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MCWEF helps residents in need rest easy
MCWEF helps residents in need rest easy
As part of our 2019 grant cycle, the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund awarded $2,500 to Marian’s Closet to help provide new bedding for those in need. Founded in 2007, Marian’s Closet is a volunteer-run store that provides free essential items...
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MCWEF President's Letter: A focus on others
MCWEF President's Letter: A focus on others
About this time of year, you are bound to run into a news story proclaiming the oft-cited statistic: nearly 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by the second week in February. Are you among this 80% or are you staying focused in this first year of the...
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MCWEF welcomes new advisory board members
MCWEF welcomes new advisory board members
In June, the Medina County Women's Endowment Fund gained three new advisory board members. Join us in welcoming Joyce Fuerst, Carol Godard, and Beth Kereszturi to our fund. Joyce Fuerst is a speech language pathologist at Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital. In...
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MCWEF supports art therapy for addiction recovery
MCWEF supports art therapy for addiction recovery
As part of our 2018 grant cycle, the Medina County Women's Endowment Fund awarded $2,000 to the Recovery Center of Medina County to support art therapy for women and children who have a family member recovering from addiction. "The purpose of creative...
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Grant equips women with professional interview attire
Grant equips women with professional interview attire
What would you do if you had a job interview and couldn't find the right thing to wear in your closet? Most of us would head to a nearby retailer and fill those clothing gaps. But many women in Medina County don't have that luxury. First Impression now fills...
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Smucker gift will support grantmaking in Medina County
Smucker gift will support grantmaking in Medina County
The Medina County Women's Endowment Fund will receive a substantial boost to its grantmaking next year, thanks to the generosity of a well-known local company. In April, the J.M. Smucker Company made a significant contribution to Akron Community Foundation to...
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Campaign celebrates impact, looks to future
Campaign celebrates impact, looks to future
As the Medina County Women's Endowment Fund approaches its 20th anniversary in 2018, fund leaders are celebrating this significant milestone with a campaign to grow the endowment for future generations. The Legacy Tree of Giving Campaign aims to raise...
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A tribute to two of MCWEF's founders
A tribute to two of MCWEF's founders
In 1998, the Medina County Women's Endowment Fund was established to help fund programs supporting women and children in Medina County, and to assist women in their role as philanthropists. Jane Lang, Gwen Rivers and Katie Horn were the initiators of this new...
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Grant combats growing opioid epidemic in Wadsworth
Grant combats growing opioid epidemic in Wadsworth
The statistics are staggering. In Medina County alone, there were 258 reported drug overdose cases in 2016 – more than double the rate of the previous year, according to the Medina County Drug Task Force. This alarming epidemic affects people of all ages,...
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Grant supports leadership training for LGBTQ students
Grant supports leadership training for LGBTQ students
School can be a tough place for kids who are different. That's why, in 2016, the Medina County Women's Endowment Fund awarded a $750 grant to OutSupport, an organization dedicated to meeting the needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and...
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