Giving Voice – Lending a Hand

Below you will find a list of organizations that have been touched by The Summit's "Turning Outward" program. To find out more, click here to view the mission of "Turning Outward."

If you'd like us to consider your favorite non-profit for a Turning Outward broadcast, email our Julie DiVitto at Please include the contact person for the organization, so that we know who to contact, should we choose them for a broadcast.



December 10, 2009 - Community Health Center – 702 East Market – Akron, OH

The December 2009 Turning Outward remote broadcast focused on coping with depression and substance abuse during the Holiday season. We chose the Community Health Center – the premier provider of substance abuse treatment in Summit County.

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The holiday season for most people is a fun time of the year filled with parties, celebrations, and social gatherings with family and friends. But for many people, it is a time filled with sadness, self-reflection, loneliness, and anxiety. To cope with these pressures, many abuse drugs, and alcohol which can evidentially lead to depression.

Summit general manager, Tommy Bruno, conducted interviews with:

- Chrissy Gashash, Marketing Manager

- Kathy Perge, Director of Intake/Diagnostic Department

- Frankie Betancourt, Community Health Center

- Dr. Nancy Keogh, Clinical Director

The Community Health Center is the premier provider of substance abuse treatment in Summit County. Since 1974 the CHC has served over 50,000 adults, children and family members who have struggled with addictions issues. The CHC is a private, not-for-profit agency supported by state’ local and federal grants, fee for service and private donors.

For more information contact:

Community Health Center – 330-434-4141


November 13, 2009 – The Association of Fundraising Professionals National Philanthropy Day Luncheon

The Association of Fundraising Professionals recognized seven area businesses, foundations and individuals at their annual luncheon celebrating National Philanthropy Day.

Association of Fundraising Professionals North Central Ohio Chapter online


Award winners were chosen for the difference they make in strengthening our communities. Receiving accolades for the many accomplishments they have made in the name of giving were Buckeye Containers, Bridgestone America’s Trust Fund, The Lehner Family Foundation, Rennick Andreoli, Nicholas Guiney, The Gay Community Endowment Fund and Phillip Maynard.

Broadcasting live from Quaker Station, Summit General Manager, Tommy Bruno interviews included: AFP President Larry Becker and award recipients Phillip Maynard, Chris Hixson and Nicholas Guiney.

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October 20, 2009 – Akron Community Foundation's Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award Ceremony

Over 300 local leaders and supporters were present to honor Madeline Bozzelli for her decades of service to area non-profit organizations. Mrs. Bozzelli has dedicated herself to raising funds for many Akron area non-profits including Akron Children’s Hospital, St. Thomas Hospital, YWCA, The Akron Blind Center and countless others.

Akron Community Foundation online

The Humanitarian Award is named for Polsky’s Department Store founder and Akron Community Foundation founding trustee Bert Polsky. The annual award recipient is chosen by a committee of past nominees and presented to the individual or couple who best exemplifies Polsky’s own selfless dedication to area humanitarian causes.

Summit on air personality Liz Mozzocco and general manager Tommy Bruno were on hand to interview Madeline Bozzelli along with leaders, and board members of Akron Community Foundation.


September 10, 2009 – Rimer CLC

The public got their first look Rimer Community Learning Center at the formal dedicated of the state-of-the-art Elementary School.

By day Rimer is an Elementary School; in the evening and on weekends, it becomes a Community Center, for general, scheduled public functions such as athletics or adult classes.

Rimer CLC is part of the Kenmore Cluster and one of 15 completed CLCs in Akron Public Schools.

91.3 Summit music director, and on-air personality, Liz Mozzocco was on-hand, along with local dignitaries and dozens of proud Rimer Elementary Alumni.

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August 13, 2009 – Community AIDS Network

Community Aids Network – The Summit has been a long-term supporter of Community AIDS Network (CAN).

The Mission of the Community AIDS Network is to prevent further transmission of HIV through education and risk reduction efforts and to provide housing assistance and other services to people already affected by HIV/AIDS.

Visit Community AIDS Network online


Summit Music Director & On-Air Personality Liz Mozzocco broadcast live from the Community Aids Network new administrative offices

The Community AIDS Network staff, volunteers, and ocal dignitaries were on-hand to celebrate.

See the photos here




July 22, 2009 - Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio

Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio – And based on our Community Needs Assessment Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio touched on three significant components in-need:

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  • Financial Literacy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Workforce Readiness

Successfully raising awareness of the JA programs and their mission was an obvious first step in Turning Outward. JA programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action, and learn the value of contributing to their communities.

Summit Music Director & On-Air Personality Liz Mozzocco broadcast live from the Akron Public Schools/Helen Arnold Community Learning Center in support of Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio.

Charter One and WJW FOX 8 named Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio as their 2009 third-quarter Champion in Action winner in Ohio. As part of the award, Junior Achievement received a $25,000 grant, public relations and volunteer support toward financial literacy.