Thank you to our 2019 Cultivate Countryside sponsors!




Nick and Maureen Katanic

Herb and Dianne Newman



Akron Children’s Hospital


First Energy Foundation

Hackett Family Foundation

John Ernest Foundation


Seed Starters

Springside Partners LLC

Brit and Julie Hyde

Sikich LLP – Robert and Laura Culp

Chuck and Kathie Rankin


*current as of 5/3/19


Thank you to all those who supported our work in 2018.


Grants and Foundation Funding

Akron Community Foundation 

Barberton Community Foundation 

GAR Foundation 

The George Fund Foundation

Huntington Bank Foundation

Knight Foundation

Ohio State University - FINI

Produce Perks Midwest

The National Park Service 

Tuscora Parks Health and Wellness Foundation 

United Way of Summit County

Wholesome Wave 

Darwin Society Support & Harvesters

Ernie and Bonnie Estep 

Sue and George Klein 

Chuck and Kathleen Rankin

Richard and Alida Rogers 

Roger Read and Sally Miller

April and Charles Walton


Cultivators and Seed Starters 

Ted Dalheim 

John Debo

Cliff and Sandy Deveny

Patty and Harvey Graves

Doug Holbert 

Douglas Katz 

Lisa and Christopher Kayafas 

Bryan and Susan Kinnamon

Jim Larue and Barbara Starr

Nancy Ray 

Beth Sanders 

Sandra and Richard Smith 

Pamela Thielo 

Marilyn Wotoweic 


Countryside Board of Trustees

Lisa Dietrich, Board Chair 

Barb Greene, Vice Chair 

Nick Katanic, Treasurer

Noelle Celeste*

James Grant 

Andrea Kinast 

Bob Kirschner

Sue Klein

James Kurtz

Alida Moonen 

Philip Nabors

Jeffrey Scott 

Emily Thome* 

Bronlynn Thurman



* 2018 Board of Trustees