Akron Children’s Hospital will award the Children’s Champion award to three recipients at its eighth annual Champions for Children’s donor appreciation dinner at 5:30 p.m. on June 4 at Fairlawn Country Club in Akron.
The 2012 recipients are Philip H. Maynard, “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” radiothon presented by 98.1 WKDD and the Walter W. Born Foundation.
“The Foundation is so proud and honored to recognize our Champion award winners,” said John D. Zolio, executive director of the Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation. “These winners truly exemplify the philanthropic legacy and spirit of the greater Akron community.”
Philip H. Maynard has been involved with the hospital for more than 20 years and is also founder of the Maynard Family Foundation, which supports numerous not-for-profit organizations throughout northern Ohio. Since 2007, he has served as chair of the Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation board and is currently chairing the Building on the Promise capital campaign.
The “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” radiothon, which airs live on 98.1 WKDD each February, is Akron Children’s largest fundraiser and has raised more than $8 million for the hospital since it began in 2000.
During the past 10 years, the Walter W. Born Foundation has given gifts totaling nearly $1 million to the hospital. The foundation’s most recent gift of $50,000 purchased specialized equipment for patients with cystic fibrosis.
In addition to the award recipients and their guests, members of the Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation’s giving societies are invited to the dinner.
“We are so grateful to all of our donors who have made the past year a true success,” said Zolio. “The Champions for Children’s event is our opportunity to recognize and thank those people for their support of Akron Children’s and our mission.”
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and award presentations at 6 p.m.
Eighth annual Champions for Children’s donor appreciation dinner slated for June 4
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