United Way’s Power of the Purse Luncheon - State and Federal Communications

July 1, 2015  •  

United Way’s Power of the Purse Luncheon

On June 30, State & Federal Communications attended United Way’s Thirteenth Annual Power of the Purse Luncheon.  Elizabeth Bartz, the company’s president and CEO, introduced Dr. Beverly Warren, president of Kent State University and the event’s keynote speaker.  Dr. Warren gave a talk about the importance of philanthropy and the impact that women have on their community.  She gave numerous examples of women philanthropists from Kent State and around Akron.

The recipient of the 2015 Barbara Matthews Woman Philanthropist of the Year Award was Dr. Deborah Plate, a Family Practice Physician at Akron General Hospital.  Her award was presented by the 2014 recipient, Wendy Bolas.

Photo by Sophia Avouris.
Elizabeth Bartz introduces Dr. Beverly J. Warren, Kent State University President at the thirteenth annual Power of the Purse luncheon hosted by the Women’s Leadership Council of the United Way of Summit County.–Nikos Frazier
President Warren speaks to the crowd about the importance of philanthropy for the betterment of the community as a whole.–Nikos Frazier

President Warren walks off the Quaker Station stage after speaking at the United Way of Summit County Power of the Purse luncheon, Tuesday, June 30, 2015.–Nikos Frazier


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