For Bobby Ina, there’s nothing like seeing a smile brighten a child’s face. I truly believe it’s the most innocent thing on the planet,” said Bobby, managing director of Metropolis Consulting LLC. This simple expression inspired the 37-year-old to create the Robert J. Ina Joyful Smiles Endowment at Akron Children’s Hospital with a gift of […]
When Jim DeMarco established the Loretta DeMarco Adolescent Fund in memory of his daughter, he started what has become decades of giving to Akron Children’s Hospital and supporting programs that are near to his heart – educational programs for adolescents and healthcare providers. After Loretta passed away due to lupus when she was not yet […]
After her two children passed away following battles with cystic fibrosis (CF), Rosalie Angel wanted to give back to the hospital and the center that was there for her family when they needed it most. Rosalie made a $10,000 gift to Akron Children’s Hospital’s Lewis H. Walker, MD, Cystic Fibrosis Center through the donation of […]
After two life-altering events, the Russ family shares an unbreakable bond with Akron Children’s Hospital. In 2005, Ron and Maureen Russ’ newborn daughter Madison passed away from a brain malformation. Three years later, 6-month-old son Jack lost his life after a car accident. Ron, Maureen and their other children – Casey, Bailey, Emma and Alexis […]
When 91-year-old Dorothy Hirschman passed away in 2015, she ensured that the estate she shared with her late husband, Floyd, was in good order. The couple, who operated a dairy farm in Spencer Township in Medina County, gave their land to fellow farmers and made financial gifts to family members. And they donated more than $500,000 […]
It was an experience 30 years ago that motivated Candy Young and her mother, Delores, to become lifetime supporters of Akron Children’s Hospital.