APS Students Benefit From February Fundraiser

A Rose Foundation Art Auction
Posted on 01/09/2020
Image of Andrea Rose Teodosio(Marc Bona for Cleveland.com)

The seventh annual Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation Angel Art Auction is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 6.

The auction, whose proceeds benefit Andrea Rose Teodosio Memorial Foundation, will be at the John S. Knight Center 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6.

The event includes food stations, open bar and entertainment. Local artists Nikki Bartel and Benjamin Manista will hold a live-painting performance, and Zeber Martell will present a pottery demonstration.

The non-profit supports organizations making a difference in the area. Last year, the event raised about $50,000.

Initiatives funded by the foundation include a wide-ranging group of area non-profits:
  • Akron’s Children’s Museum, to help establish the museum and build a sensory room, plus clothing and toy donations
  • Battered Women’s Shelter, restoration of two rooms to accommodate elder-abuse victims, plus clothing and toy donations
  • Council of Italian American Societies, scholarships
  • Stewart’s Caring Place, which provides a relaxed environment offering services and programs at no cost for people affected by cancer
  • Special Olympics, sponsorship support for the annual Brooke McMahon Memorial Swim Meet at the University of Akron
  • Donations of hats, gloves and socks through Walsh Jesuit Labré Homeless Outreach, Stand Down for Homeless Vets, Project Rise, Akron Public Schools, CASA Guardian Litem Program and Community Support Services Homeless
  • A Rose Project, which provides gently used homecoming and prom dresses to girls in foster care or in need
  • Rosebuds, which offers new and gently-used holiday dresses to girls in foster care
  • Red Cross Community Dinner
  • Summit County Children Services clothing and toy donations
  • Raised-bed gardens for seniors at Laurel House and Adult Day Services Program of Catholic Charities of Summit County
Auction tickets are $60 ($125 for VIP, $40 for young professional). Sponsorships are available.

The center is at 77 E. Mill St., Akron.

Andrea Rose Teodosio died at age 22 in a skiing accident. The Munroe Falls-based foundation was created to further the positive spirit of Teodosio, a graduate of Walsh Jesuit High School and John Carroll University.
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