Women's Endowment Fund 30th Anniversary Celebration

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Women's Endowment Fund 30th Anniversary Celebration

Join the Women's Endowment Fund to celebrate 30 years of uplifting women and girls in our community.

By Women's Endowment Fund

When and where

Date and time

Thursday, April 27 · 6 - 8:30pm EDT


Akron Civic Theatre 182 South Main Street Akron, OH 44308

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

This year's "For Women, Forever" celebration will be a unique retrospective on the fund's 30-year history, as well as an opportunity to discuss the fund's future. Enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres, beverages and networking while walking through an interactive timeline displaying key moments in the history of the Women's Endowment Fund.

Doors open at 6 p.m. The main program, including the 2023 grants announcement, keynote address, and presentation of the 2023 Judith A. Read Tribute Award, will begin at 7 p.m. This year's program will be hosted by former WKYC anchor Sara Shookman.

The keynote address will be delivered in the main theater by Debra Adams Simmons, Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at National Geographic Media. Following the keynote, we will honor Tracy Carter, System Director, Government Affairs and Health Policy at Summa Health, with the 2023 Judith A. Read Tribute Award for Service & Advocacy for Women.

If you have any questions, contact Deb Hoffman, Affiliate Fund Engagement Manager, at 330-436-5614 or DHoffman@akroncf.org.

Sponsorships received after March 23, 2023, will not be included in the event program.

Gold Sponsors:

Leppo Rents

The Read Family

Roetzel & Andress

The J.M. Smucker Company

Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro's Department of Job and Family Services

Emerald Sponsor:

FirstEnergy Corp.

Sapphire Sponsors:

Acme Fresh Market

Akron Children's Hospital


The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Myers Industries

Synthomer Foundation

Ruby Sponsors:

Akron Community Foundation

APV Engineered Coatings

Babcock & Wilcox

Frances S. Buchholzer

Cleveland Clinic Akron General

Greater Akron Chamber

Barbara Greene and Drs. Sandy & Mark Auburn


Maynard Family Foundation

Meaden & Moore

Dianne Newman

Margaret Ralston Payne

Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio

S&T Bank

State & Federal Communications

Summit Management Inc.

United Way of Summit & Medina

The University of Akron

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About the organizer

The Women's Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation was established in 1993 as a permanent endowment committed to encouraging the advancement of Summit County women and girls. Its mission is to empower, educate and strengthen the well-being of women and girls, now and forever. Contributions of any amount are welcome. You can give online at akroncf.org/give/wef or via mail to Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation, 345 W. Cedar St., Akron, Ohio, 44307. For more information about the Women’s Endowment Fund, call 330-376-8522 or visit www.womensendowmentfund.org.

$75 – $25,000