September 29, 2022 - 5-8 PM
JOHN S. KNIGHT CENTER, AKRON, OHIO
Join us for the Downtown Akron Kiwanis Foundation’s inaugural gala event, An Evening 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. An Evening With Kiwanis for Kids will feature:
- Cocktail hour
- Wine pull
- Live auction
- Performances from local youth ensembles
The awards presentation will include the David James Excellent Educator Award (named for and presented to retired Akron Public Schools Superintendent David James), the Kiwanis Community Advocate Award (presented to the LeBron James Family Foundation), and the Student Future Leader Award (presented to Tallmadge Public School student Samantha Blatt).
The money 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 $150 per person/business and individual reservations are $100. All proceeds benefit Akron-area Kiwanis Youth Leadership programs.
For questions or to learn more about an Evening With Kiwanis for Kids, Contact us here.
To learn more about The Downtown Akron Kiwanis Foundation, Click here.
Live Auction Items
Current Auction Item List:
- 4-day getaway at “A Southern Porch Cabin” located in the Black Bear Falls Resort, Gatlinburg, TN
- Signed LeBron James Jersey and Space Jam 2 Poster
- Tickets (Event TBA) from the Rubber City Radio Group
- Dinner for 10 courtesy of Susan Flowers and Old Friends Catering
- “Around Akron” Package, including memberships, tickets, and more
- Cleveland Package, including a signed Cleveland Browns football, Cleveland Cavs gear, Rock Hall tickets, and more!
Wine Bottle Donations By:
- Heidelberg Distributing Company
- Macedonia Importers, LLC
- Time To Spare, LLC
- Other friends of Kiwanis
Why should you support An Evening With Kiwanis for Kids?
Enhanced service leadership guidance and programming will be made available to Greater Akron middle school children
Our primary goal is to grow and maintain service leadership programs (Builders Clubs) for each public and private middle school in the Greater Akron area. A Builders Club—the largest service organization for middle school students ages 11 to 15—is designed to provide members with opportunities to perform service, build character, and develop leadership. The club is student led, operates under school regulations, and draws its members from the student body. When started at a young age, the service club experience prepares its members to become the most engaged members of their communities—now and in the future.
We know the transition from grade school to middle school can be tough for any adolescent boy or girl. Common challenges children face include dealing with social pressures, making new friends, communicating with teachers, confronting bullies, becoming a positive contributor, bouncing back from failure and disappointments, and learning about the world. With your help, our middle school-aged children will have access to programming and resources that will help them transition into confident young adults.