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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 Dec. 7, 2018, to March 1, 2019, the following 15 new funds were established:
 

An endowment fund established by Tuesday Musical Association will support future commissions of new music, premieres in Akron, and opportunities for students to learn from and be inspired by talented composers.

Ham and Beth Amer Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Hamilton S. and Mary Beth Farmer Amer.

Carlisle and Troiano Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Richard and Cheryl Carlisle.

Emmanuel Christian Academy Legacy Fund:
Designated fund established by David E. Logsdon to support Emmanuel Christian Academy. 

Evant Fund: Field-of-interest fund established by Evant Inc. to provide services to the developmentally disabled community within Summit County, including adult programming.

Mark and Patty Gibbs Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by R. Mark and Patricia L. Gibbs. 

Kihn and Verse Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Jean-Claude Kihn and Brigitte V. Verse.

L4 Project Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Michael Allio in memory of his wife, Laura Ritter Allio.

Blaize Lishewski Memorial Fund: Designated fund established by Joan (Toby) Gorant in memory of her grandson to support the IBH REACH Project or similar programs at the IBH Addiction Recovery Center.

Robert A. Moore Excellence in Education Family Fund:
Donor-advised fund established by Judge Carla Moore in memory of her father, Robert Moore, who was a distinguished educator in Akron Public Schools.

Myers Foundation New Music Fund: Endowment fund established by Tuesday Musical Association to support future commissions of new music, premieres in Akron, and opportunities for students to learn from and be inspired by talented composers.

Mark and Claire Purdy Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Mark and Claire Purdy.

Steven and Dr. Kathy Shoemaker Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Steven G. and Dr. Kathleen M. Shoemaker.

West Akron Baseball League Endowment Fund: Endowment fund established by West Akron Baseball League to provide community-based youth recreation leagues for baseball, softball and co-ed T-ball.

Western Reserve Public Media Endowment Fund: Endowment fund established by Western Reserve PBS to support its mission of promoting lifelong learning through broadcast programming and innovative technologies.

Henry C. Young Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Henry C. Young Jr.