Dorothy O. Jackson Society

The Dorothy O. Jackson Society recognizes the importance of a richly diverse and engaged community and encourages the involvement of people of color in United Way’s efforts to transform Summit County. Since its founding in 2006, the Society has successfully raised awareness of philanthropic giving within minority communities and built lasting relationships between community leaders, volunteers and businesses.

Those who make a yearly gift of $1,000 or more, individually or as a couple, are eligible to join the Dorothy O. Jackson Society.

For more information about the Dorothy O. Jackson Society contact Courtney Hough at 330.643.5529 or by email.

Benefits of Membership

Members enjoy benefits including opportunities to:

  • Engage with other active leaders in our community.
  • Volunteering with peers on projects targeted to meeting needs in United Way's focus areas of education, income and health.

Paul Hardy: Dorothy O. Jackson Society

It didn’t take long for Paul Hardy to realize how important United Way is to The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. In fact, that happened shortly after he arrived as an engineer 37 years ago. In...

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Dorothy O. jackson Society Committee

Chair: Paul Hardy, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Vice Chair: Gayle Davis, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Tony Banks, Star Energy Partners
Virgil Brown, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Retired
Theresa Carter, OMNOVA Solutions Foundation
Annette Grimes Hammond, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Retired
Judi Hill, Akron Public Schools, Retired
Brenda L. Jones, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Ellis Jones, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Judge Carla D. Moore, 9th District Court of Appeals
Jacqueline Silas-Butler, Project GRAD Akron
Pamela Valentine, Girl Scouts of North East Ohio
Fred Wright, Akron Urban League
Honorary: Dorothy O. Jackson
Founder: James N. Crutchfield