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Barberton Community Foundation Announces New Director of Community Impact

Barberton Community Foundation welcomes Carrie Herman as the new Director of Community Impact.

Carrie will manage the implementation of the Foundation’s grant and scholarship programs. She will also be responsible for advancing initiatives for the Foundation’s mission, building relationships with community stakeholders, and working to identify community engagement opportunities that will lead to positive and lasting change.

“We are so happy to welcome Carrie to Barberton Community Foundation and to introduce her to the community,” said Executive Director Dr. Suzanne Allen. “She will be working closely with our nonprofits and donors to help us Build a Better Barberton.”

Carrie has over 30 years of experience in the social services sector and has successfully served as a leader and convener in Akron area organizations. Professionally, she was the executive director of Women’s Network for 13 years, coordinating and collaborating on economic development, as well as strategic issues and opportunities. Most recently, she has served for 19 years as the Business Development Group Manager for United Disability Services (UDS) in Akron, creating and implementing UDS’s social enterprises, as well as partnering with internal and external stakeholders to further the mission of the organization.

Carrie is one of the co-founders of the Women’s’ Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation and has spent 14 years on the grants committee.  Her volunteer work extends to Akron ATHENA’s Board of Trustees and Master Gardeners of Summit County.  Past volunteer commitments include Friends of Main Library Board of Trustees for the Akron-Summit County Public Library, and the Ohio Women’s’ Business Resource Network, where she served as treasurer.  Carrie was named one of YWCA’s 100 Women of Distinction, one of the 500 Most Influential Women in Northeast Ohio by Northern Ohio Live Magazine, and was the Women’s History Project Woman of the Year in 2006.  In her free time, she enjoys traveling and gardening, for which she has earned the designation of Master Gardener.

The City of Barberton Disaster Relief Charitable Fund

When a disaster strikes, we all feel the impact and look for ways to offer help. Barberton Community Foundation stands ready to connect donors with our neighbors in need. The City of Barberton’s Disaster Relief Fund at Barberton Community Foundation was started to help victims of the 2013 flood and is ready to support nonprofits with programs that help flood victims in our community today.

All funds raised for the City of Barberton’s Disaster Relief Fund will go directly to nonprofit organizations serving the needs of local individuals and communities in the impacted areas of Barberton.

 

How to give:

DONATE ONLINE

Checks can be mailed to Barberton Community Foundation at 460 West Paige Avenue, Barberton, Ohio 44203 and please designate your gift for “Disaster Relief.” If you need assistance with your donation, please call 330-745-5995. All gifts are tax-deductible.

Thank you!

BCF Hires Director of Marketing

Kate DeAngelis joins Barberton Community Foundation

 

(July 1, 2019, Barberton, Ohio) – Barberton Community Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of Kate DeAngelis as the new Director of Marketing. Kate will be responsible for coordinating marketing initiatives, maintaining key community relationships, and communicating the overall mission of the foundation.

“We are excited to welcome Kate to the Barberton Community Foundation,” said Executive Director Suzanne Allen. “Her background with the Barberton community and her passion for community service makes her an excellent addition to our team.”

Kate has six years of nonprofit marketing and communications experience, previously working as the Director of Marketing and Community Relations at Neighborhood Development Services. In her time there, she contributed to many Barberton related projects, including Barberton Better Block, Kave Coffee Bar, the Barberton Walk of Fame, and the Barberton Arts and Entertainment District. From 2012-2016 she worked as the Public Relations and Marketing Associate at the Barberton Public Library. While working at the library, Kate became a Friend of the Foundation, and found her passion working closely with the Barberton community.

Kate is a native of Norton, Ohio, and currently lives in Akron. She graduated from Ellet High School, and attended Ohio Northern University, receiving a BA in Professional Writing. She is excited to be working in Barberton again and shared that it feels like coming home.

 

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About Barberton Community Foundation

Established in 1996, the Barberton Community Foundation has awarded over 3,400 grants and scholarships totaling more than $89 million since its inception and invested over $12.5 million more to promote job creation, neighborhood improvements and educational opportunities within Barberton. The Foundation strives to improve, now and forever, the quality of life for Barberton residents by providing leadership on vital issues, fostering collaboration, and creating a legacy of giving to do good. The Foundation strengthens the community for current and future generations by proactively directing its grant dollars to the community’s greatest needs. To read more about the Barberton Community Foundation visit www.barbertoncf.org or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/barbertoncommunityfoundation

 

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