About The Scott & Julie Mawaka Charitable Foundation
Scott and Julie Mawaka, a couple from Hudson, OH, created The Scott & Julie Mawaka Charitable Foundation in 2004. In an effort to bring awareness and funding to non-profit organizations in the Cleveland-Akron area, they began by hosting an annual golf outing at Shaker Heights Country Club (Shaker Heights, OH) to benefit local charities. With the generous support from family, friends, colleagues and neighbors, The Mawaka Foundation raised over $200,000.00 in donations in just ten years.
The Mawaka Foundation, originally created as a pass-through organization, is a 501C3 Non-Profit Foundation. Scott and Julie have selected beneficiaries that have personal meaning to them, their friends and family. Major annual sponsorship from The Mawaka Family, Fleet Response, Enterprise-Rent-A-Car and many friends and colleagues who participate on an annual basis have supported The Mawaka Foundation in their efforts to make significant charitable donations. Past beneficiaries include The Feel-Good Foundation, HeArt Inc., Habitat for Humanity Geauga County, The Northern Ohio Chapter of the ALS Association, and Youth Challenge.
In 2016 The Mawaka Foundation changed directions and collaborated with LOPen Charities to support The Akron Children’s Hospital Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. “Rockin’ FORE The Kids,” a weekend-long charitable event, included a golf tournament, sports celebrities, food & drink and concert by Brother Trouble and The Gin Blossoms. The combined effort raised $120,000.00 as well as a greater awareness for all organizations involved.
Looking forward, The Mawaka Foundation and LOPen Charities plan to continue their partnership and increase donations for Akron Children’s Hospital through an annual “Rockin’ FORE the Kids” event including golf, music, food and philanthropy.
Scott & Julie Mawaka live in Hudson, OH with their two daughters, Kylie and Jordyn. Their gratitude for the support and generosity they have received over the years is immeasurable. In honor of their family, friends, and community, Scott and Julie, together with The Mawaka Foundation, will continue their charitable efforts to have fun and make a difference.