The League of Women Voters has a long tradition of encouraging informed and active participation in government. The League accomplishes a great deal with a hard-working, dedicated volunteer force of interested community members. But hard work is not enough. It takes financial resources to keep up the good work.
The League of Women Voters of the Akron Area Education Fund, or Ed Fund as it is commonly known, is a non-profit public foundation that raises tax deductible funds to help carry out the mission of the League of Women Voters of the Akron Area.
The Ed Fund supports many important activities being carried out by the LWVAA, including
- Production of an online and print voter guide that includes information from candidates and about the offices being sought. The printed guide is distributed widely in many locations in the Akron Area. In 2018, over 8,000 printed guides were distributed.
- Voter registration
- Candidate forums where the public can hear from candidates about their positions on issues of importance to the electorate.
- Promoting voter awareness through use of ads on city buses to guide voters to sources of information on elections.
- Sponsoring community forums on public policy issues
Over 30 years ago a group of visionary LWVAA members had the foresight to establish a non-profit foundation to allow League members and other citizens to make tax deductible contributions in support of the work of the Akron Area League. Your contribution to the Ed Fund will help to assure reasoned, nonpartisan information about candidates and critical public policy issues is available to our community.
2019-20 Board of Trustees
2019-20 Advisory Committee
Barbara Hunsicker - Chair
Paula Warner - Treasurer
Jodie DeLamatre - Secretary
Karen Fritschel - Trustee
Sharon Gandee - Trustee
Sharley Greer - Trustee
Gerry Hall - Trustee
Karyn Katz - Trustee
Ardith Keck - Trustee
Janice Jacobs Project Director
Jackie Derrow Ex-officio LWVAA President
John A. Mogen