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Welcome, New Funds

Hundreds of individuals, families, nonprofits and local businesses have trusted Akron Community Foundation with their philanthropy over the years. 

Whether they started a donor-advised fund to give back to their favorite causes, a scholarship fund to help students pursue their educational dreams, or an agency endowment fund to support their nonprofit's mission, these fundholders have taken steps to ensure they can give back to our community forever. The following new funds have joined their ranks, and you can, too. Learn more about how easy it is to start your own charitable fund, or call us today at 330-376-8522.

From Sept. 8 to Nov. 21, 2016, the following 10 new funds were established:

Members of Bath Church surprised retiring pastor Mark Frey with a charitable fund in his name that will benefit the community.

Kenneth Blower Memorial Scholarship Fund: Established by the family of Kenneth Blower to provide scholarships to Hudson High School graduating seniors pursuing a degree in scientific areas of study, with preference given to those who are the first in their family to attend college.

Michael James Carmack Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Robert Carmack in memory of his son, Michael, who had cerebral palsy. The fund will support many of the organizations that enriched Michael's life, such as Hattie Larlham and Akron Children's Hospital.

Farver Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Timothy Remington and Ronald Becker as a retirement gift for their friend and mentor William Farver, a former Goodyear aviator.

Mark and Margee Frey Fund: Designated fund established by the Bath Church – United Church of Christ in honor of the Rev. Mark Frey's retirement to support Bath Community Fund’s grantmaking to programs that help Bath residents in times of need.

Bennett L. and Linda D. Gaines Fund: Donor-advised fund established by our board member and FirstEnergy Vice President and Chief Information Officer Bennett Gaines and his wife, Linda.

Hood Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Ramona Hood, a vice president at GENCO, a FedEx Company, with her daughters Mariah and Kayla serving alongside her as advisors to the fund. 

RAHAB Endowment Fund: Established to support the organization’s mission of providing support to female victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. 

Norma B. Summerville Scholarship Foundation Fund: Established to provide scholarships to female graduates of Akron Public Schools attending an accredited four-year institution of higher education.

Valor Home of Summit County Endowment Fund: Established to provide housing assistance and support services to homeless veterans.

Robert E. and Judy Everett Wilson Last Dollar Scholarship Fund: Established to support Kent State University’s Last Dollar Scholarship Fund, a fund that provides aid to students facing unforeseen financial difficulties.