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Akron Community Foundation is a library of personal stories. Their authors? Charitable people just like you who want to enrich the community in their own unique way, now and forever.

Some are fundholder stories, which feature charitable individuals, families and organizations that find purpose, ease and fulfillment by giving through Akron Community Foundation. Others are grantee stories about nonprofits that are leveraging generous gifts from our donors and fundholders to improve life all over Summit County. Still others are advisor stories about legal and financial professionals who have expanded their services and strengthened client relationships by offering philanthropic services through Akron Community Foundation.

Ready to write your own story? Learn how you can start a charitable fund and leave your mark on the community for generations to come. You can also read our publications for more inspiring stories about philanthropy in Greater Akron.

This holiday season, make your giving last forever
This holiday season, make your giving last forever
As the holidays approach, consider the benefits of giving your loved ones a gift that can’t be broken, stored away, or quickly consumed. Celebrate the joy of the season with a gift in their name to Bath Community Fund. A gift to Bath Community Fund is the...
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Creating a Welcoming New Home
Creating a Welcoming New Home
Local nonprofits help resettled residents through partnerships, philanthropy When the United States pulled out of a 20-year occupation of Afghanistan this summer, it triggered a humanitarian crisis that displaced more than 550,000 Afghans, nearly 1,000 of...
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Five ways to maximize your clients' year-end giving
Five ways to maximize your clients' year-end giving
Before your clients ring in the new year, make sure they have maximized their charitable giving for 2021. Gifts made to a charitable fund by Dec. 31 will earn them a tax deduction for the current year while supporting the causes they love for many years to...
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Former Executive Director Jody Bacon passed away Nov. 8
Former Executive Director Jody Bacon passed away Nov. 8
We were saddened to learn of the recent passing of Jody Bacon, who played a significant part in the history of Akron Community Foundation as our previous — and first — executive director and president. Jody, who worked at the community foundation from...
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David L. and Margaret Scott Yeager Fund
David L. and Margaret Scott Yeager Fund
Like so many of us, Dave Yeager lost his mom to cancer. Now, he’s working to ensure sons and daughters are no longer left motherless by the disease. As a young professional, Dave began more than 40 years of volunteer service with the American Cancer...
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