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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 June 8 to Sept. 7, 2018, the following 10 new funds were established:

An endowment fund established by the Akron Art Museum will enrich lives through modern and contemporary art.

Akron Art Museum Endowment Fund: Endowment fund established by the Akron Art Museum to preserve its mission of enriching lives through modern and contemporary art. 

Dana Pulk Dickinson Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Dana Pulk Dickinson to support her favorite charitable causes. 

IMAJIN Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by John P. O’Neill, president of PCC Airfoils, and his wife, Amie, to support their favorite causes through The Center for Family Philanthropy. 

Frances M. James Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Dr. Harold White to fulfill the charitable wishes of his sister, Frances James. The fund will be supported with a planned gift from Frances’ IRA, and she will be recognized as a member of Akron Community Foundation’s Edwin C. Shaw Society.

Kuczynski Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Doug Kuczynski, Akron Community Foundation board member and regional vice president at Medical Mutual of Ohio, and his wife, Laura, to support their favorite causes. 

On the Table Impact Fund: Board discretionary fund established by Akron Community Foundation to support the On the Table Community Impact Awards, a new grant program for actionable ideas that emerge from On the Table Greater Akron conversations.

Summit County Sports Hall of Fame Bruce Buchholzer Scholarship Fund: Scholarship fund established by the Summit County Sports Hall of Fame to provide postsecondary scholarships to Summit County high school student-athletes.

Summit County Sports Hall of Fame Endowment Fund: Endowment fund established by the Summit County Sports Hall of Fame to support its mission of recognizing Summit County residents who have demonstrated outstanding athletic achievements. 

Amy Jo and Roger Sutterluety Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Baldwin Wallace University professor Amy Jo Sutterluety and her husband, Roger, upon the recommendation of their financial advisor, David Staats of UBS.

Victim Assistance Program Endowment Fund: Endowment fund established by Victim Assistance Program to support its mission of empowering the community to restore lives impacted by crisis, violence and tragedy.