Goodwill Announces Taste of Vintage Event and Honoree: 16th Gala Fundraiser Set for Nov. 3

AKRON, Ohio — August 15, 2022 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties is pleased to announce the 16th Taste of Vintage gala fundraiser on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. In addition, the event will honor S. Theresa Carter, president of the Synthomer Foundation, for her dedication to Goodwill and the greater Akron community.

“We are excited to honor Theresa’s significant contributions in the greater Akron area,” said Nancy Ellis McClenaghan, president & CEO, Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties. “Theresa’s purpose-driven mission of inspiring volunteerism and empowering others to give back to the community aligns perfectly with Goodwill’s mission to help people prepare for, find and retain employment. We are hoping for a sell-out crowd to help us honor her service to the community as well as support Goodwill’s mission.”

Event Details
Date: Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Taste of Vintage
Location: John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill Street, Akron, or participate virtually
Cost: $95 per person and $120 – $250 for Patron level tickets
RSVP: or by calling 330-786-2519

The evening will include a delicious selection of food from the John S. Knight Center, fabulous auction items, an inspiring mission moment and will close with our amazing vintage fashion show. Proceeds from the event support Goodwill’s mission to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment. Sponsorship opportunities are available and can be found at or by calling 330-786-2519.

Thank you to the following sponsors to date for their support.

Event Sponsors To Date: Platinum: Sonya & Tom Presper; Gold

KeyBank, PNC Financial Services Group, W3 Financial Group; Silver: Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Britton Gallagher, Eric & Nan McClenaghan, S.A. Comunale; Bronze: Bober Markey Fedorovich, Fifth Third Bank, Marc Servodio CFP®, AIF® – Vita Advisors, LLC; Diamond Patron: Jennifer & Justin Bako, David & Kathleen Bucci, Dr. Pleas R. Chambers III, Chuck & Debbie Ducey, Bill & Mary Glaeser, William & Susan Hanlon, Danielle Kimmell; Platinum Patron: Charles & Leslie Zonfa; Gold Patron: Chip Clupper, Laura Judge, Mary Anne & C. Allen Nichols, Diane & Derek Smith; Patron: Michelle Mulhern, Media: akronlife and WAKR/WONE/WQMX/WNWV.

About Goodwill Industries Serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland & Richland Counties
The Goodwill Industries of Akron, Ohio, Inc., is a not-for-profit corporation that helps individuals prepare for, find and retain employment. Operating in the five-county region of Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland & Richland, the agency was established in 1927. It is a private, independent organization, operating as an affiliate member of Goodwill Industries International. Goodwill helps to directly strengthen the region’s workforce through its employment programs and indirectly through the net proceeds from its retail outlets and industrial services division. For more information about GIA, visit or call 800-989-8428.

Contact: JoLene Gordon
(330) 786-2519