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Mardi Gras 2017

                                                       March 4, 2017   |   The Tangier    |    5:30p - 11:00p

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     We are excited to be using Gesture's electronic bidding system for our 25th Annual Mardi Gras Gala! 

            View and bid on silent auction items one week prior to the event. Items will go live at 5:30p on Feb 25th.


For over 45 years, Victim Assistance Program has continued to help 6,000 residents and employees of Summit County navigate through the aftermath of their victimization each and every year. Our team of twenty five staff and twelve interns provide services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to ensure every victim of homicide, assault, robbery, human trafficking, home explosion, traffic fatality, suicide, etc. has an advocate to lean on.

To learn more about the impact Victim Assistance Program has on our community, please click here to view our 2016 Mardi Gras video highlighting the support given to Ellet plane crash victims.

Victim Assistance Program would not be able to carry this enormous weight without the strength and collaboration of our community. In appreciation of this support, we will be presenting three special awards to the following nominees during our special 25th Annual Mardi Gras Gala:

Bernard I. Rosen Award:

    Presented to Sherri Bevan Walsh

Volunteer of the Year Award:

    Presented to Zonta Club of Hudson

Courage Award:

    Presented to Karen Albright

Please join us on Saturday, March 4, 2017, as over 400 guests turn The Tangier in Akron into a night out on Bourbon Street. We will enjoy a gourmet meal, open bar, and live music from "The Cover Band," while we bid on live and silent auction items to reach our fundraising goal of $100,000!

We look forward to seeing you soon. Meanwhile, click here to view pictures from 2016's sold out event!


2017 Mardi Gras Committee

Co-Chairs: Erin Victor & Marissa Pappas


                    MG 2016 Committee
                               2016 Mardi Gras Committee Members


  Jan Apisa Carolyn McDonald
  Chip Clupper Kelly McGlumphy
  Shannon Conrad-Wokojance Carrie Milkovich
  Angelica George Danielle Murphy
  Leanne Graham Ashley Nickelsen
                          Lindsay Hailer Cori Oliver
  Roberta Kleinman Carrie Pozsgay
  Erica Konecny Kathy Romito
  Lori Krohn Deanna Sabion
  Jamie Lami Danielle Petit











The 25th Anniversary Mardi Gras Gala is made possible by our generous sponsors:


Mardi Gras Level Sponsor

AAA Akron Auto Club              AGMC
   Western Reserve              Medical Mutual 

Parade Level Sponsor

 Akron Child       Chamberlain Nursing      FOP Interim Healthcare  
 ADM Board  ALCO    First Energy  GOJo (1)  

Carnival Level Sponsor

At Net Plus Bober Markey Goldman and Rosen  Leppo Rents 
People's Bank Sirak Financial  Summit IT

The Cusimano Family 

        Novus Clinic      

Reveler Level Sponsor

    Jones Group Interiors           Silverline      The Lefton Group The Lefton Group, LLC.  
 Fairlawn Landscaping  Key Private Bank  Emilia Sykes

Ohio State Representative

         Emila Sykes


     The Regan Family

 OMNOVA  State Re Greta Johnson

 Ohio State Representative

         Greta Johnson





In Kind Sponsors

Fitzwater Photogrphy Right Brain Design Group  Craft Beer

 Updated 2.21.17