Letter from executive director (Spring 2011)

John Zoilo

John Zoilo

Thank you.

They’re two small words that hold so much meaning, and we just can’t say them enough. Your continued generosity and support made a world of difference for Akron Children’s Hospital in 2010.

There were 7,091 of you who donated 8,066 gifts to our organization, whether you contributed to the Annual Fund, included us in your will, supported us through grants, attended one of the many fundraisers that benefitted our hospital, or made a gift in honor or memory of a loved one. At the end of the year, you helped raise more than $11.5 million for your children’s hospital, an increase of 2 percent from last year’s total.

Each donation, regardless of its size, helps further the mission of the hospital in countless ways. Because of your gifts, we are able to purchase the latest equipment for our patients, provide necessary funding for research to help find tomorrow’s cures, and provide care for all patients who walk through our doors, regardless of their ability to pay. In short, your gifts enable us to provide the highest level of care to the more than 600,000 patients who received treatment here in 2010.

Thank you for your role in making miracles happen, each and every day. Akron Children’s Hospital is most grateful and appreciative for the legacy of philanthropic support from our community throughout its history. That generosity allows us to continue to do what we do best: care for the children we are privileged to serve.

We’re also pleased to announce some changes we’re making to help us communicate with our growing Akron Children’s family. Beginning with this inaugural edition, we’ve redesigned the look of children’s progress to not only update our enduring brand with a more modern look, but also to make our publication’s feel better match our primary focus: kids.

You’ll notice more patient stories, as well as bolder colors and designs – the same colors you might find walking the halls of Akron Children’s. As we move forward, we will be incorporating this design into all of our print material. But we wanted you to be the first to see our new look. We hope that you enjoy this more colorful approach.


John Zoilo
Executive Director
Akron Children's Hospital Foundation

Letter from executive director
Publication: Children's Progress
Issue: Spring

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