Salome's Heart

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The Reymann Foundation is excited to introduce a special campaign that will help us all celebrate the heart and soul of our organization – this year and every year into the future.

It’s called Salome’s Heart, named for the woman whose legendary kindness helped to inspire the creation of the nonprofit Reymann Foundation in 1967.

Your gift in the name of Salome’s Heart supports our programs that help individuals with developmental disabilities, their families and caregivers, and the dedicated people who educate and support them.

Who Was

Salome Reymann?

Salome Reymann was a hard working woman who immigrated to Ohio from Alsace-Lorraine. In 1906, she married fellow immigrant Charles Reymann and settled in Akron.

Charles and Salome achieved plenty, even during the Great Depression. In addition to raising 16 children, teaching them all the meaning of “love your neighbor as yourself.” Establishing two successful Akron area businesses, the couple donated generously to the greater community and the church.

Salome Reymann died in 1969. Her son Jimmy, a Roman Catholic priest, praised her spirit as “valiant” – courageous in her faith and determined always to others in need. Like fixing plates of food for strangers during the Great Depression who had no homes or work. Or giving her time and treasure to support missions in her beloved local church.

Reymann family photo

Two of Salome’s grandchildren had special needs. Salome looked into her heart. She and Charles began to support ways to improve the lives of those grandchildren and others in the community with developmental disabilities.

Will you, like Salome, look into your heart to continue her mission and help the Reymann Foundation give hope to people with developmental disabilities?

What’s In Your Heart This Season?

In this season of giving, remember our mission and consider a Gift to the Reymann Foundation to help us continue our legacy.

Donate to the Charles and Salome Reymann Foundation by clicking here or make check payable to:

The Charles and Salome Reymannn Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 13441
Fairlawn, OH 44334

Salome’s Heart Lives On

Salome’s kind-hearted spirit lives on through the Charles and Salome Reymann Foundation. Throughout our history, generous support from donors like you has helped improve the quality of life for countless individuals, their families, teachers and others who care for them.

St. Vincent-St. Mary Transition to Work Program

Salome helped people in need, wherever she saw it. The Foundation continues her mission.

A recent success story is the Transition to Work program we helped launch at St. Vincent – St. Mary High School. This was the first program of its kind for students with special needs in any greater Akron private school.