What We Support

Founded in 1967, the Charles and Salome Reymann Foundation is focused on three major areas of support for the development disabilities community in Northeast Ohio: we support licensed group living facilities that provide independent living for persons with special needs, we sponsor retreats and other forms of support for families and caregivers of people with developmental disabilities, and we encourage careers in special education by funding scholarships.

Stories of Support

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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