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SHEro campaign raises more than 47K for COVID-19 Relief
SHEro campaign raises more than 47K for COVID-19 Relief
This year, the Women’s Endowment Fund raised more than $47,000 during it’s “Who Is Your SHEro?” campaign. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the campaign supported Akron Community Foundation’s Community Response Fund for Nonprofits to rapidly...
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From the president: WEF celebrates a successful 2019
From the president: WEF celebrates a successful 2019
As we celebrate the change in seasons, we also celebrate the many changes as well as successes of our Women's Endowment Fund. From gaining new board members to hosting another tremendous forum, 2019 was a substantial year for our fund and we look forward to...
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WEF hosts forum on economic empowerment for women
WEF hosts forum on economic empowerment for women
On Sept. 19, the Women's Endowment Fund convened a group of nearly 100 community members at the Hilton Garden Inn Akron to discuss Collaborative Solutions for the Economic Empowerment of Women during our biennial forum on women and girls. The forum began with...
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WEF raises nearly 40k through SHEro campaign
WEF raises nearly 40k through SHEro campaign
The Women's Endowment Fund raised nearly $40,000 during its annual "Who Is Your SHEro?" campaign throughout the month of April. For the second year, this fundraising was made possible by 36 local ambassadors committed to raise at least $1,000 each through...
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Q&A with SHEro Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands
Q&A with SHEro Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands
Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands was first elected to the Summit County Common Pleas Court in 2008, after 19 years in private practice representing clients in civil and criminal matters nationwide. In addition to her assigned civil and criminal docket, Judge...
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Impact grant helps growing family secure quality housing
Impact grant helps growing family secure quality housing
Justine woke suddenly to the sound of her son screaming. She tore from her bed to the bedroom next to hers, where her two young boys slept. When she got there, her youngest was in tears, shaking his arms as if they were wet and he was trying to shake them...
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SHEro campaign raises record nearly $60,000
SHEro campaign raises record nearly $60,000
The Women's Endowment Fund celebrated a record nearly $60,000 raised during its SHEro campaign throughout the month of April. Helping surpass our fundraising goal by nearly $10,000, 36 local ambassadors committed to raise at least $1,000 each through their...
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Women's Endowment Fund celebrates 25 years
Women's Endowment Fund celebrates 25 years
An idea sparked in the early 1990s by six women ignited a 25-year legacy of uplifting local women and girls. Through the years, founding mothers Jody Bacon, Marie Covington, Carrie Herman, Norma Rist, Ilene Shapiro and Laurie Zuckerman have seen the Women's...
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