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National Philanthropy Day
Awardee Profile
Greg and Tiffany Michalec

 

Greg and Tiffany Michalec — this year’s winners of the 2014 National Philanthropy Day’s Outstanding Fundraiser Award — say they are just parents… not fundraisers, but Akron Children’s Hospital has a special meaning to Greg and Tiffany Mechalic.

Greg and Tiffany’s twins Katie and Cory Michalec were born at 26 weeks on February 3, 2004; Katie weighing only 1lb. 12oz. and Cory was 2lb. 2oz. They both experienced complications at birth and were immediately taken to Akron Children’s Hospital, where they received life-saving care. During the next 18 weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Akron Children’s Hospital, Greg and Tiffany witnessed the care and understandings from doctors, nurses, and staff. Not only for the care for Katie and Cory, but for all of the other newborns suffering from various complications.

The Hospital became a “home away from home” for Greg and Tiffany, and they knew they had to give back to this wonderful institution somehow someway. To show their gratitude, the Michalecs pledged to raise $1 million in 10 years for Akron Children’s Hospital.

An Evening of Wine and Wishes was born in April of 2005. This event treats guests to an evening of more than 150 selected fines wines from around the world, with gourmet food provided by Giant Eagle and an assortment of craft beers.

After the overwhelming success and support of this first event, Tiffany and Greg set a goal of raising $1 million in 10 years; a goal that was achieved in only eight. Even more remarkable, using his keen business sense and by sharing the heartfelt story to others, Greg was able to keep the yearly expenses of this event around 10% of revenue raised.

Greg and Tiffany’s work extends beyond Wine and Wishes. Tiffany is a member of the Parent Mentor program at Akron Children's Hospital, where she provides guidance, hope and support for parents of children in the NICU. Greg lent his business expertise as a director on the Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation Board. Both are also involved in the children’s schools and other activities.

Miracles do happen and happen every day at Akron Children’s Hospital, thanks to a community of supporters like Greg & Tiffany Mechalic.

The National Philanthropy Day luncheon celebration will be held on Friday, November 14, 2014, at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn. Sponsorships are now available. For more information, click here.

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November 14 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Hilton Akron/Fairlawn
National Philanthropy Day
Awards Luncheon

sponsored by FirstMerit Bank

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Recognizing there are individuals who would like to be members of the AFP North Central Ohio Chapter but whose organizations may have difficulty paying the annual membership fees, the Chapter is pleased to announce scholarships for those with demonstrated need and an interest in being active in the Chapter.  For more information on scholarships, click here.

Please contact the Scholarship Committee Chair Danielle Hupp at daniellehupp@gmail.com with any questions.

 

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