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Thank you to the charitable people and organizations who have supported the 2023 Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award event. We're grateful for your commitment to our community.



Family of H. Peter Burg

Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro's Department of Job and Family Services

Synthomer Foundation


Akron Children's

Frances Seiberling Buchholzer

Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs LLC

Cleveland Clinic Akron General

Ernst & Young LLP

GOJO Industries Inc.

Legacy Strategic Asset Management of Wells Fargo Advisors

The Maynard Family Foundation

Meaden & Moore

Peg's Foundation

Summit Management Services

United Way of Summit & Medina

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP


Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority

Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau


Brouse McDowell LPA

Community Action Akron Summit

Fifth Third Bank

Huntington National Bank

Tom & Ginny Knoll

The Lehner Family Foundation

Medical Mutual of Ohio

PNC Bank

Portage Community Bank

Roetzel & Andress

The University of Akron



Ideastream Public Media

Kent State University

Bill & Anne Lowery

Christine Chenoweth Yuhasz


AxessPointe Community Health Center

Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities

Andy Little

SeibertKeck Insurance Agency

Sikich LLP

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP


AESCO Holdings LLC

William & Rebecca Considine

Dr. Terry Gordon

Sandra Smith

Laurie Zuckerman & Steve Johnson


Drs. Mark & Sandy Auburn

Myrna Berzon

Bober Markey Fedorovich

Roxia Boykin

Cohen & Company

Dr. William & Olivia Demas

FedEx Custom Critical

Susan Flowers

Gail Grizzell

Mary Ann Jackson

Karen Lefton

The Marks Family Foundation

Greg & Jackie McDermott

Project GRAD Akron

Rev. Dr. Sandy Selby

F. William & Patricia Steere

Rebecca Guzy Woodford


Akron Area YMCA

Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank

Akron Civic Theatre

Akron Urban League

Akron Zoo

American Red Cross

Chuck & Anne Armao

Wendy Bolas

The Burton D. Morgan Foundation

Marian Calvin

Dr. Cynthia Capers

Bob & Karen Chadwick

Dr. Carla Chapman

Coleman Health Services

Community Legal Aid

Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

Marlene Czetli

Jackie Derrow

Emmanuel Christian Academy

Barbara Feld

Tim & Pam Fitzwater

Rev. Ronald J. Fowler

GAR Foundation

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio

Greater Akron Chamber

Greenleaf Family Center

Habitat for Humanity of Summit County

CJ Haines

Harmony House

Louise Kuhns Harvey

Allan & Roseanne Henderson

Jared Hoffman, Broadleaf Partners

Kathleen Hovey

Jessica Hudson

Humane Society of Summit County – Diane Johnson-Owens and Louise DiLullo

IBH Addiction Recovery

Ruby & Ivan Jackson

Paul Jarrett & Liv Pilon

Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio

Randy & Julie Katz

Dan & Carolyn Kean

Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance (Better Kenmore CDC)

Jody Konstand

Gina Krieger, VP Seven Grains Natural Market

Legacy III

David & Lynne Lieberth

Pete MacKay, Broadleaf Partners

Nan McClenaghan

New Leaf Home Design LLC

Jim & Cheryl Nilsen

Judge Joy Malek Oldfield


Ann Otto, Ph.D.

Erin Leppo Palmer

Eric Rauckhorst & Alex Eliopoulos

Stark State College

Stewart's Caring Place

Summit Metro Parks

Judge Jennifer D. Towell, Summit County Court of Common Pleas

TRIAD Communications Inc.

Truly Reaching You

Pamela Valentine

The Village Network

Jan Weaver


William Ginter

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