SUMMER 2021
From our co-chairs: Celebrating 20 years of grantmaking
In 2001, the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund awarded its first grant of $4,000 to the Women’s Health Fair at YWCA. Thanks to the vision of our founding mothers – Jane Lang, Gwen Rivers and Katie Horn Woodcock – the fund has now awarded more than $240,000 in overall grantmaking to improve the lives of women and children in Medina County.

We are so thankful for the vision of our founding mothers and for all the supporters, donors and volunteers who have helped us make a positive impact for women and children in our county.

These positive impacts go far beyond our grantmaking dollars, to the countless lives that have been changed thanks to the groundwork laid by of our founding mothers. We are honored and humbled to have a part in continuing their work. 

Sincerely,
Rebecca Alspach
Co-chair, MCWEF
Joyce Fuerst
Co-chair, MCWEF
In 2020, the Medina County Women's Endowment Fund awarded a $1,000 grant to Main Street Medina to promote supplemental food assistance programs available at the Medina Farmers Market.
In June, the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund awarded $25,800 in grants to nine nonprofit organizations that improve the lives of Medina County’s women and children.

This year’s round of grants represents our largest amount awarded in a single year.
This summer, four new members joined the Medina County Women's Endowment Fund's advisory board.

Please join us in welcoming the following women to our fund: Lauren DaDante, grants manager, Girl Scouts of North East Ohio; Candice Harmon, director of development/strategic partnerships manager, Jobs for Ohio's Graduates; Carrie Park, director, Junior Leadership Medina County; and Nicole Tacchite, assistant director of marketing, Discount Drug Mart.
As part of a continued effort to maximize our impact in the community, we created the Legacy Tree of Giving, a strategic giving circle to grow our endowment.

Through major gift fundraising, our Legacy Tree of Giving helps bolster our grantmaking efforts to provide more opportunities for the educational, physical, emotional, social, artistic and personal growth of women and children in Medina County.

Members of our circle are required to pledge a minimum giving commitment of $1,000 annually. In turn, they receive recognition at our events, in our newsletters on our website and more.
From Feb. 1 - Aug. 1, 2021 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.