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AGMC leaders volunteer at Salvation Army

11/7/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photos courtesy of Akron General Medical Center
WEST AKRON — Coinciding with National Make a Difference Day celebrating volunteerism, a dozen graduates of Class 3 of the Tony Gorant Community Leadership Institute at Akron General Medical Center (AGMC) spent the day Oct. 25 at the Salvation Army cleaning and painting a housing unit.

Participants Claire Wilson, Toby Gorant, Laurie Fenton, Lisa Russell, Tracy Nauer, Sue Hobson, Amy Miller and Troy Clevenger are shown above from left.

Shown above, Clevenger helps to refurbish one of the rooms at the Salvation Army.

The Leadership Institute was created in partnership with Leadership Akron in 2012 in memory of AGMC leader Tony Gorant, who was passionate about community service and encouraged others to participate, according to AGMC officials. Tony Gorant was a past chairman/lifetime trustee of the Salvation Army Advisory Board of Summit County, as well as involved on additional community boards, in local government issues and volunteer initiatives.

Through the Institute, up-and-coming leaders at AGMC are exposed to the Akron community through four full-day sessions focusing on Basic Health Needs, Economic Health, Healthy Children and Families, and Healthy Civic Life. So far, approximately 60 leaders have participated, and many have since joined community boards or have participated in community volunteer projects with staff members.

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