Phil Maynard To Receive Friend of Children Award - News Article

Phil Maynard To Receive Friend of Children Award

Phil Maynard To Receive Friend of Children Award

Child Guidance & Family Solutions (CG&FS) is proud to announce that Philip H. Maynard is the recipient of the Friend of Children Award. The public is invited to the Mending Hearts & Minds luncheon on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. at Todaro’s Party Center (1820 Akron Peninsula Road, Akron, OH 44313) when the award will be presented.

Philip H. Maynard is chairman & CEO of ASW Properties, Ltd., a real estate, development and investment company, and founder and chairman of The Maynard Family Foundation. Born and raised in Akron, Ohio, Maynard spent four years in the Far East during the Vietnam conflict, in the U.S. Army Intelligence Agency. His long list of honors include the University of Akron Distinguished Alumni Honor Award; Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award (2007); named Lifetime Trustee by Leadership Akron (2008); National Philanthropy Lifetime Achievement Award (2009); Norman Cohn Hope Award by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (2011); Lisle M. Buckingham Leadership Award (2012); Akron Children’s Hospital Champions for Children’s Award (2012); and Salvation Army Community Award (2013).

Maynard’s philanthropic efforts have long been focused on children and education He presently serves as Chairman of Akron Children Hospital’s Foundation Board and is past Board chair of Akron Children Hospital’s Board, the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland Foundation and Archbishop Hoban High School Board. He is also on the Executive Committee of the University of Akron Foundation and Open M Board.

Maynard says: “It’s very important to give back to the community. I’ve been very blessed over the years and believe that when you give, you also receive; not only is it a duty and an honor, but it’s a true joy. Our family foundation is focused on children and education, and helping those who are struggling. I’ve been affiliated with Akron Children’s Hospital for over 20 years, and through them have learned so much about the great work being done by CG&FS.”

Says Elaine Harlin, President & CEO, CG&FS: “Phil puts his heart and soul into everything he does, and with knowledge and wisdom. Through Phil’s dedication to children and youth, he is impacting the wellbeing of children as they grow up and become successful adults, which strengthens our community’s future. We are honored to recognize Phil because he does not do things to seek accolades, but because it’s the right thing to do.”

Held annually, Mending Hearts & Minds is CG&FS’s report to the community on its impact on the health of our children, adolescents and families who struggle with mental, emotional, and behavioral health issues. Established through the efforts of dedicated community leaders and members of the Junior League of Akron over 75 years ago, CG&FS has been dedicated to making our children healthier, our families stronger, and our community richer by providing accessible mental health services to our children.

Previous recipients of the award include former Akron Public School Board president, Betty Dalton; Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA) and its executive director, Anthony O’Leary; Akron Children’s Hospital and its president & CEO, William H. Considine; the Akron Area YMCA and its president & CEO Douglas R. Kohl; and Summit County Juvenile Court Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio.

Child Guidance & Family Solutions is a medical sub-specialty practice specializing in mental and behavioral healthcare for children, adolescents and their families. With offices in Akron, Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls and Twinsburg, CG&FS works closely with doctors, hospitals, school districts and the County of Summit Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board (ADM Board) to provide a safety net of services for children who are facing the challenges of mental, emotional and behavioral health issues. To reserve a seat at the Mending Hearts & Minds luncheon, or for more information, please call CG&FS at 330-762-0591 or visit