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From our president: MCWEF prevails amid difficult year

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Amy Immel
Amy Immel
President, Medina County Women's Endowment Fund

Over the past few months, it has been hard to find joy when so much of our world has been turned upside down. Many of us are grieving loss of life and also grieving the loss of jobs, routines, social connections, and financial security. How will we remember 2020 and what are we to take away from all the challenges we are facing?

Unfortunately, we were not able to gather for our annual Seasons of Giving event in mid-June. Although it was a difficult decision to make, we know it was the best for the safety of our community. We look forward to celebrating women, children and philanthropy in Medina County next year. Please save the date for June 10, 2021.

Even though our 2020 event was postponed, the crucial work of our fund still prevailed. We granted $23,508 to eight nonprofits in Medina County whose programs support women and children. Now more than ever, our local community needs our support. Our work does not stop. We are still committed to our mission and continue to work with supporters who want to make an impact in our community with their philanthropy.

In addition to the pandemic drastically changing our lives, our country is also engaging in important and long overdue race conversations. The Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund shares Akron Community Foundation’s position on racism. We pledge to do better in our community and look forward to having open dialogue to help us understand how we can change.

Be well,

Amy Immel
President
Medina County Women's Endowment Fund

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