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ACF's 69th Annual Meeting

July 16, 2024
5:30 pm
Hilton Akron/Fairlawn
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Join us as we congratulate our donors, fundholders, grantees and professional advisor partners for another extraordinary year of impact. You'll learn about the exciting initiatives Akron Community Foundation is embarking upon this year, including our proactive grantmaking priorities of mental health, housing and public safety.

Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed by the program at 6:15 p.m. There is no cost to attend the annual meeting, but reservations are required by Tuesday, July 9.

For more information, please contact De Shawn Pickett at 330-376-8522.

Protect Your Nonprofit: Best Practices for Cyber Security

July 18, 2024
9:00 am
Akron Community Foundation
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Recent research shows that scams and phishing make up a majority of malware attacks for organizations, and social engineering attacks dominated, as 90% of mobile attacks and 87% of desktop attacks are using some form of social engineering. Is your organization prepared for such an event?

Join Akron Community Foundation and the team from Schauer Group – a risk management and insurance advisory firm – as they share cyber insurance and security best practices for nonprofit organizations. The session is free to attend but reservations are required. Please note: We are also offering a virtual option for those who would like to attend via video conference.

Community Issues Session: Third Spaces in Action

July 31, 2024
4:00 pm
Akron Dream Center
1035 Rosemary Blvd., Suite F, Akron
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Third Spaces have become trusted environments for young people outside of home and school that provide crucial support. They can range from after-school programs at community centers to meetups at churches, parks and libraries. Join us July 31 for our next Community Issues Session, which will feature local nonprofits that operate Third Spaces for young people, along with exploring strategies to create and leverage more Third Spaces in our community.

At the session, we'll hear from Akron Dream Center, The Vincent House, and First Serve at First Congregational Church of Hudson, who will each share their experience and expertise on different aspects of Third Spaces. The session will take place at Akron Dream Center, with the presentation beginning at 4 p.m., followed by a brief Q&A with audience members. Please note that the doors open at 3:30 p.m. The event is free to attend, but space is limited, so RSVP is required.

Akron Rotary Camp Regatta & 100th Anniversary Celebration

September 28, 2024
6:00 pm
Akron Rotary Camp
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For the last 100 years, Akron Rotary Camp has served children with special needs throughout Northeast Ohio. Join us as we celebrate the organization's 100th anniversary at the Akron Rotary Camp Regatta in the Portage Lakes. Guests will enjoy cocktails, entertainment, food and fireworks as we embrace the future.

Proceeds from the regatta will support the Akron Rotary Camp Endowment Fund, which was established at Akron Community Foundation to meet the needs of campers into the next century and beyond. Come join us as we continue this voyage of making a difference in the lives of special needs children and their families.

Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award Dinner

October 15, 2024
5:00 pm
Hilton Akron/Fairlawn
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Join us as we celebrate the philanthropic leadership of Father Norm Douglas, the 55th recipient of the Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award.

The event begins with a cocktail reception at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Dinner guests will enjoy a program led by Akron Community Foundation President and CEO John T. Petures Jr., followed by the presentation of the Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award, which is presented each year to an individual or couple who has shown selfless dedication to humanitarian causes in Akron.

Event proceeds benefit Akron Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity that improves the quality of life in Greater Akron by building community philanthropy.

Tickets will go on sale in late summer. For information about sponsorship availability and benefits, call Laura Lederer, vice president and chief development officer, at 330-436-5611.

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