Schmutzes to Be Honored at Akron Children’s Dinner

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley will honor Reid and Judy Schmutz as the 2018 Champion for Our Valley’s Children at the eighth annual celebration dinner May 8 at The Lake Club in Poland.

The Schmutz’s community service impact and generosity has led to growth for local programs and services at the Beeghly campus. Reid Schmutz serves on the Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation board as well as on the hospital’s Mahoning Valley Community Leadership Council.

The event will highlight the hospital’s progress in the Mahoning Valley and recognize tdonors, volunteers, staff and community partners.

“Reid and Judy Schmutz are pillars of our community, and generous donors to the hospital’s growth and continued well-being,” said JoAnn Stock, senior director of development. “We’re so appreciative of the selfless philanthropic support of all of our donors, and this event allows us to honor and recognize them for helping us drive our mission.”

Nearly $24 million has been raised from the community to support local services since the opening of the Beeghly campus in 2008.

Seven additional individuals and organizations will receive the Children’s Advocate Award:

  • Megan Stevens of Brighten Up for the Kids.
  •  Joyce Mistovich of the Butler Institute of American Art Youth Education.
  • Chemical Bank.
  • Judge Theresa Dellick.
  • Michelle Sergi.
  • Sisters of the Humility of Mary.
  • Ursuline Sisters HIV/Aids Ministry – Casa Madre.

The Children’s Advocate Award acknowledges individuals and organizations who express the spirit of caring tand strive to make a difference in the lives of children i.

Tickets are $50 and can be ordered by calling 330 746 8712, or purchased online at Akronchildrens.org/mvchampions. Event sponsorship information is also available.

Pictured: Reid and Judy Schmutz.

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