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Agency Endowment Stories

Nonprofits all over Northeast Ohio are realizing the benefits of having permanent funds at Akron Community Foundation.

Here are a few of their stories:

imageTrails Forever Legacy Fund »
During his 21 years as superintendent, John Debo had a looming frustration about the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It wasn’t the staff; they were top notch. And it wasn’t the numbers; the park attracted millions every year.

imageBlack Keys Fund »
The first time Black Keys drummer Pat Carney heard of Alfred McMoore, it was via answering machine. “This is Alfred McMoore. Your black key is taking too long.”

imageMargaret Thorp Crown Point Fund »
A fund established at Akron Community Foundation will permanently support the passion of local veterinarian Dr. Margaret Thorp.

imageStow-Munroe Falls Library Fund »
From book sales to bake-offs, the Friends of the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library work hard to support the library’s literary, cultural and informational resources. On Sept. 6, 2007, the group took a major step toward ensuring its hard work pays off forever.

imageRecord gift funds miraculous recoveries »
In July 2005, while people were prepping their barbeques for Independence Day, Larry Soper, enslaved by drugs, was planning his suicide. On July 7, Larry found his freedom at the IBH Addiction Recovery Center, a 154-acre treatment facility in Coventry Township. That facility will now exist forever thanks to the IBH Foundation Fund of Akron Community Foundation, which began June 7 with a record-breaking gift of $12 million.