Goodwill’s Taste of Vintage Event Raised Over $102,000 to Support Mission

AKRON, Ohio — Nov. 4, 2022 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties, along with honoree S. Theresa Carter, raised over $102,000 at its 16th Taste of Vintage gala fundraiser. All net proceeds support Goodwill’s mission to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment in our community.

The event held on Nov. 3, 2022, was attended by over 400 guests and paid tribute to the philanthropic and community leadership efforts of S. Theresa Carter in the greater Akron area. Guests enjoyed silent and live auctions, as well as a showcase of fashions from the 1920s to 1990s from Goodwill’s Vintage Collection.

“We truly are appreciative of the generosity of our guests, many in honor of Theresa and her inspirational work in our community,” said Nancy Ellis McClenaghan, president & CEO, Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties. “The support we received ensures Goodwill can continue its work in its five county territory to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment.”

To view a brief mission success story as well as photos from the event, visit

Thank you to the following models, sponsors and patrons for their support!

Vintage Fashion Models
Monica Andress; John Bates; Kalyn Brown; Jessica Burkhart; Kathleen Burt; Dabney Corbi; Innara Goldstein; Ben Gommel; Michael Harris; Amy Hendricks; Morgan Knopf; Amanda Kohari; Kimberly Kotter; Kay Kramarz; Anne Lazzerini; Steve Mazza; J.J. Mesko-Kimmich; Chrissy Myers; Mary Phalen; Kaitlyn Pongracz; Jacqueline Quintero; Monique Rice; Kathy Romito; Jessie Roos; Stephen Sedlon; Ann Shane; Marilyn Snodgrass; Valerie Swank; Kevin Thompson; and Sylvia Trundle.


Event Sponsors
Diamond: Morgan Parke, Synthomer Foundation; Platinum: PNC Financial Services Group, Presper Financial Architects; Gold: KeyBank, W3 Financial Group, WM (Waste Management); Silver: Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Britton Gallagher, Karen & Doug Lefton, Eric & Nan McClenaghan, S.A. Comunale; Gold Patron Table: Buffy Phillips; Bronze: Bober Markey Fedorovich, Brennan, Manna & Diamond, Campbell Construction, Crain, Langner & Co., Fifth Third Bank, Roetzel & Andress, J.C. Whitlam Manufacturing Company, Marc Servodio CFP®, AIF® – Vita Advisors, LLC; Table: Blue Technologies Smart Solutions, Clark Family, GPD Group, Henry Heating, Hernandez Construction Services, Inc., Minute Men Staffing Services, Rush/Idealease, Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro’s Department of Job and Family Services, Watkins Family; 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, Meaden & Moore, Mary Anne & C. Allen Nichols, Diane & Derek Smith; Patron: Julie & Randy Katz, Jackie & Greg McDermott, Metis Construction Services, Michelle Mulhern, Pauline Shane Persons; 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