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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. 6  to March 13, 2020, the following 20 new funds were established:
 

Good Samaritan Hunger Center Endowment Fund

The Good Samaritan Hunger Center Endowment Fund: Endowment fund was established by Good Samaritan Hunger Center to support its mission to feed the hungry in Akron and surrounding communities with a goal that one day no man, woman or child will go hungry..

*Akron Civic Theatre Legacy Fund: Endowment fund established by Akron Civic Theatre to support the historical and vibrant nonprofit cultural arts center in downtown Akron.

Bachmann Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Mark and Carol Bachmann.

*Brauning Family Endowment Fund: Donor-advised fund established by William J. Brauning.

Judge Patricia A. Cosgrove Legal Aid Fund: Endowment fund established by Community Legal Aid for its ongoing charitable mission of transforming the lives of those in poverty through legal advocacy.

Mastrojohn Davids Fund: Donor-advised fund established by John Mastrojohn and Dale Michael Davids.

Anthony and Jane DiDonato Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Anthony and Jane DiDonato.

Eaton Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Thomas and Courtney Eaton.

*Good Samaritan Hunger Center Endowment Fund: Endowment fund established by Good Samaritan Hunger Center to support its mission to feed the hungry in Akron and surrounding communities with a goal that one day no man, woman or child will go hungry.

Greene Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Michael & Marguerite Greene.

N.L. Hillery Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Nina L. Hillery.

HSC/Summit County Community Health Fund: Field-of-Interest fund established by Henry Schein, Inc. to provide a stimulus to nonprofit organizations and medical professionals in identifying and advancing solution models to the opiate/addiction crises in Summit County, which can be replicated across the region and state.

HSC/Summit County Community Health Fund: Designated fund established by Richard Zook and Douglas D. Zook, Jr. 

Michael and Lisa Little Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Michael and Lisa Little.

Masuoka Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Mark A.T. and Deborah G. Masuoka.

*Modibo Mutton Hill Endowment Fund Summit County Historical Society: Designated fund established to support Summit County Historical Society.

Naomi & Cassie CIRCLE Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Naomi Ganoe to support animals, mental health, and marginalized women and children.

Steven Schmidt and Richard J. Krochka Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Steven P. Schmidt and Richard J. Krochka.

Siddall Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Scott E. and Kathleen W. Siddall.

Mark and Katie Smucker Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Mark and Kathryn Smucker.

Catherine Woodcock Charitable Gift Annuity: Charitable Gift Annuity established by Catherine Woodcock to support Akron Community Foundation’s Community Fund and the Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund.

*Permanently endowed