Millennium Fund awards grant to all-girls group in Akron
Dec. 28, 2015
South Street Studio helps fifth- through ninth-grade girls who live in Akron’s Summit Lake neighborhood find themselves through activities and occasional field trips. The Millennium Fund for Children recently awarded the program a $2,000 grant to help support the young girls involved.
Leadership becomes habitual at Leggett Elementary
Dec. 19, 2015
A $2,000 Millennium Grant award — split this year between Leader In Me and a team-building basketball program — will help sustain the school’s efforts and provide resources for program costs and community engagement.
Millennium Fund helps Family Promise provide diapers, wipes and car seats for homeless babies
Dec. 12, 2015
Family Promise was recently awarded a $2,000 grant by the Akron Community Foundation’s Millennium Fund for Children to provide car seats, diapers and wipes for homeless babies. The fund was established in 1999 via a partnership between the foundation and the Akron Beacon Journal.
Millennium Fund donation introducing art to students
Dec. 4, 2015
Visitors at the Akron Art Museum received an exclusive tour through a one-night-only exhibit by the artists Thursday night. The program, which brings in students from different schools to display their artwork in a reception much like an art opening, is partially funded by a $1,000 grant from the Millennium Fund for Children.
Millennium Fund grant supports program that helps transgender youths
Nov. 28, 2015
This month, a $2,000 grant from the Millennium Fund for Children will allow OutSupport Inc. to purchase binders — which can cost up to $50 each — for at least 40 transgender youths throughout Northeast Ohio.
GOJO CEO honored for legacy of giving, leadership
Oct. 7, 2015
A local business and civic leader who shies away from public recognition of his philanthropy and leadership will be honored Wednesday night with one of the community's top honors.
CEO of GOJO receives 48th Polsky award
July 1, 2015
Akron Community Foundation has announced that Joe Kanfer will be the 48th recipient of its Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award. Kanfer, the chairman and CEO of Akron-based GOJO Industries will receive the award at the annual Polsky Humanitarian Award dinner, Oct. 7 at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn.
Family seeks hope to find a cure
June 14, 2015
With her bright blue eyes and infectious smile, Elise Bonsky seems like a typical, playful 3-year-old little girl. But her parents saw subtle, troubling signs since she was a baby.
Akron foundation celebrates legacy
June 9, 2015
Lisa Craine always figured you had to be rich to be a philanthropist. Craine was among at least 30 small fund holders and major community organizations alike celebrating Akron Community Foundation's 60th anniversary.
With the impending transfer of wealth comes an equally significant transfer — the transfer of leadership and philanthropic legacy. Smart Business spoke with Thomas Venarge, president of APV Engineered Coatings, to discuss how he and his father conducted a successful leadership transfer that involved both their family business and philanthropy.
Gay rights activist Shepard says equality getting closer
April 27, 2015
Judy Shepard, who spoke at the Gay Community Endowment Fund's annual meeting, said there is still work to be done to achieve complete acceptance and equality for the LGBT community.
Stubbs Awards honor 12
March 16, 2015
John T. Petures Jr., president and CEO of Akron Community Foundation, was one of 12 awarded the Harold K. Stubbs Award from the St. Paul AME Church.
Women's fund gives $85,000 in grants
March 2, 2015
The Women's Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation has awarded $85,000 to 12 nonprofit organizations whose mission is to improve life for Summit County's women and girls.
Reach Center makes an impact in Akron
Feb. 26, 2015
With ongoing support from Akron Community Foundation, the GAR Foundation and United Way of Summit County, Chris Yuhasz – who spends 75 percent of her time chasing grants – has launched Building for Tomorrow, a nonprofit organization to raise $1.5 million in sustainable funding for public housing and the Reach Center.
Ohio Gay Games raise most revenue ever
Feb. 21, 2015
Last summer's Gay Games in Northeast Ohio raised the most revenue in the event's history, organizers said. The August event held in Cleveland and Akron raised $6.8 million in revenue, netting a small profit of nearly $150,000, said Gay Games 9 Executive Director Thomas Nobbe.
Gay Games funds received
Feb. 20, 2015
After the most profitable year in Gay Games history, event officials announced the Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation will receive $27,000 of the net profit from the games.
ACF releases assessment on community needs
Feb. 12-18, 2015
Akron Community Foundation released on Feb. 4 an assessment of the most pressing quality-of-life issues facing Summit County.
The colorful legacy of the Gay Games
Feb. 9-15, 2015
Last August's Gay Games – like the sun, sandals and margaritas of summer – seem so long ago. But for Nigel Jarvis, the Gay Games in Cleveland are really just starting.
Create income with charity
Many people wish they were doing more to support their favorite charities. Often, they believe they don’t have enough assets to give, or that those they can give would have little impact.
The 100 most influential CEOs, politicians and civic leaders in Northeast Ohio, including Akron Community Foundation's President and CEO, John T. Petures, Jr. and board member, Virginia Albanese. Board member Mark Krohn was also listed in a special section for Emerging Leaders.
Longtime nonprofit leader joins Akron Community Foundation staff
Akron Community Foundation ends year with grants
Jan. 7, 2015
Jan. 10, 2015
Akron Community Foundation welcomed the addition of Teresa LeGrair as community investment officer this week.
Akron Community Foundation concluded its 2014 grant cycle last month by ratifying more than $1.5 million.