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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 Sept. 14 to Dec. 6, 2019, the following nine new funds were established:
 

Lou Albertson

The Lou Albertson Endowment Fund, established with a charitable IRA rollover and grown through future planned gifts, will forever support the foundation's quarterly grant cycles and its Millennium Fund for Children.

Lou Albertson Endowment Fund: Board discretionary fund established by Lou Albertson to support Akron Community Foundation’s four competitive grant cycles, as well as its Millennium Fund for Children.     

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

Dick Chenoweth Fund for Experiential Education: Corporate-advised fund established by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation to support K-12 experiential education, with an emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship in Greater Akron.

Juve Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Richard and Sharon Juve.     

Andrew and Emily Little Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Andrew and Emily Little.

Team Awesome Sauce Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Steve Bunch and Christine Myers-Johnston.

Truly Reaching You Endowment Fund: Agency endowment fund established by Truly Reaching You to support the organization’s mission of renewing, rebuilding and reconnecting previously incarcerated men with their family and community.

*Leo and Mary Kay Walter, Jr. Fund: Designated fund established by Mary Kay Walter to support St. Vincent-St. Mary High School Foundation’s Leo and Margaret Walter Scholarship.

Waternish Fund: Donor-advised fund established by David and Lyn Thomas.

*Permanently endowed