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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 Nov. 22, 2016, to March 10, 2017, the following 12 new funds were established:

The Judith A. Resnik Memorial Fund was transferred to Akron Community Foundation from Akron Public Schools to provide scholarships to APS graduates who plan to pursue a career in mathematics, science or allied fields.

DAF23 Fund: A donor-advised fund established anonymously to make grants to its advisors’ favorite causes.

Suzanne and Peter Fielder Charitable Fund: Donor-advised fund established by the Fielders upon the recommendation of their financial advisor, Chad Immel.

Fir Hill Fund: Donor-advised fund established by James and Claudia Hower upon the recommendation of Roetzel & Andress partner Steve Cox.

Rita and David George Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by the George family to support their favorite causes.

Claudia Mendat Hower Revere Teacher Initiatives Fund: Designated fund established to support educational programs within Revere Local Schools.

Immel Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Edward Jones financial advisor Chad Immel.

Professional Advisor Council Fund: Unrestricted fund established by Akron Community Foundation to support initiatives and events for area lawyers, accountants, financial advisors and wealth advisors. 

Project Ed Bear Inc. Scholarship Fund: Established to provide educational opportunities to childhood cancer survivors from Northeast Ohio who are attending accredited institutions for higher education, technical or vocational programs.

Judith A. Resnik Memorial Fund: Scholarship fund transferred to Akron Community Foundation from Akron Public Schools to provide scholarships to APS graduates who plan to pursue a career in mathematics, science or allied fields.

Shaffer-Totaro Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Terry and Mary Shaffer on the recommendation of their attorney, Chris Niekamp.

Tifft Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Victoria Tifft, CEO of ClinicalRM, and her husband, Quinten, to perpetuate their family’s charitable giving.

Scott and Margaret Weiner Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Akron natives Dr. Scott Weiner, an orthopedic oncologist with Summa Health, and his wife, Margaret.