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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 Nov. 15, 2017 to March 2, 2018, the following 20 new funds were established:

An endowment fund established by Magical Theatre Company will support artistic excellence.

Akron Roundtable Endowment Fund: Endowment fund established to promote and sustain the mission of Akron Roundtable to bring regionally and nationally known speakers to Akron who inform, educate and stimulate listeners on topics of importance.

Tom, Mary and Becky Babcox Family Foundation Fund: Donor-advised fund established by William Babcox, president of Babcox Media, and his siblings to support their favorite causes in memory of their sister and parents.

Brockman Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by David Brockman, co-founder of BCG & Company, now a part of Sikich, and his wife, Vicki, to support their favorite causes and charities.

Brown Family Foundation Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Dan and Linda Brown to support their favorite causes.

Family & Community Services Endowment Fund: Endowment fund established to support the organization’s mission of strengthening, empowering and enriching the lives of individuals and families throughout 21 counties and in two states.

Gerstenmaier Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Dr. John Gerstenmaier, founder of Gerstenmaier Pediatric Dentistry.

Hart Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Patrick Hart, attorney at Hart Law, and his wife, Linda.

Jones Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Charles Jones, president and CEO of FirstEnergy, and his wife, Kimberly, to support their favorite causes, including education initiatives.

Katz and Kittens Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Randy and Julie Katz.

John and Regina Lindeman Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by John and Regina Lindeman.

Dennis & Holly Endowment Fund for Creativity at Magical Theatre Company: Endowment fund established by Magical Theatre Company in honor of longtime co-producing directors Dennis O’Connell and Holly Barkdoll to support artistic excellence.

Michael J. Marz Charitable Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Michael Marz to support his favorite causes and charities.

Peninsula Foundation Endowment Fund: Endowment fund established by the Peninsula Foundation to support its mission of promoting historic preservation and the arts in Peninsula, Ohio.

Richard and Alita Rogers Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Richard and Alita Rogers to support their favorite causes.

Shapiro Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Akron Community Foundation board member and Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro and her husband, Robert, to support their favorite causes and charities.

Summit County Master Gardeners Scholarship Fund: Established to provide scholarships to Summit County residents who are committed to attending a university in Ohio to pursue a degree in horticulture, agriculture or a related field.

Von Zastrow Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Stefan and Becky Von Zastrow.

Anonymous Giving by Laura L. Wallerstein Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Laura Wallerstein, attorney at Roetzel & Andress.

Joseph R. and Candi S. Weber Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Joseph and Candi Weber.

Steven and Wendy Zimmerman Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Steven Zimmerman, president of Tuffy Manufacturing, and his wife, Wendy, to support their favorite causes, particularly in the Jewish community.