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Thursday, October 23, 2014

8:30 to 10 a.m.

Akron/Summit Convention and Visitors Bureau Workshop Series
Planning Successful Reunions

John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St., Akron
Continental breakfast will be served.
Free/ Reservations required.
Akron/Summit Convention and Visitors Bureau

RSVP to Jennifer Eckman by Monday, October 20, 330.374.7560,

Friday, October 24, 2014

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Power of the Purse Luncheon
Quaker Station
Keynote Speaker: Sandra Pianalto,
Retired President and CEO Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Barbara Mathews Woman Philanthropist of the Year Award 2014, recipient, Wendy Bolas, Senior Vice President and Regional Business Banking Manager at FirstMerit Bank N.A., Central Ohio Region

Find more information here

United Way of Summit County
Women's Leadership Council

For more information contact Shirley Smith at 330.643.5532 or email

Thursday, October 30, 2014.

7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Summit County CASA Board of Trustees 3rd Annual “I Am for the Child” Fundraising Breakfast
Quaker Station, 135 South Broadway, Akron.

RSVP to Beth Cardina by October 16 for reserved seating. For more information contact Beth at or 330-643-2514.

CASA/GAL Program of Summit County
Saturday, November 1, 2014

6:30 to 10 p.m.

Virtues & Vices
Fairlawn Country Club

Put on your most elegant duds and meet us at the ‘Club’, The Virtues & Vices Nightclub, where you can Swing to the sounds of Frank and Ella, play cards with Dean and Sammy, and have Marilyn whisper to your dice for luck.

6:30 p.m. Club Doors Open Featuring:

  • Lounge Entertainment by Tommy Scott, Elizabeth Presley, & Matt Corey

  • Casino Gaming Room

  • Silent Auction

  • Delicious Indulgences & Tempting Libations

9:00 p.m. Stage Performance by Jason Alan Magic ‘Illusions of Grandeur’

Proceeds from Virtues & Vices will benefit Child Guidance & Family Solutions,
providing caring, professional services to ensure our children and adolescents
are able to become healthy & successful adults despite facing such challenges as
bullying, academic stresses, peer pressure, and issues of mental or emotional health.

Child Guidance and Family Solutions

RSVP by October 24, 2014 at or call the Development Department at 330.384.2882

All guests must pre-register for the event.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

11:30 a.m.

Women of Power Awards Luncheon
President's Hall at the Akron Urban League

Women of Power Awards are granted to women who have made a difference in the organizations where they work and also to the community at-large.  Award nominees can be of any age or level in their careers, they might be well known in the community or unsung heroes, but they are women who are committed to making a difference and giving back.

The 2014 Women of Power Awardees:
Elizabeth Bartz, State and Federal Communications, Inc.;
Dr. Alfreda Brown, Kent State University;
Vivian Hairston, Huntington Bank;
Becky Hoover, The University of Akron;
Gizelle Jones, Jewish Family Service of Akron
Unhee Kim, Summa Health Systems
Connie Kraus, County of Summit

Akron Urban League

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Saturday November 8, 2014

 12pm to 2pm

Holiday Gift Giving Distribution
Summit County Work Force Solutions; 1040 Tallmadge Ave; Akron
New Toys and new Clothing f
or Moms with Physical Disabilities parenting children birth to 12 years old. Consideration will also be given to homeless (living in a shelter) moms parenting children birth to 12 years old.

Mothers Assisting Mothers-MAM, Inc.

For more information contact Bridgette Hopson at 330-258-9001

Thursday, November 13, 2014

11:30am to 1:00pm

Community Medal Award Luncheon and Kettle Kickoff
The Tangier restaurant, 532 W. Market Street, Akron
The Salvation Army of Summit County will spotlight Father Norm Douglas and Mr. Larry Vuillemin, co-founders of Heart to Heart Communications, Inc. Tables of eight are $500 and individual seats are $75.
Salvation Army of Summit County

Please call Marian Calvin at 330-434-7110 or 330-762-8481 by November 4 to make your reservation.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Doors open at 5:30
Dinner at 6:30

Pregnancy Care’s Annual Christmas Auction “Away in a Manger”
Guy’s Party Centre, 500 E. Waterloo Road, Akron

The evening will include dinner, dessert, silent auction, and raffles. $30.00 per person. Please make your reservations by November 21, 2014

Pregnancy Care of Summit County

For more information contact Shannon Collins at 330-253-4071 or

Saturday, December 13, 2014

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

1st Annual Angel Tree Christmas Celebration
Ohio Means Jobs Center, 1040 E. Tallmadge Ave., Akron

Your generous donation will help bring a smile to a child whose parent/guardian is incarcerated this holiday season. We will begin distributing names of children on Monday, November 3, 2014.
Summit County Reentry Network

To volunteer or sponsor a child please reach out to Chalanda Hale at or call 330.643.2443.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

5:30pm VIP Reception, 6:30pm Dinner

19th Annual Acts of Courage Hero Awards and H. Peter Burg Community Leadership Award
Hilton Akron/Fairlawn

Each year the American Red Cross of Summit, Portage and Medina Counties recognizes the heroism of area residents at the Acts of Courage Hero Awards. These residents act courageously in a time of emergency to save the life of someone else. The event is also a platform to present the H. Peter Burg Award to community members who have been selfless in service to the community.  This year’s recipient is William Ginter, who demonstrates a lifelong commitment to humanitarian causes, charitable organizations and the vitality and welfare of the local community.

American Red Cross

For more information, visit or call Shelley Sprang 330.535.2224.

For more events, visit the Akron Community Foundation Calendar of Events,

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