Elizabeth 'Betty' Dalton Lived A Life Of Service To Children - News Article

Elizabeth 'Betty' Dalton Lived A Life Of Service To Children

Elizabeth 'Betty' Dalton Lived  A Life Of Service To Children

The passing of Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Dalton (1928-2018) is a loss to the Akron community. Betty was dedicated to serving the needs of children — from grade school with The Helping Hand Club; to high school, scrubbing beds and furniture in the hospital rooms for polio patients; to her years in the Junior League, with Family Services of Summit County, and as a member of the Akron School Board. She committed herself to a lifetime of service that was based on her belief that "our children, their welfare … the resources we invest in them are surely the greatest legacy we leave to our community."

Betty held leadership roles in a great many civic and philanthropic organizations in Akron and served as an example to others. Child Guidance and Family Solutions was honored to recognize her with the Friend of Children Legacy Award in 2014. We celebrate her life and honor her dedication to enriching the lives of children.

Photo to the left: Justin Rogers, CG&FS trustee emeritus, and former board chair presenting Betty Dalton with the first Friend of Children Legacy Award.