AKRON, Ohio — Nov. 10, 2016 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties, along with honorary event chairs Chuck and Corrine Tennent, raised more than $90,000 at its 11th annual 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, 2016, was attended by nearly 600 guests and honored the philanthropic efforts of Thom and Lisa Mandel in the greater Akron community. Guests enjoyed food tastings offered by a variety of restaurants and specialty businesses, silent and live auctions, as well as a showcase of fashions from the early 1900s to 1990s from Goodwill’s Vintage Collection.
“We truly are appreciative of the generosity of our guests, many in honor of Thom and Lisa,” said Chuck and Corrine Tennent. “Their support ensures Goodwill can continue its work in the community to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment. We couldn’t have achieved this success without the help of our many sponsors, restaurants, specialty businesses and volunteers.”
To view a brief mission success story as well as photos from the event, visit www.tasteofvintage.com.
Thank you to the following restaurants, specialty businesses, sponsors and patrons for their support.
Restaurants and Specialty Businesses
Aladdin’s Eatery in Fairlawn; Creekside Restaurant & Bar; Front Porch Café; Hattie’s Bakery & Café; The Huntington National Bank (Ice Cream Treats); Jilly’s Music Room; Ken Stewart’s Grille; Little City Grill; Pearl Coffee Company; Prime 93; Robert J. – Events & Catering (Patron Reception Sponsor); Saffron Patch; Sandridge Food Corporation; The West Side Bakery; University Catering and Vaccaro’s Trattoria.
Vintage Fashion Models
Jennifer Arch; Kathleen Burt; Danielle Cantrell; Jennifer Chlebina; Marianne Doman; Heather Edwards; Nancy Farmer; Roseanne Henderson; Pamela Kiltau; Anne Lazzerini; Ann Manby; Kelly Meehan; Yelena Meltok; J.J. Mesko-Kimmich; Carla Minton; Kathy Moock; Leianne Neff Heppner; Alicia Nevin; Mary Anne Nichols; Brianne Oldaker; Betsy Robb; Kim Schreckenberger; Cherie Shechter; Christine Slagter; Valerie Swank; Corrine Tennent; Michelle Thomas; Sylvia Trundle; Tamra Walker; Jordan Zablo; and Jessica Zuschin. Tuxedo Models: Matthew Buser; Jeff Cantrell; Joseph Doman; Allen Loew; C. Allen Nichols; Chas Schreckenberger and John Slagter.
Gold: Akron Children’s Hospital; and Buckingham Doolittle Burroughs; Silver: Eric & Nan McClenaghan; and Millennial Group, LLC; Bronze: Amer Insurance; BDO; Bober Markey Fedorovich; Bridgestone Americas; CliftonLarsonAllen LLP; Fifth Third Bank; FirstEnergy Foundation; The Huntington National Bank; J.C. Whitlam Manufacturing Company; The Lefton Group, LLC; OMNOVA Solutions Foundation; Roetzel & Andress; Kim & Chas Schreckenberger; Marc Servodio and SS&G Wealth; Bronze Program Partner: Akron Bar Association and Mary Anne & C. Allen Nichols; Gold Patron Table: Britton Gallagher; Table: ACRT Inc; ComDoc; Cortland Bank; Crain, Langner & Co.; Joe & Marianne Doman; GPD Group; Jackie & Greg McDermott & Family; Meaden & Moore; Gary Pitman; and S.C. Thomas & Associates, CPA; Gold Patrons: Roger Read; S.A. Comunale Co., Inc.; Tia Stathopoulos; and Jerry Welty & Maria Waller; Patrons: Anna Arvay; Marcie Bircher; Brad & Amy Bowers; Cheryl Bowers; David & Kathleen Bucci; Campbell Construction; Chip Clupper; Tanya Garrett; Jill Hinig Skapin; Joan Hinkle; Joe Hinkle; Joyce Hinkle; Pamela Kiltau; Michael & Cathy Klein; Reba Allison-Mahanera & Mohamed Mahanera; Kimberly Morton; Peoples Bank; Pauline Persons; Gary Rickel & Karen Krino; Sandra Robinson; George & Beth Sherwood; Sylvia Trundle; Cheryl Watkins; and Liz & Andy Winson; Media: Akronlife and WAKR/WONE/WQMX/WNWV; In-Kind: Boy Scouts of America, Great Trail Council; Consolidated Solutions; Gavin Scott Salon & Spa; Mayatux; Shulan’s Jewelers; and Soap Box Derby.
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 www.goodwillakron.org or call 800-989-8428.
Contact: Jennifer Bako