You will also be part of a caring community of other Major Donors who share your personal passion to help people with disabilities.
For those who are already Major Donors – we thank you and continue to work hard every day to find new opportunities to improve the lives of people with disabilities in Northeast Ohio.
Why I Give
“It’s an overwhelming joyfulness that I feel when I do something good for someone else.”
Jack Domenico loves the heartwarming feeling he gets through giving to others. The Reymann Foundation is proud to be a recipient of his generosity. Growing up in a large Catholic family with seven siblings, Jack learned strong work ethics and cultivated a 40 year career with a major utilities company in Canton, Ohio. Along the way, he raised a family of his own including a special needs daughter, Catherine, who was diagnosed with a hearing impairment at age six.
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Due to the lack of programs available for special needs children in the 1960’s, Catherine only progressed through the 3rd grade. As a young adult, Cathy became involved with employment-based organizations servicing individuals with developmental disabilities, but never experienced some of the wonderful programs offered by partners of the Reymann Foundation.
“I reviewed your website, and was so touched by your Foundation. When I read about what you are doing, I realized how much your mission resonates with my personal experiences. You are making programs possible that would have benefited my Cathy.” Jack decided to make a contribution from a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) in his Individual Retirement Account (IRA), and make a tax-free Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) to the Reymann Foundation. “It’s a win/win” Jack states, “and as long as I can continue to support this cause, I will!”
“So when asked why I give, my quick answer is ‘why not?’ I am grateful that I can make such a contribution at this point in my life.”
Your Support Helps in 4 Major Ways
Create New Programs
The Reymann Foundation began in 1967 with a simple mission to help people with developmental disabilities in Northeast Ohio live, learn and work in independence and dignity. We do this by responding to current needs – like funding the Transition to Work Program, which launched successfully in 2021 at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. It is the first ever work skill training program for students with special needs in any greater Akron private school.
Become a Major Donor to help us continue funding new programs like this.
Continue Successful Programs
For over 55 years, support from Major Donors helped 700 adults with disabilities live in dignity in group homes funded by The Reymann Foundation. More than $300,000 in scholarships have gone to support special education – fueling the passion of teachers who share our mission and other community involvement.
Become a Major Donor to help us keep these successful programs strong, growing and helping the people we serve in Northeast Ohio.
Support What’s In Your Heart
Like the Reymann family, many of our Major Donors know what it’s like to love and care for people with disabilities. They trust that our experience make us good stewards of the cause that is so personal to them.
Become a Major Donor to help us continue providing education, encouragement and dignity to people with disabilities and their families.
Be Strong Local Advocates
Our regional focus on Northeast Ohio allows us to see specific, unmet needs – and meet them, like retreat for families of people with disabilities, scholarships for deserving future educators, swim meets for athletes with disabilities. Our deep local roots help us to create opportunities to improve people’s lives.
Become a Major Donor to help us maintain a strong advocacy for people with disabilities who are our neighbors in Northeast Ohio.
Categories of Giving
We welcome all Categories of Giving. They give every individual, family and organization the means to support programs that make a true difference in the lives of the people we serve.
Dollar amounts noted are a reflection of lifetime contributions from people who share our mission to help.
Your Help is Important
Our many giving options range from structured giving and estate planning to creating an endowment. This maximizes the impact of your generosity and creates a meaningful, long-lasting legacy.