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In this issue:
Grants for High-Priority Social Services
Mardi Gras Event Supports Victim Assistance Program
Style Show Supports 3 Charities
Win a Copier ... Promote Good Parenting
Akron Community Foundation Wins National Award
Our Secrets for Better Computing
Governor's Office Announces Availability of Sub-Award Grants
The Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives is pleased to announce the release of the Ohio Compassion Capital Project Sub-Award grant application for the purpose of capacity building activities of small, faith-based and community-based organizations who are directly impacting their communities in high-priority social service areas: homelessness; addiction and recovery; working with at-risk youth; ex-offender programs; strengthening families; welfare-to-work; and elders in need. More information is available at http://www.fbciohio.gov/pdf/SubAdward_Letter.pdf.
Les le bon temps roule!
Let the good times roll at the Victim Assistance Program’s 13th Annual “A Taste of New Orleans” Fundraising party on Saturday, March 5th at 6:00 PM. Join us at Todaro’s Party Center in the Valley (Akron) for “A Taste of New Orleans” featuring live and silent auctions, entertainment, a grand prize basket, raffle prizes and Creole and American cuisine.
All proceeds for this event will be used by the Victim Assistance Program to provide services and support activities on behalf of victims of crime in Summit County. For tickets and reservation information please call: 330-376-0040.
Luncheon & Annual Style Show Benefits Three Local Charities
Zonta ABC (Akron, Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls), a women’s philanthropic organization, is pleased to announce its 21st Annual Charity Style Show fundraiser. The event, the local organization’s ONLY fundraiser of the year, will benefit three local non-profit organizations: Haven of Rest Ministries’ Harvest Home, Akron’s Victim Assistance Program, and The University of Akron’s Verna Trushel Scholarship Fund for Displaced Homemakers. The event also benefits one international organization: the Fistula Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The Charity Style Show, which attracts up to 300 guests each year, will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2005, at Tangier, 532 W. Market Street, Akron. The doors open at 11:00 a.m.; lunch will be served at 12:00 noon; a cash bar will be available.
Advance reservations are required. Tickets for the fundraiser are $25 each. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5. To purchase event or raffle tickets, or to obtain further information, contact Brandy Kohut, event chair, at 330-796-8946 (daytime) or via email: . Ticket sales end on March 11, 2005; tickets will NOT be available the day of the event . To learn more about Zonta or to view photos of last year’s Style Show, visit www.acorn.net/zonta.
Send Parents to the Kiwanis/VFW Parenting Fair ... Win a $12,000 Copier!
Your church, school or other organization can win a $12,000 copy machine, courtesy of BOECO (Business Office Equipment Company), by referring the most attendees to the14th Annual Kiwanis VFW Parenting Fair on Saturday, April 9, 2005 at Kenmore High School in Akron.
The Kiwanis VFW Parenting Fair is a day-long series of parenting workshops such as:
Each parent who registers at the Parenting Fair will fill out a form, indicating which school, church, agency, etc. referred him/her to the event. Results will be tallied by the Parenting Fair Steering Committee and the organization with the most attendees will be awarded the FREE copy machine!
If you are interested in participating in this competition, or would like more information, please call Kathleen Downing at 330-376-7717 ext. 142 and leave a voice mail message.
AFP Presents: The Art and Science of Grantmaking
Need to know where to begin? Need to know what to say? Need to know who's interested? This is your opportunity to hear from and learn from a grantmaking foundation on the art and science of it all. What's the secret formula behind getting the grant? Or is it a secret at all? Dr. William Hiller, Executive Director of the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation in Cleveland will help answer these mind-boggling questions.
Dr. Hiller is Executive Director of the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation in Cleveland. Before joining the foundation, he served as superintendent of the Mentor Public Schools for eight years. In January 1985, Executive Educator magazine named Dr. Hiller as one of the top 100 up-and-coming school managers in North America. He was recently appointed by President Bush to the National Institute for Literacy Board. For more information, visit http://www.afpncoh.org/news2005/march.htm.
Akron Community Foundation Wins Gold Awards for Outstanding Communications
Akron Community Foundation received two Gold Awards in the Council on Foundations 2005 Wilmer Shields Rich Awards Program. The program recognizes effective communication efforts to increase public awareness of foundations and corporate-giving programs.
This is the third year in a row Akron Community Foundation has been recognized by the council, receiving Gold Awards both for its 2004 annual report and its website, www.akroncommunityfdn.org.
“It is an honor for the foundation’s publications to once again receive such prestigious recognition,” said Akron Community Foundation President Jody Bacon. “Communicating the foundation’s mission and its impact on our community helps to raise awareness of the foundation’s importance and keeps Greater Summit County in touch with one of its most important philanthropic resources.”
For more information, visit www.akroncommunityfdn.org.
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We knew it! We knew it! Something was wrong with the Disk Clean-Up in Windows 2000 and above. Microsoft has finally admitted there's a slight little bug that makes the Disk Clean-Up take 1 - 20 hours to determine how much room can be saved by compressing old files. No one could wait that long, so nothing got cleaned up.
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