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MCWEF welcomes new board members
MCWEF welcomes new board members
The Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund gained two new advisory board members. Join us in welcoming Sonja P. Pagniano and Victoria A. Wickley to our fund. Sonja P. Pagniano is the assistant director of annual giving for The College of Wooster. Before her...
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From our president: MCWEF prevails amid difficult year
From our president: MCWEF prevails amid difficult year
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...
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MCWEF fights growing domestic violence with impact funding
MCWEF fights growing domestic violence with impact funding
By Elizabeth KereszturiPR & Education Chair, Medina County Women's Endowment Fund Each year, more than 1,000 people reach out to the Battered Women's Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties looking for a chance at a new life. Unfortunately, the problem of...
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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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