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.
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