The Rotary Club of Hudson is pleased to announce that new sponsors have been added for the 2018 Gala to compliment the sponsors who have supported the annual fund raiser for many years.
Den Rich, prominent Rotarian and Hudson citizen, bids on a Gala auction item using his iPhone
The 2018 Gala will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Twinsburg on May 18 from 6 to 10 pm. The 2017 Gala was the most successful ever, generating more than $75,000 in gross revenues. Co-chairs Ron Strobl and Gail Royster were pleased with the excitement over last year’s silent and live auction gifts as well as the quality of the five course dinner.
Returning sponsors include:
  • Akron Children’s Hospital, began as a day nursery in 1890. In 2010 it was the largest pediatric health care provider in northeast, Ohio, known for its compassionate approach and revolutionary treatments for kids.
  • Northwest Bank, offers 165 branch offices and has been serving the needs of Hudson customers for over 14 years with a full service brick and mortar location on Streetsboro street.
  • Peg’s Foundation(formerly The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation), supports the nourishment of the human mind through the promotion of mental wellness, the arts and education. Improving the lives of people with serious mental illness by investing in innovative projects in northeast Ohio, Peg’s Foundation is having a national transformational impact.
  • First National Bank, is the largest affiliate of F.N.B. Corporation, a $31 billion diversified financial services company operating in eight states. Founded in 1864, First National Bank of Pennsylvania provides a full range of commercial banking, consumer banking and wealth management services.
New sponsors include:
  • JOANN Stores, starting as a single storefront in Cleveland, the nation’s leading fabric and craft retailer has grown to more than 865 stores across 49 states and has become an industry leader in e-commerce business.
  • Retirepreneur, recently launched by a successful local businesswoman, Donna Kastner, for forward thinkers and doers who yearn for a more satisfying encore career chapter, designed on their terms, doing work they truly enjoy.
The featured Gala beneficiaries for 2018 are:
  • Gift of Life of Northeast Ohio
  • Hudson Community First’s “Uncharted Waters: What Every Senior Needs to Know Before Going to College”.
  • Hudson EMS Outreach’s new innovative program for senior citizens, RUOK?
For more information about registration, providing auction gifts or sponsorships, please visit or contact Ron Strobl at or Gail Royster at
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