An impactful group of Akron women celebrated 25 years tonight—25 years of uplifting women in Summit County.

The Akron Community Foundation's Women's Endowment Fund has granted more than $1.5 million to nonprofits that educate and empower women and girls.

Tuesday night at the For Women, Forever celebration, Goodyear CFO Laura Thompson, an Akron native, gave the keynote on career and community.

And as just another kid from Akron, WKYC's Sara Shookman was honored to be the mistress of ceremonies.