Barberton Community Leadership Institute Pass-Through Fund

Barberton Community Leadership Institute Pass-Through Fund

Ray E. Leach

This fund provides assistance to Barberton residents selected to participate in the program, or by supporting the annual class project. This fund can also support Barberton residents participating in other leadership programs through Leadership Akron.

 

Barberton High School Class of 1967 City Improvement Pass-Through Fund

Barberton High School Class of 1967 Pass-Through Fund

Ray E. Leach

The Barberton High School class of 1967 reunion committee established this fund in 2017. In previous years this fund has been used to purchase an honorary bench for the class at Lake Anna. In 2019, the class donated to the Limitless Playground. In 2022, the class selected Magical Theatre as the recipient of this year’s reunion donation.

The reunion committee will assign any additional funding toward future projects.

 

Ben Curtis Family Foundation Birdie Bag Fund

Ben Curtis Family Foundation Birdie Bag Pass-Through Fund

Ray E. Leach

In 2013, Ben and Candace Curtis started the Ben Curtis Family Foundation after seeing a special on TV about food insecurity and learning about the growing problem in their hometown of Kent. The Ben Curtis Family Foundation believes it takes a village to end childhood hunger. That’s why their family is fighting this growing problem in Barberton as well as 11 other school districts in northeast Ohio.

Working closely with the Barberton School District for the fifth year they ensure any child who needs a Birdie Bag is receiving one. Each Birdie Bag contains 4 meals, 6 snacks and a travel size toiletry kit. Barberton receives between 1500-1600 bags each month during the school year as well as bags during the summer. Your support for the Barberton School District Birdie Bags will help us in our fight to alleviate child food insecurity in Barberton.