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The Akron Children's Hospital Women's Board Presents:

Celebrate the Plate - A Night of 100 Dinners

After a two-year hiatus, the Women’s Board of Akron Children’s Hospital is pleased to announce the return of Celebrate the Plate, a fundraiser that benefits Akron Children’s. To ensure everyone’s safety and comfort this year, we’re introducing a new event format: A Night of 100 Dinners.


Host an event anytime May 20 – 22, 2022

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What is Celebrate the Plate?

Celebrate the Plate is a fun and popular fundraiser that brings people together throughout the greater Akron area in support of Akron Children’s Hospital. The money raised helps the Women’s Board support the hospital’s mission of providing medical care to children, as well as burn victims of all ages, regardless of their ability to pay.

Due to COVID-19, Celebrate the Plate has a new event format - A Night of 100 Dinners – to ensure the safety and comfort of the gracious hosts and their guests. The format allows hosts to select the:

  • Venue – in your home or location of your choice
  • Menu – brunch, lunch or dinner
  • Guest list – invite family, friends or neighbors


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Become a Host or Make a Donation

We appreciate your interest in becoming a host for our 2022 event.

This year’s format - A Night of 100 Dinners - is designed to give each host the freedom to plan a special event that fits their interests and appetite. Some fun ideas to consider include:

  • Casual BBQ
  • Formal dining experience
  • Themed party
  • Speakeasy
  • Clue mystery dinner
  • Tennis, golf or pickleball with lunch or dinner afterward

We suggest a minimum donation of $1,000 be made by the host or combination of guests. If you're not able to host or attend but wish to make a donation in support of this event, please select the button below to indicate your interest.

With your support, the Women’s Board will remain a strong and valuable supporter of Akron Children's and a dedicated member of the Akron Community. If you're unable to host, please consider making a donation to the event.

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The History of Celebrate the Plate

Since 2014, Celebrate the Plate has brought people together throughout the greater Akron area to make a difference. It has become one of the Women’s Board’s most popular event fundraisers and has allowed us to increase our proceeds each year to support Akron Children’s. Our goal is to raise more interest and expand our reach into new communities that appreciate and rely on the care Akron Children's provides families throughout the region.

The growing list of participating neighborhoods includes: Akron, Bath, Copley, Cuyahoga Falls, Downtown Akron, Fairlawn, Fairlawn Heights, Highland Square, Hudson, Medina, Portage Lakes, Richfield, Sharon Township, Silver Lake, Tallmadge, Twinsburg and West Akron.

Why Host?

"We do it because we believe in the cause, but fundraising can be fun!"

- Eric Jones

"As a past co-chair of Celebrate the Plate, it has been very exciting to see the popularity of this event grow over the years. This year’s event will continue the tradition of food, fun and fundraising while offering a new format. I encourage all to join in the excitement of participating in the 2022 Celebrate the Plate weekend of festivities!"

- Peg Stalter, Women’s Board President

"We had an enchanting evening as we converted our home to a speakeasy that was visited by all the characters of the game of Clue.  Such fun as we figured out the mystery murder and identified the culprit among us.  Great evening with old friends and making new ones.  It was an honor to be able to support the kids of our community and Akron Children’s Hospital."

- Lisa Aurilio, chief operating officer at Akron Children's Hospital, and Dianne LaCerva

"We enjoyed hosting a themed party of Warsaw meets (Frank Lloyd) Wright and had a ball picking out Polish beers and Polish Vodka to serve with Grace’s home-made pierogies, kielbasa and other Polish-inspired foods. I think our guests really enjoyed the pierogi making hands-on demo!"

- Dr. Robert McGregor, chief medical officer at Akron Children's Hospital

"I enjoyed hosting Celebrate the Plate so much that once was not enough! The second time, my daughter co-hosted and it was such a gift to see her satisfaction in raising money for such an important organization."

-  Caroline Gronowski


Contact the Celebrate the Plate Committee

To all of our past hosts, thank you for celebrating with us while raising money to help Akron Children’s Hospital. If you or someone you know is interested in hosting an event, please reach out to one of our committee members for more information: Angie Remen, Eileen Benson, Lisa Bandwen, Tamara Boyazis, Molly Holtzer, Jenny Hummel, Dee Kelleher,  Bridget LaGuardia, Leslie Littman, Michelle Luecke, Laurice Moore, Sue Pristic and Judy Stecz.

Contact Our Committee

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