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ACF's 67th Annual Meeting

July 12, 2022
5:30 pm
Hilton Akron/Fairlawn

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 we're embarking upon this year, including our latest strategic plan. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed by the program from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m.

There is no cost to attend the annual meeting, but reservations are required by Tuesday, July 5.

Questions? Contact De Shawn Pickett at or 330-376-8522.

Blue Jean Bash

September 22, 2022
6:00 pm
John S. Knight Center
Akron Marathon Sustainability Fund

Put on your blue jeans and join the Akron Marathon as it kicks off race weekend and celebrates 20 years along the Blue Line. This fundraising event will benefit the Akron Marathon Sustainability Fund of Akron Community Foundation.

This year's event will feature a VIP cocktail hour, food stations, an open bar, a live auction, live entertainment, running celebrities, a walk down the 20-year history of the Blue Line, interactive displays, photo opportunities and more. Don't miss it!

Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award Dinner

October 11, 2022
6:00 pm
Hilton Akron/Fairlawn

Akron Community Foundation will honor Akron Marathon founders Steve and Jeannine Marks with the 53rd Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award.

The event begins with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 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.

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

Sugar Plum Tour of Holiday Homes

December 4, 2022
1:00 pm
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.

This year’s event includes both live and virtual tours, with the live tour taking place on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 1 to 5 p.m., and the virtual tour taking place the weekend of Dec. 10-11. The live tour will showcase five incomparable historic and contemporary homes, all festively decorated for the holiday season. Virtual tourgoers will get a peek into all five homes on the live tour, plus three additional bonus locations.

Following the tour, sponsors are invited to the private Patron Party at another spectacular residence. For sponsorship information, visit

Early bird ticket sales will begin the day of the Akron Pride Festival on Aug. 27 and can be purchased online at Proceeds from the Sugar Plum Tour support the Gay Community Endowment Fund’s grantmaking to programs that positively impact the LGBTQ+ community, as well as Greater Akron as a whole.

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