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Our Values

We embrace and enhance the work of charitable people who make a permanent commitment to the good of the community.

Passion

  • We get excited about our donors’ charitable dreams
  • We celebrate our partners’ philanthropy and one another’s successes
  • We serve the community and one another with energy and joy
  • We empower and equip all partners in the organization to be zealous ambassadors of Akron Community Foundation
Excellence

  • We are role models at work and in our community
  • We constantly seek opportunities for individual and organizational growth
  • We enthusiastically strive to exceed the expectations of our partners, the public and ourselves
  • We continuously seek and embrace feedback as a source of improvement
  • We exercise personal discipline and diligence in everyday activities

Accountability

  • We proactively take responsibility to be informed and to inform others
  • We value open, honest and timely dialogue within and across departments
  • We hold ourselves and others accountable for behaviors, actions and results
  • We embody honesty, integrity and mutual respect in everything we do
Quality of Life

  • We take our jobs seriously but not ourselves
  • We respect one another’s backgrounds, lifestyles and interests
  • We value a healthy balance between work and family
  • We strive to maintain a positive outlook, regardless of the situation
Collaboration

  • We can accomplish more together than we can individually
  • We trust the capabilities, character and judgment of our colleagues and charitable partners, and we empower them to make decisions
  • We constantly seek ways to bring together people, organizations and resources to benefit the community
  • We share a common strategic vision and work together to make it a reality