Sonja Pagniano

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Assistant Director of Annual Giving – Leadership


The College of Wooster

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Community Interests

Arts, Downtown, Higher Education, Local Government, Women's Issues, Environmental Issues/Parks, Minority Affairs/Diversity, Animal Welfare

Community Involvement

Board Member & Development Committee Chair, Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund (June 2020 – Present)

Committee Member, 2019 Auction Chair, Akron Zoo, Summer Safari Planning Committee (January 2018 – Present)

Speech and Debate Coach, Wooster High School (July 2020 – Present) 

Member & Design Committee Chair, Main Street Medina (June 2019 – May 2020)

Economic Vitality Committee Member, Main Street Wadsworth (March 2019 – May 2020)

Founder & Chair of Historic Barberton Arts Committee (April 2018 – March 2019)
Created a Committee dedicated to furthering public art in historic downtown Barberton.
Executive Board Member, Summit County Continuum of Care Coalition (February 2018 – March 2019)
Member, Barberton Bike Share Committee (April 2018 – March 2019)
Serve on the committee representing the City of Barberton and help to promote and advocate for biking in Barberton.
Member, Summit County Public Health, Creating Healthy Communities Subcommittee (June 2018 – March 2019)
Creating Healthy Communities is committed to preventing and reducing chronic disease statewide. Through cross-sector collaborations, we are activating communities to improve access to and affordability of healthy food, increase opportunities for physical activity, and assure tobacco-free living where Ohioans live, work, and play.

Committee Member, ATHENA Leadership Award, ATHENA, Akron (July 2017 – October 2018)
Served as part of the Sponsorships and Program sub-committees. Solicited $3,000 in sponsorships for the event, as a whole we raised $9,000. Designed and coordinated the program for the event using Canva and worked closely with a local printing company.
Attendee, Coalition of Homelessness and Housing in Ohio, Conference, Columbus, Ohio (April, 2018)
Let the People Ride: The Battle for Equal Access to Dayton’s RTA, Connecting Needs and Assets: Landlord Engagement & Recruitment, and Speak Up, Get Heard: Strategies to Effect Change were sessions attended at the conference.

Torchbearers: Certificate of Completion (2019)

ATHENA Akron Honoree: Woman Leader in a New Position (2018)

Fair Housing Training Certificate of Participation (2018)

GPAD Certificate of Participation (2016)

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2021 Opt-in/Alum Status


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