In recognition of outstanding gifts, Leadership Akron gratefully acknowledges the following foundations and sponsors for their generous support:

The Akron Community Foundation
Sponsor of the Signature Opening Retreat

The Gertrude F. Orr Trust Advised Fund, managed by Huntington Wealth Management Services
Underwriter of the printing of the Signature Class Book

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Sponsor of Signature Graduation

Peg's Foundation
Sponsor of the Signature Closing Retreat

United Way of Summit County
Sponsor of the Signature Philanthropy Project and Diversity on Board

The J.M. Smucker Company
Sponsor of Junior Leadership Akron

Additional Sponsors

AESCO Holdings, LLC
Akron Beacon Journal
Apple Growth Partners

APV Engineered Coatings
ASW Global
Audio-Technica US
Robert W. Baird & Company, Inc.

Bober, Markey, Fedorovich & Co.
Brennan Manna & Diamond, LLC
Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund
Brouse McDowell, LPA
Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP
CAPTRUST Financial Advisors

Cleveland Clinic Akron General
CliftonLarsonAllen (formerly Bruner Cox, LLP)

Cohen & Company, Ltd.
ComDoc, Inc.
Country Pure Foods
FedEx Custom Critical
Ferriot, Inc.
Fifth Third Bank

FirstEnergy Corp.
FirstMerit Bank, N.A.
The Geopfert Company
GOJO Industries
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Greatwork! Employment Services
Harwick Standard Distribution Corp.
Hasenstab Architects

Hickory Harvest
Hitchcock, Fleming & Associates
Hottle & Associates
The House of LaRose

The Huntington National Bank
Jackson Lewis
The House of LaRose
The Huntington National Bank

Jackson Lewis
The J.M. Smucker Co.
Kastner, Westman & Wilkins, LLD

The Key Foundation
Koly & Co.
Landmark Plastic Corporation
The Ron Marhofer Auto Family
Meaden & Moore
Myers Industries, Inc.
National Machine NMG Aerospace
Ohio Tool Systems
The OMNOVA Solutions Foundation
Oswald Insurance

Roetzel & Andress, LPA
Roth Bros.
Rubber City Arches, LLC
Ruhlin Company
S.A. Comunale

S&T Bank
S&U Business Strategies
SeibertKeck Insurance
Signet Jewelers Ltd.
Sikich, LLP
The Smithers Group
Stark & Knoll Co., Inc.
Steere Enterprises
Struktol Company of America
Sully's Rent All, Inc.
Summa Health/SummaCare, Inc.
Summit Construction
Superior Staffing, Inc.
The Timken Company


We rely heavily on gifts from individuals in our community who see the importance of supporting and developing community leadership. Our individual giving program is the Founders Society, and we invite you to consider Leadership Akron as part of your charitable giving.

current list of Founders Society contributors

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