Andrew Shepperd, president and founder of Project Outrun, to learn how the organization uses custom shoes to empower kids and their families as they battle pediatric cancer.

Spark Hope

June 23, 2022
5:30 pm
Blue Heron Brewery & Event Center
Medina County Community Fund

You're invited to join the Medina County Community Fund of Akron Community Foundation for its annual meeting, Spark Hope. This year's event will kick-off the summer with a celebration of the fund's positive impact on the community and spotlight the fund's 2022 grant recipients.

Guests will enjoy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, mark the surpassing of $1 million in charitable assets, learn about the vital work of grant recipients, participate in a dessert auction and more. You can purchase your tickets now, or reserve up to eight VIP tickets now by becoming a sponsor. As an integral part of the Medina County community, we hope you will consider sponsoring this year's Spark Hope event to help us continue making a difference in the lives of our neighbors.

Blue Jean Bash

September 22, 2022
6:00 pm
John S. Knight Center
Akron Marathon Sustainability Fund

Put on your blue jeans and join the Akron Marathon as it kicks off race weekend and celebrates 20 years along the Blue Line. This fundraising event will benefit the Akron Marathon Sustainability Fund of Akron Community Foundation.

This year's event will feature a VIP cocktail hour, food stations, an open bar, a live auction, live entertainment, running celebrities, a walk down the 20-year history of the Blue Line, interactive displays, photo opportunities and more. Don't miss it!

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