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Thank You Thursday - Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation

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The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation was created to help enrich the lives of the people of Akron and Summit County, Ohio.

Born in Georgetown, Kentucky, on August 25, 1901, Mr. Corbin was the son of Lannis and Virginia L. Corbin and married Mary F. Swinney on June 14, 1924.   

Mr. Corbin began working for the Chevrolet Motor Division of the General Motors Corporation in 1926. He moved to Akron in 1945 and formed City Chevrolet, which became one of Ohio’s largest automobile dealerships.

Throughout his career, Mr. Corbin took an active role in many business and civic organizations and received numerous commendations for his community service; one of which, the Distinguished Service Award, was presented to him by the people of Akron in 1979.

Mr. Corbin not only gave his time, but also offered financial support to benefit his community and its people. Mrs. Corbin died in 1977.  Mr. Corbin died in 1989, leaving the bulk of his estate to the foundation bearing his and his wife’s names. 

“The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation has been a tremendous supporter of the Soap Box Derby,” said Derby Vice President Bobby Dinkins. “The Foundation’s interests match up well with our mission. Its support has helped us grow our STEM-based education program as well as the All-American racing program.”

The Derby would like to say THANK YOU to the Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation for helping us continue our mission of building knowledge and character, and creating meaningful experiences through collaboration and fair and honest competition.

This is the 26th installment of our weekly “Thank You Thursday” feature. Each week we will offer a heartfelt “Thank You” to a corporation, civic or community leader, volunteer, foundation or an individual who has helped us continue our mission. To view previous features please click below.

Thank You Thursday
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - FirstEnergy Corp.
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - Don Plusquellic
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - Bill Ginter
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - Marous Brothers Construction
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - Myers Industries
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - Outgoing Board Members
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - New Board Members
Thursday. November 24, 2016 - Volunteers
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - Dairy Queen 
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - Curriculum Funders
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - SUBWAY®
Thursday, December 22, 2016 - Will Looman
Thursday, December 29, 2016 - Taylor Made Jewelry
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - Greater Akron Chamber
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - Bob Troyer
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - GPD Group
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - Former Summit County Executive Russ Pry and the County of Summit, Ohio
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - Pilot Flying J
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - Dave Hubbell
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - AAA Akron Auto Club 
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - Danny Hughes
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - Corbin Bernsen
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - Dave Lieberth 
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - Joe Mazur