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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 3 to June 7, 2018, the following 7 new funds were established:

An endowment fund established by the Akron Zoo will support conservation and education.

Akron Zoological Park Endowment Fund: Endowment fund established to provide support for conservation and education programs at the Akron Zoo.

Labuda Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Raymond Labuda, chairman of the board of Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, to support his favorite causes through multi-generational family philanthropy.

Kate Lieberth Lytton Education in Dance Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Dave Lieberth and Alec Lytton in memory of Kate Lieberth Lytton to support causes she cared about, including education in dance.

George Nahmi Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established George Nahmi to support his favorite causes and charities.

Marilyn Stroud Music Alive Program Endowment Fund: Endowment fund established by The Friends of The Summit to support the Marilyn Stroud Music Alive Program that helps young musicians in local schools learn the joys of playing an instrument.

Summit County Police & Fire Community Engagement Fund: Endowment fund established to inspire positive relationships between police and fire safety forces and the youth, teens and adults in Summit County through positive interaction and dialogue.

Summit Metro Parks Foundation Designated Scholarship Fund: Designated fund established to support the Summit Metro Parks’ internal scholarship program.