Goodwill Taste of Vintage Fundraising Goal & Event Details


TOV_10thLogo+dateAKRON, Ohio — Sept. 24, 2015 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties set its goal of raising $100,000 during its 10th Annual Taste of Vintage gala fundraiser on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. In honor of the event’s 10th anniversary, Goodwill received a special gift from a group of past honorees, chairs and board chairs of $2,500 to lead off the live mission auction during the evening. Proceeds from the event support Goodwill’s mission to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment.

“We are excited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this event, which includes a vintage fashion show, fantastic auction items and delicious food, as well as to have received this special donation to kick off our live mission auction that evening,” said Nancy Ellis McClenaghan president & CEO, Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties. “We are grateful for the support and sincerely appreciate all the time, talents and resources each of these individuals have shared with Goodwill over the years.”

Event Details
Honorees: James & Julie Merklin
Date: Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015
Time: 5:00 p.m. Patron Reception/6:00 p.m. – 9:00 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 330-786-2528

Restaurants and Specialty Businesses Participating To Date
Guests will indulge in a sampling of culinary treats from: Aladdin’s Eatery in Fairlawn; FirstMerit Bank; Ken Stewart’s Grille; Little City Grill; Nuevo Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar; Robert J. – Events & Catering (Patron Reception Sponsor); Saffron Patch in the Valley; Silver Lake Country Club; The Bakery at Hattie’s Café; The Pearl Coffee Co.; The West Side Bakery and University Catering.

Event Sponsors To Date
Thank you to the event sponsors – Diamond: Bober Markey Fedorovich; Gold/Gold Patron Table: Akron Children’s Hospital and Signet Development, Ltd.; Silver: Eric & Nan McClenaghan and Millennial Group, LLC; Bronze: Amer Insurance; BCG & Company/BCG Systems; BDO; Fifth Third Bank, FirstEnergy Foundation, FirstMerit Bank, J.C. Whitlam Manufacturing Company, Kim & Chas Schreckenberger, OMNOVA Solutions Foundation, Roetzel & Andress; and The Lefton Group, LLC; Bronze Program Partner: Akron Bar Association; Patron Table: Britton Gallagher and Jackie & Greg McDermott & Family; Table: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations; Carry Your Message™; GPD Group; Ross Environmental Services, Inc. and Wickens, Herzer, Panza, Cook & Batista; and S.C. Thomas & Associates, CPA; Media: Akron Beacon Journal, Akron Life Magazine and Rubber City Radio Group; In-Kind: Consolidated Solutions, Gavin Scott Salon & Spa, Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores and Mayatux.

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