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Brandon Scarborough

Turning Young Men’s Dreams into Reality After graduating from Mt. Union College and then receiving his master’s in education, Brandon Scarborough, now 37, realized he wanted do to more with his career than to just hold a traditional job. Throughout his life, he witnessed too many young African-American men who needed focus, who needed a […]

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Goodyear

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Week of Volunteering Joining Helping Hands Worldwide More than 75 percent of millennials prefer to donate their skills instead of money, according to a 2015 Gallup survey. They’re a hands-on generation that wants to give back to their communities in tangible ways, the researchers say. The Goodyear Tire & […]

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Sage Lewis

Helping the Homeless: One Man. One Accidental Vision. To say The Homeless Charity, started by Sage Lewis, Akron realtor and owner of Rubber City Auctions, was created by chance may be an understatement. Lewis never knew he would create a village for the homeless in the back of his warehouse in Akron’s Middlebury neighborhood. But […]

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Victoria Tifft

Philanthropy at the Cellular Level Pursuing Cures for Global and Local Ails By Chris Miller, Akron Community Foundation Twenty-five years ago, while working for the Peace Corps, Victoria Tifft lay fever-stricken in a Togo, West Africa, hospital bed. The fever was familiar: It was the third time the infectious disease biologist had contracted malaria, a […]

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Tommy Bruno

Rocking into the Hardship of Recovery The Greater Akron region is no stranger to addiction issues, and in turn, to creating measures to resolve those issues and to help those in need. As early as 1935, Henrietta Seiberling, daughter-in-law of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company founder F.A. Seiberling, brought Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, both admitted alcoholics, […]

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Amy and Jeff Belles

Building Sensory-Inclusive Areas for All Ages Amy Belles can tell us a lot about breaking the barriers of the status quo. Having a non-verbal autistic son taught her and her husband, Jeff, not just a lot about how to deal with autism, but maybe more about how to deal with the environments he and so […]

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Opiod Crisis

ADM Board, Greg McNeil, Shelly and Travis Bornstein, Jonathan Greer Opioid Crisis Sparks Fight for Lives The opiate crisis is a formidable foe. Its death toll is staggering, reaching record levels in 2016.  It has strained community budgets; led to divisive debates and broken innumerable hearts. But the people of Summit County have harnessed their […]

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Giant Eagle and Akron Children’s Hospital

Giant Eagle and Akron Children’s Hospital The Wind Beneath Their Wings In the three decades that Giant Eagle has operated stores in Northeast Ohio, it has lent its support to Akron Children’s Hospital.  From leading market-wide fundraisers to providing birthday cakes to hospitalized patients, the Pittsburgh-based retailer has helped make a difference in the lives […]

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Tony Gorant Community Leadership Institute, Cleveland Clinic Akron General

The Tony Gorant Community Leadership Institute Keeping a Memory Alive by Educating Caregivers About Their Community Legend has it that Tony Gorant would say: “Giving back is better than sitting back.” He never lived to know the extent to which his wife, Toby, would take that philosophy to heart. Tony Gorant worked for Ohio Edison […]

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