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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.

Rethinking inherited IRAs
Rethinking inherited IRAs
As you build your estate plan and consider how to provide for your adult children, keep in mind that naming children as the beneficiary of an IRA or other qualified plan probably is not something that should be automatic. For starters, if you are charitably...
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Understanding the personality types of your donors
Understanding the personality types of your donors
As you talk with your donors about the possibility of making a gift to your endowment fund at the community foundation, it's helpful to take a step back and consider your approach. Each donor's reasons for giving to your endowment fund will be a little...
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Keep your eye on clients' appreciated stock
Keep your eye on clients' appreciated stock
Many advisors will recall that by August 2022, markets were down 12% for the year and inflation was up 8.3% year-over-year. Perhaps consequently, annual charitable giving was on its way to a rare (fourth time in 40 years) year-over year decline of some 4%...
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Women's Endowment Fund Videos
Women's Endowment Fund Videos
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Women's Endowment Fund, our advisory board sought to tell stories about the volunteers and donors who have empowered the fund to award so many grants. Below, you'll find videos about the nonprofits and leaders that...
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Amplify Your Impact With a Gift of Life Insurance
Amplify Your Impact With a Gift of Life Insurance
It was a light-bulb moment the first time CBIZ Managing Director Naomi Ganoe learned about the benefits of gifting a life insurance policy to charity. As someone with a longtime passion for giving back to the causes she cares about, Naomi was drawn to the...
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Legacy giving: A conversation that's full of opportunity
Legacy giving: A conversation that's full of opportunity
August is National Make-A-Will Month. This means your clients may be reading articles and hearing about estate planning more this month than usual, which makes now an especially good time to prompt your clients to review their estate plans – or get their...
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