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9th Annual Growing Up Akron - Event

9th Annual Growing Up Akron

Aug 10, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Thirsty Dog Brewing Co.
529 Grant St.
Akron, OH

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Join us on Friday, August 10, for a uniquely Akron event to support Child Guidance and Family Solutions. Now in it's ninth year, Growing Up Akron is presented by Peg's Foundation and will be held at Thirsty Dog Brewing Co.

With tickets starting at $60, you can spend the night indulging in classic Akron food and beverages, including cold beer from Thirsty Dog Brewing. 

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Honorary Chairs Sharon and Marc Merklin have inspired many through their professional and civic involvement in Akron over the last 35 years. In 2014, they were selected for the Outstanding Leadership and Community Service Award by the Schultz Campus for Jewish Life.

Marc is managing partner of Brouse McDowell, LPA, a leading regional law firm. He is regularly included in various legal rankings as a top lawyer in his industry. Sharon has been the law librarian for the Community Legal Aid Society for over 30 years. She is the founder of SRM Library Services, which maintains libraries for law firms, accounting firms, and corporations.

Both Marc and Sharon have served as on the board for many of Akron's most well-known community and nonprofit organizations. Marc has served on the following boards: Greater Akron Chamber; United Way of Summit County; Akron Community Foundation; BVU: The Center for Non-Profit Excellence; Akron Bar Association; County of Summit Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board; JCC Association of North America. He is also former Chair of Child Guidance & Family Solutions. Sharon is past president of Stan Hywet Needlework Guild; Jewish Family Service; and Jewish Community Board of Akron. She is currently the Vice President/President Elect of Beth El Congregation and actively volunteers with Planned Parenthood and the Children’s Hospital Doggie Brigade.

Sharon and Marc are both graduates of Leadership Akron. They have three adult children: Laura, a social worker for Caring for Kids in Cuyahoga Falls; Lisa, a news designer with the Virginian Pilot; and Brian who just graduated from the University of Akron and who will be joining Brouse McDowell this fall.

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Akron Metro Housing Authority
Gerstenmaier Pediatric Dentistry
GPD Group
Kastner Westman & Wilkins, LLC
The Maynard Family Foundation
United Way of Summit County

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