Goodwill’s Taste of Vintage Event Raised More Than $80,000 To Support Mission

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AKRON, Ohio — Nov. 12, 2019 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties, along with honorees Kim and Chas Schreckenberger, raised more than $80,000 at its 14th annual Taste of Vintage gala fundraiser. All net proceeds support Goodwill’s mission to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment in our community. 

Kim & Chas Schreckenberger – Honorees

The event held on Nov. 7, 2019, was attended by nearly 500 guests and paid tribute to the philanthropic efforts of Kim and Chas Schreckenberger in the greater Akron community.  Guests enjoyed food tastings offered by a variety of restaurants and specialty businesses, silent and live auctions, as well as a showcase of fashions from the 1940s to 1980s from Goodwill’s Vintage Collection. 

“We truly are appreciative of the generosity of our guests, many in honor of Kim and Chas, who have together devoted 15 years to Goodwill’s board,” said Nancy Ellis McClenaghan, president & CEO, Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties.  “The support we received ensures Goodwill can continue its work in the community to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment.”

To view a brief mission success story as well as photos from the event, visit www.tasteofvintage.com.

Thank you to the following restaurants, specialty businesses, sponsors and patrons for their support.

Restaurants and Specialty Businesses
Aladdin’s Eatery in Fairlawn; Cabot Creamery Co-operative; CoreLife Eatery;  Crave Cantina; Creekside Restaurant & Bar; da Bayou Authentic Cajun and Creole Cuisine; Dewey’s Pizza; Jilly’s Music Room; Little City Grill; Pearl Coffee Company; Robert J. – Events & Catering; Saffron Patch in the Valley; The West Side Bakery; Totally Cooked; University of Akron Catering; and Vaccaro’s Trattoria.


Vintage Fashion Models
Jen Alder; Annette Berbari; Edna Borders; Tom Brew; Jessica Burkhart; Kathleen Burt; Janice Chislow; Lisa M. Clark; Megan Dyer; Innara Goldstein; Kelly Harrington; Dylan James Haywood; Dana Hervey; Julie Holiday; Amanda Kohari; Kimberly Kotter; Andrew Lamb; Anne Lazzerini; Jenna Loader; J.J. Mesko-Kimmich; Chrissy Myers; Sharon Penrod; Jacqueline Quintero; Kathy Romito; Sarah Schreckenberger; Valerie Swank; Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio; Lisa M. Testa, D.O.; Sylvia Trundle; Kimberly Young; Cindi Zagar; and Irene Zurowski. 

Event Sponsors
Platinum: OMNOVA Solutions Foundation; Gold: PNC Financial Services Group; and W3 Wealth Management; Silver: Britton Gallagher; Eric & Nan McClenaghan; and Presper Financial Architects; Bronze/Bronze Program Partner: Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.; Bober Markey Fedorovich; Brennan Manna Diamond; Campbell Construction Inc.; Crain, Langner & Co.; Fifth Third Bank; KeyBank; Metis Construction Services; Navigator Management Partners (now Avaap); Roetzel & Andress; Kim and Chas Schreckenberger; Marc Servodio, SS&G Wealth Management; and Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro’s Department of Job and Family Services; Copper: S.A. Comunale Co., Inc.; Table: Center for Marketing & Opinion Research (CMOR); Clark Family; CliftonLarsonAllen LLP; ComDoc; Chuck & Debbie Ducey; Goodwill Youngstown; GPD Group; Greg & Jackie McDermott & Family; Meaden & Moore; and Western Reserve Hospital; Patron Table Sponsor: FirstEnergy Foundation; J.C. Whitlam Manufacturing Company; and Buffy Phillips; Diamond Patron: Jennifer & Justin Bako; David & Kathleen Bucci; Bill & Mary Glaeser; Danielle J. Kimmell, CPA; and Kimberly & Greg Morton; Gold Patron: Chip Clupper; Margaret & John Jordan; and Dean & Lynda Leonakis;  Patron: Anna Arvay; Marcie Bircher; Brad Gilbo; Randy & Julie Katz; Dr. Mary Beth Kluge; The Lefton Group, LLC; Steve & Cathy Leuenberger; Ellen & Wendy McWilliams-Woods; Lynn & Bambi Miller; Mary Anne & C. Allen Nichols; and Bob Pacanovsky – Black Tie Experience; Gary Rickel & Karen Krino; Gail & Kurt Rodgers; Mary Sayre and Sylvia Trundle; Media: akronlife and WAKR/WONE/WQMX/WNWV; In-kind: Great Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America; International Soap Box Derby; MC Salon, Spa & studio; and Shulan’s Jewelers.

About Goodwill Industries Serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland & Richland Counties
The Goodwill Industries of Akron, Ohio, Inc., is a not-for-profit corporation that helps individuals prepare for, find and retain employment. Operating in the five-county region of Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland & Richland, the agency was established in 1927. It is a private, independent organization, operating as an affiliate member of Goodwill Industries International. Goodwill helps to directly strengthen the region’s workforce through its employment programs and indirectly through the net proceeds from its retail outlets and industrial services division. For more information about GIA, visit www.goodwillakron.org or call 800-989-8428.     

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Contact:    Jennifer Bako
                  (330) 786-2519
                   jbako@goodwillakron.org

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