Goodwill Announces Taste of Vintage Event and Honorees



Honorary Chairs: Steve & Cherie Shechter

AKRON, Ohio — June 1, 2017 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties is pleased to announce the 12th Annual Taste of Vintage gala fundraiser on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Founded in 1927, Goodwill is celebrating its 90th year of community service during the evening.  In addition, the event will honor Steve and Cherie Shechter for their dedication to Goodwill and the Akron community.

“We are truly looking forward to highlighting the agency’s nine decades of making a difference as well as honoring the very significant contributions Steve and Cherie have made to Goodwill and in the greater Akron area,” said Nancy Ellis McClenaghan, president & CEO, Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties. “We are preparing for a sell-out crowd to support Goodwill and its mission of helping people prepare for, find and retain employment. This will be an event to remember with inspiring mission moments, a vintage fashion show, fantastic auction items as well as delicious food from area restaurants and specialty businesses.”

Honorary chairs Steve and Cherie Shechter stated, “At Goodwill Industries of Akron, we believe in the power of work.  We also believe in the value of a good party, especially when there is something good to celebrate.  What could be better than 90 years of changing lives for the better by helping people overcome barriers to employment?”

Event Details
Date: Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
Time:  5:30 p.m. Patron Reception
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Taste of Vintage

Location: Quaker Station, 135 S. Broadway Street, Akron

Cost: $75 per person and $100 – $250 for Patron level tickets

RSVP: or by calling 330-786-2519

Proceeds from the event support Goodwill’s mission to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment.

Event Sponsors To Date

Thank you to the event sponsors – Silver: Britton Gallagher and Eric & Nan McClenaghan; Bronze: Amer Insurance; Bober Markey Fedorovich; Fifth Third Bank; OMNOVA Solutions Foundation; Roetzel & Andress; Kim & Chas Schreckenberger; Springside Partners, LLC; and SS&G Wealth; Patron: Mary Anne & C. Allen Nichols; Table: BDO and CliftonLarsonAllen LLP; 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.


Jennifer Bako
(330) 786-2519