If the term, “Friend of Summa Health,” were a dictionary entry, its definition would include a picture of Phil Kaufmann — the 2018 Summa Health Golf Outing Honoree.
Steadfast in his support of the health system, Phil is a partner and group chair in Stark & Knoll’s Estate Planning and Probate Group, focusing on estate planning, probate, guardianships, Medicaid planning, disability trusts, special needs planning and charitable giving. His extensive expertise in these areas and his enthusiasm for helping others have made him an invaluable resource for Summa Health and the Akron region.
Phil was the inaugural chair of the Summa Health Charles Deering Legacy Advisor Leadership Council from 2014 to 2017, leading a diverse group of more than 40 leading legal, financial, real estate and insurance professionals as ambassadors for the health system. In 2015, Phil was presented the Charles Deering Legacy Advisor Leadership Award — given annually to recognize an advisor who demonstrates an unwavering commitment to the health system.
Phil serves on the Summa Health Board of Directors and is an emeritus member of the Summa Health Foundation Board of Directors. He also is a longtime member of the Summa Health Golf Outing Steering Committee.
Phil and his wife, Patty, have one son, Christopher. Phil is an alumnus of Loyola University of Chicago and the University of Akron School of Law, and is a past chair of the board of trustees at the University of Akron. He has served in numerous other leadership roles in the community, including on the board of trustees of the Catholic Community Foundation and Blossom Music Center.
Summa Health is proud to recognize Phil Kaufmann as the 2018 Summa Health Golf Outing Honoree in grateful appreciation for his trusted guidance and continued support.
Click here to read more about the 2018 Golf Outing, including a photo gallery.