Presented by The Maynard Family Foundation and Roger and Sally Read

Join us for Rise & Shine with Kiwanis for Kids

September 28, 2023 7:30 - 9:00 AM
The Well CDC, Akron Ohio

Doors open at 7:15, Program begins at 7:45

Join us for the Downtown Akron Kiwanis Foundation’s 2nd annual fundraising event: Rise & Shine with Kiwanis for Kids—Building Leaders, One Child at a Time.

Designed to support the Kiwanis mission of improving the world one child and one community at a time, we will recognize Akron school educators, celebrate student and community supporters, and promote youth service leadership clubs throughout Akron-area schools.

a photo of the Well CDC in Akron, Ohio
Kiwanis Awards

We Will be Honoring

  • Tammy Brady, Director of Special Education, Akron Public Schools for thirty years of outstanding service to children and families with special needs (David James Excellent Educator Award)
  • Ilene Shapiro, Executive, Summit County, for her outstanding leadership and dedication to children and families of Summit County (Kiwanis Community Advocate Award)
  • Students from Akron Public Schools enrolled in the Construction and Building Technology Program at Ellet and Garfield High Schools

$9000 in Grants will be Awarded to

  • CASA for the “Prom for Akron’s Foster Youth” program.
  • First Tee for the “SNAG (Starting New at Golf) Bag for Julie Billart School for Children with Learning Differences” program
  • Rape Crisis Center, for your “Akron-Area At-Risk Youth Support Groups” program
  • Battered Women’s Shelter, for your “Family Services Summer Supplies” program
  • Victim’s Assistance for the “Advocacy for Children and Families” program.
Logos of the 2023 Grant recipients
a photo of breakfast provided by an Akron Food Works vendor

A Light Breakfast will be served

Breakfast will be provided by Akron Food Works vender Soul Bowl Akron. The menu will include:

  • Scrambled eggs
  • Vegetable omelets
  • Buttermilk pancakes with syrup
  • Sausage patties
  • Breakfast potatoes
  • Assorted mini muffins
  • Honey butter biscuits
  • Assorted Individual yogurts
  • Seasonal fruit
  • Sausage patties

Hosted at The Well CDC

The Well CDC
647 E Market St, 
Akron, OH 44304

  • Free Parking
  • Handicap Accessible

Map on Google

Parking Map

Proceeds raised by this event will be invested wisely and allow us to increase our annual grants helping children and to add many more service leadership clubs in our area schools. 

Sponsorship levels start at $50 per person/business and individual reservations are $20.

All proceeds benefit Akron-area Kiwanis Youth Leadership programs.