Goodwill Announces Taste of Vintage Event and Honoree: 17th Gala Fundraiser Set For Nov. 2

AKRON, Ohio — July 25, 2023 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties is pleased to announce the 17th Taste of Vintage gala fundraiser on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023. In addition, the event will honor Danielle J. Kimmell, CPA, principal of Apple Growth Partners, for her dedication to Goodwill and the greater Akron community.

“We are excited to honor Danielle’s many significant contributions in the greater Akron area,” said Nancy Ellis McClenaghan, president & CEO, Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties. “Danielle’s extraordinary accomplishments include awards from Walsh University’s Women of Distinction, Northeast Ohio ATHENA Young Professional, United Way Summit County’s Young Philanthropist of the Year, and Greater Akron Chamber’s 30 for the Future. Her inspirational achievements in volunteerism span multiple non-profits in the greater Akron area, including serving as a past board chair for our organization. We are hoping for a sell-out crowd to help us honor her service to the community as well as support Goodwill’s mission to help people prepare for, find and retain employment.”

Event Details
Date: Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023
Time: 5:30 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: Synthomer Foundation, Sonya & Tom Presper; Gold: Fifth Third Bank, PNC Financial Services Group, W3 Financial Group; Silver: Britton Gallagher, Eric & Nan McClenaghan; Bronze: Bober Markey Fedorovich, Brennan, Manna & Diamond, Marc Servodio CFP®, AIF® – Vita Advisors, LLC; J.C. Whitlam Manufacturing Company; Diamond Patron: David & Kathleen Bucci, Dr. Pleas R. Chambers III, Chuck & Debbie Ducey, Bill & Mary Glaeser, William & Susan Hanlon, Danielle Kimmell, Charles & Leslie Zonfa; Gold Patron: Parker Berry II, Chip Clupper, Laura Judge, Diane & Derek Smith; Patron: Mekal Banyasz; 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