SUMMER 2020
Over the past few months, it has been hard to find joy when so much of our world has been turned upside down. Many of us are grieving loss of life and also grieving the loss of jobs, routines, social connections, and financial security. How will we remember 2020 and what are we to take away from all the challenges we are facing?
In June, our fund awarded an annual record of $23,508 in grants to eight local nonprofit organizations. These grants include an impact grant of $10,000 to the Battered Women's Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties.
The Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund gained two new advisory board members. Join us in welcoming Sonja P. Pagniano and Victoria A. Wickley to our fund.
Each year, more than 1,000 people reach out to the Battered Women's Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties looking for a chance at a new life. Unfortunately, the problem of domestic violence is only growing. Last year alone, the shelter provided more than 5,200 shelter nights for people in crisis.
Upcoming Events
Grab your favorite drink and join Akron Community Foundation for a virtual happy hour for professional advisors
in Medina County. This "beach party" will provide a fun opportunity to network with
local colleagues and learn how the foundation can equip you to
accomplish your clients' goals through philanthropy.

HOSTS
Frank Shotwell, The J.M. Smucker Company; Mike Matasich, McDonald Hopkins LLC

QUESTIONS
Laura Fink | 330-436-5611 | lfink@akroncf.org

REGISTRATION
Registration is free. Reserve your spot by Friday, Sept. 4. REGISTER HERE.

From Jan. 1 - Aug. 1, 2020 the following individuals and businesses made gifts to the Medina County Women's Endowment Fund. We thank you for your support.
As a fund of Akron Community Foundation, the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund can accept a variety of gifts, from appreciated securities to bequests. No matter which method you choose, your gift to the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund will enrich the lives of women and children in our community for generations to come.
It’s one thing to write a check to your favorite charity. But imagine supporting it forever through an endowment fund. The Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund is a permanent charitable fund that awards annual grants to nonprofit organizations that encourage the educational, physical, emotional, social, artistic and personal
growth of women and children.