is the Dorothy O. Jackson Society?
The Dorothy O. Jackson Society recognizes the
generosity of our richly diverse and dynamic minority community and
encourages the involvement of minorities in United Way. By increasing
understanding of United Way’s work on underlying community problems,
building bridges between minorities and our business and community leaders
and increasing the number or minority leadership givers, the Dorothy O.
Jackson Society supports the United Way of Summit County’s mission to
improve lives by mobilizing community resources to advance the common good.
The Society was named in honor of Dorothy O. Jackson, retired Deputy Mayor
of the City of Akron, and longtime community activist.
Jackson is considered Akron’s "goodwill ambassador".
For almost 20 years, Jackson served as Deputy Mayor of the City of Akron.
She was the first African-American woman to serve in an Akron mayor’s
cabinet. Jackson retired in June 2003 but continues her community
Members of the Dorothy O. Jackson Society are
invited to attend an annual reception and are invited to volunteer on United
Way's Day of Action.
See Photos from the May 2013 Reception
The Dorothy O. Jackson Society encourages members to LIVE UNITED by
focusing on giving, advocating and volunteering.
increase the number of minority donors giving at the $1,000 leadership
level and encourage participation in United Way’s Young Leaders Society,
The Women’s Leadership Giving Society and The Tocqueville
provide information through social, personal development and networking
events to minority leaders and prospective donors on how the minority
community participates in and benefits from the United Way.
participation in United Way’s decision-making process and increase
involvement in our community. Volunteer opportunities include Community
Investment Committees, Day of Action, Project Blueprint and much more.
- Increasing your impact to our community
through your gift to United Way
- Being recognized as a philanthropic
individual and a community leader in our annual Leadership Directory
- Interacting with diverse groups of
community leaders to effect lasting change in our community
The Power of Giving Dinner
Saturday, November 9, 2013
View the photos on facebook
on our website
2014 Dorothy O. Jackson Society Committee
Chair: Paul Hardy,
The Goodyear Tire &
Vice Chair: Gayle Davis, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Tony Banks, Star Energy Partners
Virgil Brown, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber
Theresa Carter, OMNOVA Solutions Foundation
Judi Hill, Akron Public Schools, Retired
Brenda L. Jones, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Ellis Jones, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Teresa LeGrair, Boys & Girls Clubs of the
Judge Carla D. Moore, 9th District Court of
Jacqueline Silas-Butler, Project GRAD Akron
Fred Wright, Akron Urban League
Dorothy O. Jackson
James N. Crutchfield
Thanks to these generous sponsors of
the Dorothy O. Jackson Society
Dr. Gregory and
Mr. & Mrs. Ellis Jones
Several members of the Dorothy O. Jackson Society volunteered at Info
Line, Inc. on Day of Action in June 2013.
For more information on the Dorothy O. Jackson
Society please contact
Sr. Director, Leadership Giving