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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, all of our fundholders are giving back to the community in meaningful ways.

The following new funds have joined their ranks, and you can, too. Learn how easy it is to start your own charitable fund.

From Sept. 24 to Dec.  6, 2021, we welcomed 13 new funds:

The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra Endowment Fund was established to support the orchestra's enriching cultural performances and impactful music education.

  • *Barbara Becker Endowed Chair Fund (Cleveland Jazz Orchestra): Agency endowment fund established by Cleveland Jazz Orchestra to annually endow a chair and to support its mission to enrich the cultural and intellectual fabric of local communities through jazz.
  • Cleveland Jazz Orchestra Endowment Fund: Agency endowment fund established by Cleveland Jazz Orchestra to support its enriching cultural performances and impactful music education.
  • Grateful Heart Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Charles and Barbara Davis.
  • Jobs for Ohio's Graduates Endowment Fund: Agency endowment fund established by Tri-County Jobs for Ohio's Graduates to support its mission of assisting youth through dropout prevention and recovery programs to complete their education and successfully transition to employment at a livable wage or to enroll in post-secondary job training.
  • Keep Akron Beautiful Forever Endowment Fund: Agency endowment fund established by Keep Akron Beautiful to support its mission of improving Akron’s quality of life through beautification and responsible environmental management.
  • Kroskey Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Kevin and Brandy Kroskey.
  • Leppo Group Employee Scholarship Fund: Scholarship fund established by Dale and Lucinda Leppo to provide post-secondary scholarships for Leppo Group employees and their children who are pursuing a degree in STEM, business, IT or any technical program.
  • Daniel C. McClelland Commitment to Community Scholarship Fund: Scholarship fund established by Barry and Ann Klein to provide post-secondary scholarships for Chardon High School seniors who demonstrate service to others and to the community.
  • Thomas and Laura Navin Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Thomas C. Navin and Laura K. Loshing-Navin.
  • Jay and Marilyn Stitz Fund: Donor-advised fund established by the Jay & Marilyn Stitz Foundation.
  • Toth Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Lawrence and Susan Toth.
  • Grace Wakulchik Family Fund: Donor-advised fund established by Grace Wakulchik, CEO emeritus of Akron Children's Hospital.
  • John D. Zoilo Fund: Donor-advised fund established by John D. Zoilo.

*Permanently endowed fund

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