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The Akron Children's Women's Board Presents:

Celebrate the Plate

The Akron Children’s Women’s Board is pleased to present Celebrate the Plate, a fundraiser benefiting Akron Children’s.

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2024 Celebrate the Plate Venues

April 20
CycleBar - Jackson Township
Hosted by Mike Dauberman

May 17
Wine Tasting with Hospital Leadership
"Join us for wine tasting and small plates!"
Hosted by Shelly Brown, Green
April 24
Tennis Round Robin at Springside Racquet Club
Hosted by Jenny Hummel
May 18
Bourbon and BBQ
Hosted by Kerri Daye, Medina
May 1st, 6-9 pm
Kickoff Party - Considine Professional Building Lobby
Presented by KeyBank and Fighting for Alyssa
May 18
Tapas on the Patio
Brian and Joey Hass, Canton
May 3
May the ACE Be With You! at Towpath Tennis Center
Hosted by Laurice Moore and Denise Schaffner
May 26
Outdoor Movie Night
Hosted by Matt and Michelle Groninger, North Canton
May 9
Tennis, Tacos and Tequila at North Canton Racquet Club
Hosted by Dee Kelleher
June 1
Haere Mai - A Taste of New Zealand
Hosted by Chuck and Susie Dix, Akron
May 10
Chip and Sip for Children's at Hudson Country Club
Hosted by Dr. Michael and Lindsay Bigham
June 3
Merlot and More!
Hosted by Nancy Koly and Eileen Benson, Akron
May 11
Euchre Night
Hosted by Dan and Cecilia O'Donnell, Bath
June 7
Golf Scramble at Mud Run Golf Course
Hosted by Marlene Campbell and Steven Cary
May 12
Discover Akron Road Rally and Picnic
Hosted by Brad and Amy Bowers, Bath
June 8
Celebration at the Lake
Hosted by Mike Hoag and Laurie Craven, Hartville
May 16
Spring Happy Hour
Hosted by Kim Moses, Copley

June 8
Mangia! An Italian Feast!
Tom Gober and Dr. Robert Zavodny, Akron


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Thank you to our sponsors and supporters:

Zagat Level

5 Star Level

Bob and Babette Medcalf

William and Rebecca Considine

Epicurean Level

  • The Richard and Alita Rogers Family Foundation
  • Gary and Lisa Jeffries
  • Dr. Joseph and Barbara Varley
  • Mickey and Angie Remen
  • Earl and Peg Stalter
  • Ed and Jennifer Kuchar

Our Generous Supporters

We also thank the following organizations for their generous support:

  • Joe and Julie Albrecht
  • Scott and Kristin Clark
  • Giant Eagle
  • Hasenstab Architects -- Bob and Kimberly Medziuch
  • Sally Lavery

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What is Celebrate the Plate?

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

Here are the details:

Who: Hosts invite their friends, families and neighbors to attend a meal.

What: Casual or elegant? As host, you decide the theme of your event. In 2023, parties ranged from backyard movie nights, barbecues and euchre dinners to bowling tournaments, tennis and lunch, and a Mother’s Day brunch.

When: Hosts can choose a date anytime between May 1 - 31, 2024

Where: Hosts can choose the location of their fundraiser. Have it in your home, your backyard, your favorite restaurant, a bowling alley, a park, or anywhere you are comfortable entertaining.

Questions? Contact Laurice Moore at or 440-263-5076 or Dee Kelleher at

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, Green, Hartville, Highland Square, Hudson, Jackson Township, Medina, North Canton, Portage Lakes, Richfield, Sharon Township, Silver Lake, Tallmadge, Twinsburg and West Akron.


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. If you or someone you know is interested in hosting an event, please reach out to one of our committee members for more information: Laurice Moore, Chair, Dee Kelleher, Co-Chair, Donna Axson, Kerri Daye, Kathie Holland, Bridget LaGuardia, Michelle Luecke, Cecilia O’Donnell and Anita Sears.

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Celebrate the Plate Photos

Euchre Party, 2022
Orendorf dinner 2022
Laguardia dinner
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