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John Garofalo: Vice President, Community Investment

John Garofalo

Vice President, Community Investment

Joined The Staff

August 2011

Favorite Thing About ACF

The chance to work with such a wide and diverse cross section of the community, both internally and externally. The people on staff at Akron Community Foundation are some of the most passionate and caring people I have ever known. Also, I am always amazed by the wonderful cohesiveness of our generous donors and this entire community when it comes to collaborating and addressing critical needs.

What He Does

In partnership with the other community investment staff, John keeps a pulse on what is happening with the nonprofit community in Akron. He works with nonprofits to determine what their most pressing needs are and advises them as they create a compelling grant request. He also oversees the grant distribution process for all of the community foundation’s affiliate funds.

What He Did Before

John worked as a senior development officer at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, where he oversaw all third-party fundraising initiatives and secured major gift commitments. John attended Kent State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in community health education and a master’s degree in community health management and administration.

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