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United Way
of Summit County

          JULY 16, 2015
Women Philanthropist Recognized at Power of the Purse

United Way Women's Leadership Council's annual Power of the Purse Luncheon was held on June 30 at Quaker Station in Downtown Akron. The luncheon drew a crowd of nearly 400 to celebrate the power of women to bring about positive community change. Now in its thirteenth year, this signature event recognizes the special efforts of women philanthropists. Keynote Speaker for the event was Dr. Beverly Warren, president of Kent State University. Dr. Deborah S. Plate, DO, Akron General, was honored as the 2015 Woman Philanthropist of the Year.  More

CATCH Launches Kids Toward Healthier Lifestyles

Did you know that 54 percent of all 6- to 12-year-old children in Summit County are overweight or obese? Earlier this year, a local partnership decided to take action against this issue. Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) is a national model that is working locally to prevent childhood obesity and encourage healthier lifestyles by promoting healthy eating and active play. More

Please Join Us at The Knight Breakfast

Join us to kick off the 2015 United Way fundraising campaign at the Knight Breakfast on Wednesday, July 29, 7:30 to 9:00 a.m., Hilton Akron/Fairlawn. The event will feature keynote speaker Thomas L. "Tim" Stover, MD, MBA, President & CEO, Akron General Health System. $35 per person, $315 for a table of nine. More

Women's Leadership Council Seeks Mentees

Our Women's Leadership Council Mentoring Program inspires young professional women and cultivates within them a philanthropic spirit that will evolve into a lifetime of community service through personal giving, advocacy and volunteerism. Our mentors are professional women. They are actively engaged with the Women's Leadership Council, and are excited about the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of Akron's next generation of women leaders and women philanthropists. More

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