About The Scott & Julie Mawaka Charitable Foundation

The Mawaka Family

Scott and Julie Mawaka, a couple from Hudson, OH, created The Scott & Julie Mawaka Charitable Foundation in 2004. They reside in Hudson, OH with their two daughters, Kylie and Jordyn.

In an effort to bring awareness and funding for non-profit organizations in the Cleveland-Akron area, they hosted an annual golf outing to benefit local charities. 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, Miele Foundation, Enterprise-Rent-A-Car and many friends and colleagues who participate on an annual basis have supported The Mawaka Foundation in their resolve 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. With the generous support from family, friends, colleagues and neighbors, The Mawaka Foundation raised over $700,000.00 in donations over ten years.

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. Together the organizations coordinate charitable weekend including a golf outing, music, food and philanthropy. In just three years, The Rockin’ FORE The Kids event generated $700,000 to benefit Akron Children’s Hospital. Headlining bands including The Gin Blossoms (’16) Rascal Flatts (’17) , Steven Tyler (’18) and Starship (’19) and Sammy Hagar (’19) as well as celebrity chefs and sports figures, have participated in the weekend long event.

A variety of venues have been utilized to host the weekend festivities. And are treated with the highest level of professionalism and security. Such venues have included Stadiums, Minor League Baseball fields, outdoor Amphitheaters, Concert Halls and Country Clubs.

In 2018, The Mawaka and LOPen Charities established a $1 Million commitment to an Endowed Chair honoring Dr. Jeffrey Hord, M.D. of the Pediatric Hematology / Oncology Unit of Akron Children’s Hospital. Click here to read more about the Endowed Chair.

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.

Their gratitude for the support and generosity they have received over the years is immeasurable.


Akron Children's Hospital Youth Challenge ALS Habitat for Humanity


Ron & Fran Mawaka
Fleet Response
Alert Driving
Capital Planners/LFG
Phil Rhee
Enterprise Holdings Foundation
Miele Foundation
Todd & Associates
Ellsworth Financial

Color Bar
Gerber Glass
Kaulig Capital
Metis LLC
JakeJosh Land LLC
Professional Peers, Family and Friends of Philanthropy
Ted DiBiase Jr.
Bret Saberhagen
John Sumodi

Current Events

The Mawaka Foundation in partnership with LOPen Charities Presents:
Rockin' FORE the Kids!

August 13, 2020

To Our Valued Sponsors and Supporters,

After careful consideration, and in light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments, this year’s Mawaka Foundation/LOPen Charities events have been postponed indefinitely. Thank you everyone for your generous contributions and support. If you purchased tickets to this year’s event, you will be fully refunded. Please allow 7-10 business days for the refund to credit your original form of payment.

Information about future events will be shared once set it place. Please continue to visit www.mawakafoundation or www.lopenrocks.com for event details. Stay safe and healthy!

Scott and Julie Mawaka
Mawaka Foundation
Phil and Jen Lopez
Brad and Jen Croce
LOPen Charities