Why Donate

Why Donate

Why Donate to Cleveland Clinic Akron General?

Helping, healing and making a difference in the lives of others are at the heart of healthcare and the work of the Akron General Foundation. We are a 501-C3 tax-exempt organization, which encourages and accepts gifts made to Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Lodi Hospital and Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center.

These charitable donations can express gratitude for excellent care received; gifts that honor a friend, relative or caregiver, go toward research for diseases such as cancer and heart disease; or gifts that in other ways invite you to play a part in improving the health of our community.

When you donate to Akron General, whether to our hospitals or other health system members, one hundred percent of your designated contribution goes directly to the programs and services that serve our patients and their families. Charitable hospital donations go toward research and education along with helping people with illnesses such as cancer and heart disease. All donations raised locally stay local to support Akron General.

Charitable hospital donations benefit patients and the health our communities by:

  • Offering patients dynamic programs and services
  • Investing in the latest technology
  • Making capital improvements to enhance the environments of our hospital
  • Funding medical research
  • Ensuring ongoing education for healthcare professions
  • Providing valuable health information to our patients

Become part of our mission and vision by joining the Akron General family of friends and supporters.

Learn how you can:

Current Campaigns

Current Campaigns

Support Akron General's current campaigns: 

Honor Your Caregiver

Say thank you to a caregiver who has made a difference to you. 100 percent of your gift will stay local to support Akron General capital projects, purchase equipment and fund important patient care initiatives.

Light Up a Life

Pay tribute to those we remember and love this holiday season by hanging a gold star on a “Light Up a Life” Hospice Memory Tree. All proceeds provide comfort care for those at the end of life and bereavement support for their loved ones.

Make a Donation Online

Every donation made to Akron General is an investment in the future of healthcare for your family, your neighbors and your community. All donations raised locally stay local to support your designation of choice.

Contact Us

Contact Us

General Inquiries

Fax: 330.253.2305

Normal business hours are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Laura Biddle Clarke Cleveland Clinic Akron General Foundation staff

Laura Biddle Clarke
Senior Director

Christine Detweiler Thompson Cleveland Clinic Akron General Foundation staff

Christine Detweiler (Thompson)
Development Associate

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Cat Derrick
Development Associate