We asked folks we admire to tell us about what they want their legacy to be.  Check out their responses below.

Deborah Lavinsky | Pilates Teacher & Health Coach

I’ve always tried to live my life by the words “be good, do good”. Whether through random acts of kindness, charitable giving, serving on numerous not for profit boards, setting an example for my family, friends, and co-workers I have tried to walk the walk. As an observant Jew, these principles are part of the fabric of Jewish life. Giving to charity (tzedakah) and healing or repairing the world (tikkun olam) are two important tenets that I try to live daily. I remember when I was fortunate to be selected as a member of Leadership Akron’s Class XVI in 2000, the CEO of Advanced Elastomer Systems gave an inspiring talk to our class about boardsmanship- in other words, what it means to serve on a board. For many, being on a board only means getting their names on the organization’s letterhead and doing nothing, only using it as a resume builder. Read more>>

Jennifer Dominguez | Founder & Creator

I want people to remember my page as a platform that was created not only to share what is going on in the rock ‘n’ roll scene in the valley but as a place where local bands can get the word out about their music, shows, merch etc. I want to know that I was able to help local musicians at least a little bit. In the age of social media a simple share could help someone so much. Read more>>

Stefan Moore | Chairman & CEO

It’s not my legacy that I care about. It’s my daughter’s. My daughter, Ashley, who is no longer physically here to make this world a better place. Cancer Response Team is her legacy, and she will live on through every child and family that it touches. Ashley died from brain cancer at the age of 13. Before she died, I made a promise to her that I would do everything possible to help the lives of other children battling cancer. There is an immense need to offer complementary therapies and treatments to support families who choose to pursue a truly integrative approach to cancer treatment – one that combines the best that conventional medicine and natural medicine have to offer. Read more>>