(Editor's note: the following is a news release from Akron Community Foundation.)
Renowned business leaders and philanthropists Marcella Kanfer Rolnick and Joseph Kanfer will be the keynote speakers at the Women’s Endowment Fund’s “For Women, Forever” dinner March 28.
The daughter-father pair, both top executives at GOJO Industries and leaders of Lippman Kanfer Family Foundation, will speak to more than 300 community members at the dinner about engaging the next generation of philanthropists.
“For Women, Forever” celebrates women as philanthropists and benefits the Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation. The event takes place March 28 at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn and will feature a reception at 6 p.m., with dinner and a program at 6:45.
Tickets for the annual dinner start at $75 per person. For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, visit www.akroncommunityfdn.org/wef or call (330) 376-8522.
The Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation was established in 1993 as a permanent endowment committed to encouraging the advancement of Summit County women and girls. To date, the fund has awarded nearly $450,000 in grants to improve the quality of life of women and girls. Contributions of any amount are welcome and can be sent to the Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation, 345 W. Cedar St., Akron, Ohio, 44307. For more information, call (330) 376-8522 or visit www.akroncommunityfdn.org/wef.
Celebrating 56 years of building community philanthropy, Akron Community Foundation embraces and enhances the work of charitable people who make a permanent commitment to the good of the community. In 1955, a $1 million bequest from the estate of Edwin Shaw established the community foundation. Today, it is a $135 million philanthropic endowment with a growing family of nearly 400 funds established by charitable people and organizations from all walks of life.
To date, the community foundation’s funds have awarded a combined $94 million in grants to qualified nonprofit organizations. For more information about Akron Community Foundation or to learn more about creating your own fund, call Dr. Suzanne Allen at (330) 376-8522.