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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 March 11 to June 15, 2017, the following nine new funds were established:

The J.M. Smucker Company Fund will support programs for women and girls to the tune of $500,000.

Coleman Professional Services Endowment Fund for Mental Health and Addictions Recovery: Established to provide mental health and addiction recovery programs at Coleman Professional Services, which provides an array of behavioral health services and rehabilitation programs to individuals and families.

Demboski Robinson Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Kathy Moses Salem to support her children's and grandchildren’s charitable giving.

Emma and David Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by an anonymous donor. 

Patricia Hansel Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Patricia Hansel, who plans to use her fund to benefit organizations that help individuals with developmental disabilities.

Jennifer Hendryx Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Christopher Hendryx in honor of his wife, Jennifer, for her birthday.

Scott T. Read Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Roger Read in honor of his son, Scott, co-founder and principal of Accelerant. 

Joseph L. Ruby Scholarship Fund: Established in honor of Direction Home Akron Canton's former president and CEO, Joseph Ruby, to award scholarships to students pursuing a career in gerontology, social work, nursing or a related health care program.

Kathy Moses Salem Philanthropic Fund: Donor-advised fund established upon the recommendation of Brouse McDowell attorney and former Akron Community Foundation board chair Michael A. Sweeney.

The J.M. Smucker Company Fund: Smucker's will support this fund with five $100,000 gifts that will fund educational initiatives and programs for women and girls.