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New endowed chair to support Sports Medicine program at Akron Children’s
Foundations help expand mental health care access at Akron Children’s Behavioral Health Centers in Canton and Mansfield
Inspiring connection between donors and physician advances care for spinal patients at Akron Children’s
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals partner Panda Express pledges $589,000 to Akron Children’s Chaplaincy Services
Hospital celebrates Women’s History Month with a century of service from the Women’s Board
Cuddling is a family affair for hospital donor and volunteer
The mental health benefits of giving back

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.

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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Nickie Montesano

Senior Director, Development Operations


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Tara Regan, CFRE

Director, Grants Administration


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Jason Sanders, JD

Director, Planned Giving


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Machelle Syx, MAOM, CFRE

Director, Corporate Alliances and Special Events


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Major Gifts

Laura Frye
Senior Gifts Officer
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Jeannine Donatelli
Major Gift Officer
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Katy Fuerst
Major Gifts Officer
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Danielle Howell
Major Gifts Officer
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Laura Brelin
Associate Major Gifts Officer
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Jillian Chahine
Associate Major Gifts Officer
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Lindsay Barba
Grant Gift Officer
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Erin Yoder
Direct Response Specialist
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Krissy Kasper
Development Coordinator
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Corporate Giving

Brittany Costa
CMN Hospitals Manager & Corporate Alliance Officer
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Charlotte Diss
Associate Major Gifts Officer
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Stephanie Pegler
Corporate Alliance Officer
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Paul Hasson
Associate Corporate Alliance Officer
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Taylor Cooper
Special Events Coordinator
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Taylor Balmut
Development Coordinator
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