Stories of Support

Urban Youth Transition Program

Empowering Futures: University of Akron and The Charles and Salome Reymann Foundation Launch Urban Youth Transition Program(AKRON, Ohio – Sept.. 11, 2023) — The University of Akron (UA), renowned for its commitment to education excellence and real-world career...

Kenneth Subak

A familiar quote from St. Francis de Sales is “Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.” With that in mind, the saint aptly describes Ken Subak, who serves on The Charles and Salome Reymann Foundation Board of Directors. Don’t make the...

Memories of Salome Reymann Pt. 5

Salome as a Mother“Mother” was undoubtedly the most cherished title Salome held, a role in which she excelled and one that she loved. Being raised in a large family in Alsace, and then raising a large family of her own, Salome was committed to caring for her children...

Memories of Salome Reymann Pt. 4

Salome as a Devout Catholic and Faith-Filled WomanLoving God and caring for His people was deeply ingrained in Salome Reymann, a devout Catholic and faith-filled woman. Grandson Richard (Dick) Reymann remembers his father, Martin, reciting his nightly prayers on his...

Memories of Salome Reymann Pt. 3

Salome as a Cook, Baker, Seamstress and Ultimate Home ManagerWhen asked of her memories of her grandmother, Salome Reymann, as a family and home manager, granddaughter Mary Michael Lawson realized that she may have a unique and special perspective. In her youth, Mary...

Memories of Salome Reymann Pt. 2

Salome as a Businesswoman, Her Intellect and AcumenStories are often shared among the Reymann family regarding the many wonderful attributes of Salome Reymann, our matriarch, our grandma. Per Barbara Reymann Strigle, married to Thomas Reymann and daughter-in-law to...

Memories of Salome Reymann Pt. 1

Salome as a Philanthropist, Charity Near & Far, Community Activist The Reymann family often jokes about the many acres of land donated by Charles and Salome Reymann to erect St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Akron, feeling that the church was built to support the two...

Founder’s Day

On March 5, 1967, while Salome Reymann was vacationing in Florida, several members of the Reymann family gathered at the Reymann home. Discussion was the possibility of establishing a foundation in memory and honor of Charles and Salome Reymann. Reymann son, Fr. James...

ArtSparks Dynamite Duos Program

Their dance class is named ‘Dynamite Duos’, and although they aren’t the featured artists, these lovely ladies are the embodiment of that dynamite title. Akron area native Kara Cea is the Executive Director of ArtSparks, an organization that teaches expressive dance...

Fr. James J. Reymann Community Service Award

The Charles and Salome Reymann Foundation is proud to announce the creation of The Father James J. Reymann Community Service Award. The purpose of this award is to honor the life, legacy, priesthood and community activism of Fr. James J. Reymann, the first chairman of...

Obituary for Father James J. Reymann

Father James J. Reymann, 98, of Wellington, Ohio. Born on April 17, 1924 in Akron, Ohio to the late Charles and Mary Salome (nee Zaber) Reymann, James was one of sixteen children in a large, loving family. Fr. Reymann graduated from St. Vincent High School in 1942,...

Rose A. DeBord

Nancy Ann Marzano and Rose A. DeBord “My life was so much richer because of my sister”, states Rose A. DeBord, treasurer for The Charles and Salome Reymann Foundation. When reflecting on the life and death of Nancy, Rose speaks with wisdom, a full heart and an...

Shannon Dawson’s Talk

Shannon Dawson’s talk, delivered at the 2022 Casino Night fundraiser event “Good evening. I am a two-time recipient of The Charles and Salome Reymann Foundation scholarship. I want to not only thank the Reymann Foundation board for selecting me, but each one of you...

Mary Salome Reymann’s Eulogy

  Eulogy | Mary Salome Reymann June 2, 1882-February 17, 1969 “The woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Give her a reward of her labors, and let her works praise her at the city gates.”  Proverbs 31 – 30-31 Dear family of the deceased, Rt. Rev. and Very...

Russell Reymann – An Inspiration For Our Foundation

Russell Reymann's Eulogy from his brother Louis Reymann Good morning. I’m Russell’s brother Loo-Eye. When we were young Russell called me Loo-Eye because he couldn’t say Louis. Nevertheless, I’m a lucky guy because my six sisters are always available to tell me what...

Living Out Our Mission – Becky’s Story

One would think that Becky Kovesci, great granddaughter of Charles and Salome Reymann, was influenced by her family to pursue a career in the field of Special Education. But yet, it’s the passion in Becky’s own heart that led her down the path of helping students with...

The First Reymann Scholar – Catherine’s Story

My name is Catherine (Canning) Schwall and I was the first Reymann Scholar. While in High School, I had no intention of becoming a teacher. But then my High School math teacher told the class about a summer program for children with special needs which could use some...

Reymann Scholarship Recipient Spotlight

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4...

Art of Recovery

We recently had the honor of supporting The Art of Recovery, a Community Support Services (CSS) program that uses expressive arts to help individuals living with persistent mental illness. This program, hosted at the Akron Art Museum on March 22, raised support for...

Salome’s Heart Introduction

Hello. I am Margaret Reymann Skinner, and I am currently serving as Vice Chairwoman of the Charles and Salome Reymann Foundation board of directors. I am both honored and greatly humbled to speak to you about our year-end campaign.As many of you know, the Reymann...

Akron Rotary Camp Sponsorship

The camp is a project of the Akron Rotary, and serves over 1800 children and adults with disabilities and their families on an annual basis.

The Impact of the Reymann Foundation on My Life

I was an eighteen-year-old fresh out of high school, when my life took a traumatic turn. I had never considered a path for my life which involved working with people with Developmental Disabilities. I had every intention of graduating from Cornell University and...

The Brooke McMahan Memorial Invitational Swim Meet

I feel nervous, sad and excited as I open the wide doors and walk inside the Ocasek Natatorium at the University of Akron. It's the same mix of emotions each year. Hundreds of folks, including those with disabilities, gather inside this building. Sometime during the...

The Faith and Light Retreat

The Charles and Salome Reymann Foundation is a mainstay supporter of the annual Faith and Light Retreat. Their significant contribution to our retreat covers 40% of the expenses to host the event, and makes it possible for individuals to attend who struggle financially.