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Summa Health Foundation

Since the founding of Akron City Hospital in 1892, the patients and families of Summa Health have benefited from the sustained generosity of our community. Summa Health Foundation is dedicated to extending this legacy of giving to advance compassionate, coordinated care at Summa Health. Every gift makes a difference in the lives of those we serve today and for generations to come.


  • Richard W. Burke, a partner at Brennan, Manna & Diamond in Akron, has earned the 2017 Charles Deering Legacy Advisor Leadership Award for outstanding service in facilitating charitable giving to Summa Health. Read more here.
  • The 16th annual Summa Health Sapphire Ball raised a record $1.3 million. Read the news release.
  • Summa Health has announced that Dr. Gary Williams and his wife, Pamela, have committed $5 million to the health system. In recognition of what is the second largest gift in its history, Summa Health will establish the Dr. Gary B. and Pamela S. Williams Center for Breast Health. Read about their gift here.
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Caring For You: Then, Now, Always

The 125-year legacy of Summa Health began with one man of vision, generosity and a belief that everyone should have a place to go for healing.

Please join us in supporting our community as we transform our Akron and Barberton campuses with a $350 million investment that will enhance patient care, patient experience and clinical excellence.

This enduring legacy will be shaped, built and nurtured by continuing generations of transformational benefactors.

What will your transformational legacy be? Your Summa Health Foundation representative can help you find the answer. Email or call 330.375.3159.