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Carrying the torch toward a future of lived equality
Carrying the torch toward a future of lived equality
Our world has been turned upside down and our lives look a lot different than we ever expected as our advisory board transitions to a new leadership team. Yet, we remain hopeful for the future and look forward to the momentum we have built over the past few...
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Charitable fund will benefit homeless LGBTQ+ teens
Charitable fund will benefit homeless LGBTQ+ teens
A new fund at Akron Community Foundation will support programs for LGBTQ+ teens who are facing homelessness in Greater Akron. The Michael Hohman Fund for Homeless LGBTQ Teens was established in May 2019 by Cuyahoga Falls resident Deborah Strobel in memory of...
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GCEF presents 2019 scholarships
GCEF presents 2019 scholarships
The Gay Community Endowment Fund recently awarded scholarships to 2 students who have positively impacted the LGBTQ+ community. In total, the GCEF Scholarship Fund awarded $4,000 to help local students achieve their higher education goals, bringing the fund's...
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Grant brings hope to homeless LGBTQ+ youth
Grant brings hope to homeless LGBTQ+ youth
The Gay Community Endowment Fund recently received a heartfelt thank you note from Rebecca Callahan, executive director of CANAPI, for a grant GCEF awarded to provide housing support to homeless LGBTQ+ youth: Good morning, I want to take a moment to share...
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GCEF presents 2018 scholarships
GCEF presents 2018 scholarships
The Gay Community Endowment Fund recently awarded scholarships to 3 students who have positively impacted the LGBTQ+ community. In total, the GCEF Scholarship Fund awarded $3,000 to help local students achieve their higher education goals, bringing the fund's...
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GCEF presents Paul Daum Award to Ken Ditlevson
GCEF presents Paul Daum Award to Ken Ditlevson
Each year, the Gay Community Endowment Fund recognizes an individual, business or organization that has actively supported the LGBTQ+ community with its Paul Daum Award. The award, which is named for a founding donor of the fund and a professor of theater at...
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Grant supports advocacy of LGBTQ youth in foster care
Grant supports advocacy of LGBTQ youth in foster care
In 2017, the Gay Community Endowment Fund awarded a $2,500 grant to the CASA Board Volunteer Association to support a community awareness campaign about the needs of LGBTQ youth in the child welfare system. Beth Cardina, president/executive program director...
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Local gay rights pioneer leaves lasting legacy
Local gay rights pioneer leaves lasting legacy
A planned gift from longtime gay rights advocate Dr. Walter A. Sheppe Jr. will preserve the legacy of the former University of Akron professor forever. Dr. Sheppe, who taught biology at the University of Akron for more than 20 years, died in March 2017 at age...
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GCEF presents Paul Daum Award to Peter Schofield
GCEF presents Paul Daum Award to Peter Schofield
Each year, the Gay Community Endowment Fund recognizes an individual, business or organization that has actively supported the LGBTQ+ community with its Paul Daum Award. The award, which is named for a founding donor of the fund and a professor of theater at...
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