Join us for our amazing Annual Push to Prosperity Masquerade Gala!

When: Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Where: Sheraton Suites Cuyahoga Falls

Time: 7pm – 10pm

VIP Reception from 6pm-7pm


This year’s theme will be a Red Carpet Black-Tie Masquerade Ball at the beautiful and elegant Sheraton Suites in Cuyahoga Falls.  The highlight of our annual Extravaganzas is our awarding of the prestigious Mover and Shaker Awards to those leaders who make a huge difference for the families of our community.


Our 2017 Awardees were:

  • Vikki McGee – Development & Community Engagement Manager of Oriana House
  • Veronica Sims – Akron City Council Member At Large
  • Renae Baylor – Executive Director of the Akron Minority Business Association
  • Dotty Achmoody – Retiring Executive Director of OPEN-M
  • Ace Epps – Akron Community Manager for BMe Community
  • Jamar “Byrd” Hooks – Hooks Family Foundation
  • Sheryl Mendoza – Producer/Host of the Akron Today Show
  • Kenan and DeNica Bishop – Executive Director of I-CAN Schools / Owner/Founder of SkyBlue Outerwear
  • Theresa LeGrair – Director of Community Investment at Akron Community Foundation

We love to celebrate the amazing Movers and Shakers who are making a real difference for the families in our community and this year we’ll be celebrating an entirely new class of leaders.


Our 2018 Nominees are:

  • Lashawrida Fellows – MHRM Senior Human Resource Administrator, County of Summit
  • Judi Hill – President, Akron N.A.A.C.P.
  • Pastor Paramore – Senior Pastor, Christ Centered Church Barberton
  • Margo Sommerville – President, Akron City Council
  • Scott Myers – Executive Director, Good Place Holdings
  • Illya McGee – Cuyahoga County VP Correctional Programs, Oriana House
  • Candice Eberhardt – Owner, Eberhardt Realty
  • Zach Kohl – Executive Director, The Well
  • Pastor Talbert – Senior Pastor, Citizens Akron
  • Pastor Ford – Executive Director, Love Akron Network
  • Pastor Norris – Mountain of the Lord Church / Famed Fathers Initiative


This year’s incredible MC will be none other than Pastor Lori Porter of the Chapel of Grace.


And our keynote speaker is the amazing Nick Browning, President of Huntington Bank Akron.



The beautiful ballroom will be the venue for a night out to remember.


We’ve even arranged for a very special group rate on this magnificent hotel’s suite rooms!

Come out and help us support the families in our communities.

To get tickets, contact our Executive Assistant Sharon Ealy at or call our office at 234-738-4699. Thank you in advance and I look forward to seeing you there!