Members of the Summa Foundation Circle of Women’s Health Philanthropists gathered for a Mission Moment Meetup on Tuesday, June 27, at the Dr. Gary B. and Pamela S. Williams Tower on the Summa Health System – Akron Campus.
The Circle is a network of women leaders who share a philanthropic vision of improving the overall health and well-being of women in the community. Members contribute a tax-deductible donation of $2,500 annually and $1,000 for young professional members under the age of 40. These gifts are then combined to fund a specific need related to women’s health, determined by a vote of members.
Since 2014, The Circle has awarded $863,228 in grants to many areas of Summa Health from the Summa Health Women's Health, Family Medicine and Traumatic Stress Centers to palliative care, research, neuroscience, pastoral care and more.
The Mission Moment Meetup event provided an opportunity for members to hear firsthand about the impact of grants the group recently awarded:
Following the presentations, members browsed the expanded Akron Campus Gift Shop and visited the latest exhibition in the Summa Health Gallery. Ivana Medukic, coordinator of Summa Health’s Healing Arts Program, shared that this exhibit features stunning photography from the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and will run through July 11.