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David L. and Margaret Scott Yeager Fund

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Dave and Peg Yeager

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 Society. Back then, it was "just something you did, a duty." He answered the call, not knowing how personally the disease would later impact him.

Dave and his wife, Peg, both lost parents to cancer, so the cause was close to home. They wanted to do something additional and more permanent to support the cancer society, and their donor-advised fund at Akron Community Foundation became just the vehicle.

Since founding it in 1998, the couple has used the David L. and Margaret Scott Yeager Fund to support their alma mater, church, and local health and welfare organizations. Even now – especially now – the cancer society is one of those vital initiatives.

"Unfortunately, we know people who have lost parents or loved ones," Dave said, "but we also know survivors. And more people these days are surviving."

With a gift of stock to the community foundation, the Yeagers started their fund and enjoyed the greatest tax benefit available from any nonprofit. What type of giving suits you: a current gift like the Yeagers’ or a future gift like a bequest? Compare your options at www.akroncf.org/giving

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