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2021 Polsky Award Retrospective Celebration

October 12, 2021
7:00 pm
A link to view the live-streamed event will be provided upon registration.

Join us for a virtual presentation celebrating all of our esteemed past Polsky Award honorees. This retrospective event will pay tribute to the legendary leaders and trailblazing philanthropists who have shaped our community over the past half-century. Registration is complimentary but donations are welcome.

Happy Hour for Young Professionals

October 27, 2021
4:30 pm
Akron Community Foundation

Join us for a casual happy hour event for young professional advisors in Greater Akron. It's a fun opportunity to connect with local colleagues while learning how Akron Community Foundation can equip you to accomplish your clients' goals through philanthropy.

Continuing Education Seminar

November 3, 2021
7:30 am
Hilton Akron/Fairlawn

Biden's Tax Plan... What If?
Featuring Leon LaBrecque, Sequoia Financial Group

Join us for a continuing education program analyzing the impact of proposed legislation on tax and estate planning. After the keynote presentation, Leon will participate in a panel discussion with the following financial planning experts:

  • Lewis 'Trey' E. Bennett III, Partner | Stark & Knoll
  • Jesse W. Hurst, Financial Advisor and CEO | Impel Wealth Management
  • Angelina Milo, Vice President, Tax Services Group | Meaden & Moore

Presented in partnership with the Professional Advisor Council of Akron Community Foundation.

Continuing education applications have been submitted to the Ohio Department of Insurance, Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc., and The Supreme Court of Ohio. Accountancy credits will be self-reporting.

Sugar Plum Tour of Holiday Homes

December 5, 2021
1:00 pm
Beautiful homes throughout Greater Akron
Gay Community Endowment Fund

The Sugar Plum Tour is Akron’s premier holiday home tour and the signature fundraiser of the Gay Community Endowment Fund. Join us as we celebrate 20 years of dazzling decorations, twinkling lights, and unforgettable holiday traditions.

This year's festivities include both live and virtual tours, with the live tour taking place on Sunday, Dec. 5, from 1 to 5 p.m., and the virtual tour taking place the weekend of Dec. 11-12. Discounted early bird tickets are available through Oct. 31 and can be purchased online at

This year’s live tour is presented by Matt and Lisa Kaulig. The virtual tour is presented by Fran Bittle. For a complete list of sponsorship opportunities, visit

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