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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 how easy it is to start your own charitable fund by calling us today at 330-376-8522.

From Sept. 8 to Dec. 7, 2018, the following 13 new funds were established:

An endowment fund established by the CASA Board Volunteer Association will help recruit, train and support volunteers who speak up for abused and neglected children in juvenile court.

Caritas Tzedakah Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Gayle Glanville, Akron Community Foundation's affiliate fund liaison.

CASA Endowment Fund: Endowment fund established by the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Board Volunteer Association to support the mission of its CASA/GAL (Guardian ad Litem) program, which recruits, trains and supports volunteers who speak up for abused and neglected children in juvenile court. 

Mary Jane Finley-Camp Endowment Fund of Battered Women's Shelter: Endowment fund established by the Battered Women's Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties to help women and families escaping domestic violence become healthy, productive citizens in our society.

Mary Jane Finley-Camp Endowment Fund of Humility of Mary Housing: Endowment fund established by Humility of Mary Housing to support H.M. Life Opportunity Services, a housing and supportive services program for homeless families. 


Charlie Fortney Memorial Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Michael and Anne Fortney in memory of their 19-month-old son who had spina bifida.

Hendryx Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Christopher Hendryx. 

Knoll Family Fund Promoting Civility and Acts of Kindness: Donor-advised fund established by the community foundation's 2018 Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award recipient, Thomas Knoll, and his wife, Ginny, to support organizations that promote civility and the betterment of our community, and to acknowledge people who have performed exemplary acts of kindness.

Manby Family Giving Fund: Donor-advised fund established by William Manby Sr. and Sally Manby. 

Medina Youth Lacrosse Association Endowment Fund: Endowment fund established by the Medina Youth Lacrosse Association to provide funding for capital and operating expenses for quality youth lacrosse programs in Medina County.

Sally D. Miller Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Roger T. Read, dedicated community philanthropist and past Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award recipient.

New Friends of the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library Endowment Fund: Endowment fund established by the Friends of the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library to focus public attention on the functions and services provided by the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library.  

Peter Piglia Designated Fund: Designated fund established by Peter J. Piglia to provide tuition assistance to students at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School.

Preziuso Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Tony and Renee Preziuso.