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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


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Tim DuFore

Senior Director, Development Operations


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Maureen Katanic

Senior Director, Planned Giving


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Megan Hopper

Senior Director, Principal Giving


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John LaGuardia

Senior Director of Special Projects; Retired Vice President of Development


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Luann Maynard

Director of Development, Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley


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Machelle Syx, MAOM, CFRE

Director, Corporate Alliance and Special Events


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Tara Patterson, CFRE

Director, Grants Administration


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Laura Frye

Senior Major Gifts Officer


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Brian Hollingsworth

Senior Major Gifts Officer


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Laura Brelin

Associate Major Gifts Officer


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Laura Purdy

Associate Major Gifts Officer


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Jeannine Donatelli

Major Gift Officer, Mahoning Valley


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Contact the Foundation
- Mahoning Valley


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