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Dr. Eva Szigethy is helping to shape our future, one patient at a time
John and Karen Mayer make legacy gift of life insurance to support Akron Children’s Hospital’s NICU
Digital Health Innovations: Donor support can bolster efforts to enhance care, improve outcomes and reduce costs
Eileen Burg honored as a Champion for Children at Akron Children’s

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 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

Chief Development Officer and Executive Director of the Foundation


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Megan Hopper

Vice President, Principal Giving


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Luann Maynard

Senior Director of Development


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John LaGuardia

Senior Director of Special Projects; Retired Vice President of Development


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Jason Sanders, JD

Director, Planned Giving


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Tara Patterson, CFRE

Director, Grants Administration


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Machelle Syx, MAOM, CFRE

Director, Corporate Alliances and Special Events


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Laura Brelin

Associate Major Gifts Officer


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Jillian Chahine

Associate Major Gifts Officer


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Taylor Cooper

Special Events Coordinator


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Brittany Costa

CMN Hospitals Program Manager & Corporate Alliance Officer


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Charlotte Diss

Associate Major Gifts Officer


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Laura Frye

Senior Major Gifts Officer


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Paul Hasson

Associate Corporate Alliance Officer


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Nickie Montesano

Senior Director, Development Operations


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Erin Yoder

Direct Response Specialist

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Get Social With the Foundation

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There are 10 nurses in the picture.

And we have many more pediatric primary care providers in Northeast Ohio. You can meet some of them here.
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The five differences are:
– Phone color
– Coat pocket
– Stethoscope earpiece color
– Stethoscope bell dot
– Clipboard paper color

Need help finding a doctor, choosing a location or getting a general question about Akron Children's answered? Call us or fill out the form and we'll help in any way we can.
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The two matching doctors are 9 and 14.

With virtual visits, you can see our pediatric experts from the comfort of home or wherever you are.
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The correct path:
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We offer many ways to get pediatric care all over Northeast Ohio. Use this page to find the right kind of care and the most convenient location for you.