Jane's Sunshine Fund

Jane's Sunshine Fund

Jane Comunale was Stephen Jr.'s loving mother; she was a co-founder of the Stephen A. Comunale, Jr. Family Cancer Foundation; and a Board Member of the Foundation from its inception in 2006.  Jane lost her courageous battle with cancer in August of 2011 and is greatly missed.  Jane's Sunshine Fund was established in 2012 in memory of Jane Comunale to help put smiles on faces through small grants.    

Some examples of how Jane’s Sunshine Funds are used:

Assisting with a child’s birthday party

Sending flowers

Providing dinner

Grocery and gas gift cards

Personal hygiene items

Household necessities


Family theater tickets to see a movie

Restaurant gift cards

Akron Zoo passes

Cleveland Aquarium Tickets

The Foundation provided 61 grants through Jane's Sunshine Fund during the 2012 calendar year.  The program continues on and in between January 2013 and July 2014, the Foundation has awarded 130 Jane's Sunshine grants.