Akron Children’s Hospital receives grant for Respect program


Akron Children’s Hospital has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation for its Respect program.

In 2006, Akron Children’s Hospital initiated the Respect program, a teen dating violence and sexual assault prevention program. The hospital has been successful in implementing the program by reaching out to more than 40,000 youth in Summit and Stark counties.

 “This program has a substantial impact on our community’s adolescents’ knowledge, attitudes and behaviors regarding abusive relationships,” said Mary Douglas, grants manager. “We are grateful to have the support of the Women’s Endowment Fund, for important programs such as Respect.”

The Women’s Endowment Fund held the annual “For Women, Forever” dinner on May 13 to celebrate the grant that was awarded to Akron Children’s.

For more information on the Women’s Endowment Fund, please call Kim Nott at 330-436-5625 or visit



About the Women’s Endowment Fund
The Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation was established in 1993 as a permanent endowment committed to encouraging the advancement of Summit County women and girls. To date, it has awarded nearly $600,000 in grants. In order to grow its impact on local women and girls, the fund seeks to raise $2.013 million by 2013 in celebration of its 20th anniversary. Contributions of any amount are welcome. You can give online at or via mail to Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation, 345 W. Cedar St., Akron, Ohio, 44307. For more information, call 330-376-8522 or visit

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