November 2020 Scholarship Fundraiser

Virtual Beer Tasting Event – Christmas Ale Edition!

(Summit County, Akron, Ohio –Oct. 2020) – Back by popular demand! Akron Promise will host another Virtual Beer Tasting event to help raise scholarship funds for Akron students. This time you’ll get to taste four of this season’s holiday beers from four local breweries.  Please join us on Friday, November 6, 2020, from 7-8:30pm. 

Once again, there will be commentary by Rick Armon, renowned beer writer and author of “Ohio Breweries” and  “Fifty Must-Try Craft Beers of Ohio”.  There will be discussion with the participating breweries: Akronym Brewing, Eighty-Three Brewery, Lock 15 Brewing Company and Missing Falls Brewery.

To participate in this VIRTUAL event, make a donation of any amount to Akron Promise at (or by mail, below).  Donations of $50 or more get all four holiday beers to taste during the event.  Please respond by Nov. 1 to be sure you get your 4-pack.

“For many Akron students, a major barrier to post-secondary education is money. For the third year in a row, Akron Promise will remove that barrier for up to ten Kenmore-Garfield High School students,” shared Tom Ghinder, Founder of Akron Promise, Inc. “We believe all students deserve a chance at a post-secondary certificate or degree, leading to a satisfying career and quality of life. In addition, Akron Promise is trying to shape the culture of education in Akron to help ensure that all students have access to appropriate supports, resources and opportunities.” 

Akron Promise is a 501c3 organization.  For more information or to register for this event, please go to  To make a direct donation, mail checks to “Akron Promise” at 66 Melbourne Avenue, Akron, OH 44313. 

Tom Ghinder

Founder, Akron Promise, Inc. 

Cell: 330-329-4855    


Author: Tom

Tom Ghinder founded Akron Promise, Inc. with his wife, Daralee Ghinder in 2015 to help shape a culture of education in Akron. Tom and Daralee have been residents of Akron for 25 years where their children attended and graduated from Akron Public Schools. Tom spent his professional career in IT specializing in data analysis, data quality, and the interrelationship of systems.