The Circle of Women's Health Philanthropists 2022 Health Forum
To form a powerful and influential network of female leaders who share a philanthropic vision of improving the overall health and well-being of women in our community.
Annual Members: Female executives, professionals and social philanthropists who make an annual tax-deductible gift of $2,500 per year. Annual dues can be spread out over 12 equal payments, with a fiscal year ending in September.
Young Professionals (under 40 years old): Female executives, professionals and social philanthropists under 40 who make an annual tax-deductible gift of $1,000 per year. Young Professional dues can be spread out over 12 equal payments, with a fiscal year ending in September.
Patroness (4-Year Commitment): Annual members and Young Professionals who make a lasting impact on the health and well-being of our community and women’s health through a 4-year commitment or cumulative membership. Patroness dues can be spread out over 12 equal payments, with a fiscal year ending in September.
Marie Lawson Society (10-Year Commitment): Marie Lawson is considered among Summa Health's first visionaries. As superintendent of Akron City Hospital from 1895-1919, Marie embodied charity and love for the welfare of the Akron community. She influenced community leaders to build a new, larger hospital building, moving from the Bartges Mansion to the new Akron City Hospital in 1904. In the spirit of Marie’s vision, the Marie Lawson Society recognizes those members who make a lasting impact on the health and well-being of our community and women's health through a 10-year commitment or cumulative membership.
Each Circle member receives a sterling silver bracelet and commemorative charm for each year of membership
Quarterly events to network, socialize and celebrate the Circle’s positive philanthropic impact (see calendar of events page)
Distinctive sterling silver bracelet with a commemorative charm for each year of membership; exclusive charm for the Patroness and Marie Lawson Society status, specially designed by TaylorMade Jewelers
SummaDirect Annual Membership for member and spouse
Private membership directory
To download an information sheet about The Circle, click here.
New members are always welcome! Please contact Ashley Manning at 330.375.7524 or email@example.com for more information.
Since its inception in 2014, The Circle has funded $863,228 in grants in support of healthcare for women.
2014: “Flourish Women’s App” for Smart Phone and Tablet App
2015: “Flourish Women’s App” Cancer Survivorship Module
2016: Portable Ultrasound Equipment for Summa Health Maternal-Fetal Medicine Department
2017: Centering Pregnancy program within the Women's Institute and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; and veterans services within the Traumatic Stress Center.
2018: Summa Health Pride Clinic and the Summa Health Family Medicine Center Centering Parenting program
2019: Summa Health Palliative Care Center; Summa Health Pride Clinic; and the Summa Health Research and Cancer Institutes.
2020: Summa Health Family Medicine Center; Summa Health Translational Research Center; and the Summa Health Women's Institute.
2021: Summa Health Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Summa Health Neuroscience Institute; and Summa Health Pastoral Care Services.
2022: Summa Health Family Medicine Center and Summa Health Women’s Health Center
Membership is based upon a October 1-to-September 30 fiscal year. Members can register and pay dues using our secure online registration page. Checks made payable to: Summa Health. For multi-year memberships or payment plans, please contact Ashley Manning at 330.375.7524 or firstname.lastname@example.org.