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Huntington-Akron Foundation gift supports work in at-risk neighborhood
$1 million gift supports ED expansion in the Mahoning Valley
Life insurance gift supports behavioral health services
$1 million gift celebrates Dr. Robert “Boomer” Burnstine
Grace Wakulchik endows new chair in nursing

There are many ways you can help support Akron Children’s. Since our beginning as a two-room day nursery in 1890, Akron Children’s Hospital has benefited from the philanthropic support given to us by individuals, corporations and foundations.

Learn more about how you can support the patient care programs, research and other needs at Akron Children’s Hospital.

Meet the Foundation:

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Shelly Brown, MAOL, CFRE

Executive Director, Akron Children's Hospital Foundation

330-543-8900

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Tim DuFore

Senior Director, Development Operations

330-543-8978

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Maureen Katanic

Senior Director, Planned Giving

330-543-8343

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Megan Hopper

Senior Director, Principal Giving

330-543-5768

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John LaGuardia

Senior Director of Special Projects; Retired Vice President of Development

330-543-8994

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Luann Maynard

Director of Development, Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley

330-746-9122

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Machelle Syx, MAOM, CFRE

Director, Corporate Alliance and Special Events

330-543-0137

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Tara Patterson, CFRE

Director, Grants Administration

330-543-0370

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Laura Frye

Senior Major Gifts Officer

330-543-3723

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Brian Hollingsworth

Senior Major Gifts Officer

330-543-3826

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Laura Brelin

Associate Major Gifts Officer

330-543-3027

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Laura Purdy

Associate Major Gifts Officer

330-543-0810

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Jeannine Donatelli

Major Gift Officer, Mahoning Valley

330-746-9112

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Contact the Foundation
- Akron

330-543-8340

Contact the Foundation
- Mahoning Valley

330-746-GIVE(4483)

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